The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has revealed that Sierra Leone is set to play host to the first batch of Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Rally Finish Line 2024 event from Sunday 11th to Monday 12th February, 2024.

The “Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Challenge” is the world’s largest amateur vehicular rally and Africa’s biggest humanitarian event. The rally comprises 670 participants including 2(two) Sierra Leoneans with over 300 vehicles arriving in Sierra Leone through Kambia on Sunday 11th February, 2024 to Bureh Beach where a Beach Carnival will be organized in their honour.

On Monday 12th February, the teams will drive through Waterloo, Up Gun, Kissy Road, Goderich Street, Rokel Street, Siaka Stevens Street, Sanders Street, Congo Cross, Wilkinson Road, and Lumley Beach (Hermamainah) Road ad arrive at the Finish Line, Gigibonta Restaurant, Car Park, Lumley Beach where the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and other State functionaries will receive them.

“The public is hereby informed that the second batch of 194 Budapest-Bamako-Freetown rally participants will depart Hungary and will arrive in Freetown on 4th March, 2024.

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has embarked on a One Year ‘Tourism for All Campaign’ and the theme for the month of February is ‘Travel and Hospitality’ which resonates with the arrival of the Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Rally adventure tourists to Sierra Leone.

The Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Challenge aims at actualizing His Excellency 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 (FDI) and provide jobs for the youth, women and other vulnerable groups,” the Ministry states.