How Sierra Leone Became Africa’s Newest Tourism Destination



Following a visit by Dr. Jane Goodall in February, Sierra Leone has declared its tourism industry reborn with a slew of exciting announcements including visa-on-arrival, chimpanzees as the national species, and major advancements in wildlife and conservation legislation.


In November, Sierra Leone will host a celebrity event in London's Leicester Square, where a UK premier of film-maker / journalist Michaela Guzy's new documentary will be screened. More details will follow.


If you've never been to this African nation or want to learn more, join this interactive conversation and see the documentary with  Michaela Guzy and Hon. Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs for Sierra Leone, Dr. Memunatu Pratt.


The film footage showcases this beautiful country and its inspiring local people. It documents a local fashion designer, a chef breaking new ground, the sustainable entrepreneurship movement, and a chimpanzee sanctuary inspired by Jane Goodall years ago.

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Michaela Guzy is a New York based American media executive, entrepreneur, and on-air show host best known for producing an online video and content series called “OhThePeopleYouMeet”. Her work has made her a travel influencer and TV personality who frequently appears on morning television shows airing on CBS, Fox, ABC, Bravo and other major US networks. Michaela is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University where she teaches classes in travel storytelling and creating video content.