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Makeni is a city in Sierra Leone.


Makeni is the main provincial town in the North of Sierra Leone. It has seen rapid development in the last few years because of its proximity to the major mining and bio-fuel production areas.

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The roads from Freetown are very good. From Freetown, head to Masiaka, Rogbere Junction and then via Lunsar to Makeni. The journey from Freetown should take less than 2 hours, depending on the traffic conditions in Freetown itself. The road to Magburaka is also in good condition.

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  • Sierra Leone Marathon (SLM 2013), Makeni, [1]. Described by Runners World as 'quite possibly the world's most worthwhile marathon', the Sierra Leone Marathon will once again take place amongst the stunning scenery of northern Sierra Leone.  edit

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Wusum Hotel

Makeni has a few hotels/guest houses which are above the general standard expected for a regional town. The most famous of which is the Wusum Hotel. A substantial sum was invested in the construction of this place and it is popular with international visitors. MJ's Hotel is also of a reasonable standard and is on the main road through Makeni. There are some other guest houses in and around the town.

  • Wusum Hotel. A new high standard hotel (some say the best in Sierra Leone). There is a good pool, air conditioned rooms, full electricity from 1900 - 0800 (no air conditioning at other times) and wireless Internet. $98.  edit
  • MJ's Hotel. Reasonable and affordable accommodation. Power during the night 1900-0700, but air conditioning only runs from 2100-0200. TV in each room with DSTV and cold showers. Le120,000.  edit


Western style commercial radio station, Capital Radio, covers the city on 103.3MHz.

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