The World List of Natural Sites of Tourist Attraction
Bunce Island is a very historically-significant landmark, having been one of the earliest slave posts in the West African region. Located just outside of Freetown on the Sierra Leone River, the island was the perfect place for European slave merchants to trade slaves. During the 1700s and 1800s, thousands of Africans are estimated to have left the country, via Bunce Island, for live of slavery in North America and the West Indies. A recently restored castle provides great insight into the conditions the slaves were forced to endure.
Location: Sierra Leone River
The year of entering to the World List of Tourist Attractions: 2018