Trade Mission 2023 – Full Itinerary

Oct 15 Sunday

Arrival Guests will be met at the airport by Rapaport representative 

20:00 Welcome Dinner 

Oct 16 Monday 

06:30 Breakfast 

07:30 Travel to Koidu 

14:30 Arrival to Koidu 

15:00 Visit Digger Site 

19:00 Leadership Dinner 

Oct 17 Tuesday 

07:00 Breakfast 

08:00 Depart to Koryadu – Peace Diamond Village 

09:00 Tours of Village, Community Presentations,  

Discussion with Villagers 

11:30 Lunch with the Children 

12:30 Medical Clinic Presentation 

13:00 Optional Hike to digger location where Peace Diamond was discovered. Please note the hike can be strenuous and takes about an hour and a half round trip. View the initial transformation to a rice field. 

Those not going on the hike will have an opportunity to visit Koidu town 

15:00 Depart for Diamond Lodge  

16:30 Arrival at Diamond Lodge 

18:30 Dinner followed by Town Hall meeting with local community 

Oct 18 Wednesday 

07:00 Breakfast  

08:30 Visit with GemFair, De Beers artisanal digger program 

11:00 Visit with Resolve, NGO working on land restoration 

12:30 Depart to Freetown 

18:30 Dinner at the Beach 

21:00 Return to Hotel 

Oct 19 Thursday 

08:00 Breakfast 

10:00 Travel to National Museum and Empower Africa Business Center 

12:00 Sierra Leone Business Development Conference 

18:00 Networking and Cocktails 

20:00 Farewell Dinner 

Oct 20 Friday 

08:00 Breakfast 

09:00 Visit to Freetown Markets and Shopping 

12:30 Visit Pastor Momoh’s School  

13:30 Departure to Beach Hotel 

Oct 21 Saturday 

Relaxation beach day with optional visits to Freetown, Banana Island Spear Fishing, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary 

Transportation to airport will be available based on departure times 

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