22 Dec Travelling through Sierra Leone Jungle on Motorbikes
Into the Jungle on Motorbikes… What an amazing combination!
The WildMinds team embarked on a journey into the remote areas of the Northern regions of Sierra Leone. What better way to travel through jungle than on motorbikes.
Sierra Leone Jungle on Motorbikes
Great plan. Find some riders willing to take us out on a long hard days drive. Check.
What you can’t always count on is their reliability. Regardless of the amount of planning you put in there will always be situations you need to react to in the moment.
In this episode
WildMinds founders, Red and Charlie, set out to visit several of the Street Child schools in the Northern region of Sierra Leone. These are remote areas that can only realistically be accessed by travelling on foot or through the jungle on motorbikes.
There are a couple of obstacles along the way, the largest challenges are the wide fast flowing rivers that cross the region. There are no bridges, if there are they are very far apart. Your best method of crossing is by canoe.
Load your motorbikes on to the canoes, ensuring they are balanced as you will have little opportunity to correct for it once the canoe is pushed off.
This is by far the best way to see the country. You’re not travelling in luxury but you’ve got the best view of the scenery around you and excitement of blasting through the jungle on motorbikes.
Watch the latest episode here on Youtube to see how the WildMinds team got on in this leg of the journey.
Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Rural Work – Bringing access to education to some of the poorest rural locations in the world. Through teacher training and the establishment of educational facilities in areas where they are needed most, we work towards ensuring that out of school children have the chance to gain an education. Between 2010 and 2013 we helped more than 20,000 children gain access to education.