Tourism Ministry Maps out Routes & Finish Line for 2022 Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Rally


By Amin Kef (Ranger)

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, in a Press Release dated 25th October, 2022 has revealed that Sierra Leone will play host to the Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Rally Finish Line 2022 from the 6th to 8th November, 2022.

It furthered that the event, which has been dubbed; the “Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Challenge”, is the world’s largest amateur vehicular rally and Africa’s biggest humanitarian event.

Also stated was that the rally comprises 600 participants with 250 vehicles and 350 motor bikes arriving in Sierra Leone through Kambia on the 6th of November 2022 to Masiaka town where they will spend the night and on the 7th of November 2022 the teams will move to Bureh beach where a Beach Carnival will be organized in their honour.

According to the Ministry, the teams will drive through Waterloo, Up Gun, Kissy Road, Goderich Street, Rokel Street, Siaka Stevens Street, Sanders Street, St. John, Savage Street, Congo Cross, Wilkinson Road, Lumley Beach Road and arrive at the Finish Line, Jigibonta Restaurant, Lumley Beach on 8th November, 2022 where His Excellency the President is expected to receive them.

In light of the above, the Ministry is informing the public that some of the vehicles and motorbikes will be sold by the teams while in Freetown.

Interested buyers are requested to contact the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, B 28 King Harman Road, Brookfields Freetown or visit for direct access to the owners of the said vehicles.

The Ministry concludes that the Budapest-Bamako- Freetown Challenge aims at actualizing His Excellency the President, Dr. Julius Maada Bio’s vision of making Sierra Leone an attractive tourist destination, create a platform for cultural exchange, facilitate foreign direct investment and provide jobs for the youth, women and other vulnerable groups.






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