The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs have revealed that, Sierra Leone is set to play host to the first batch of Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Rally Finish Line 2024 event from the 11th to 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 11th February, 2024 to Bureh beach where a Beach Carnival will be organized in their honour.

And on Monday 12th February, 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, and Lumley Beach Road and arrive at the Finish Line, Gigibonta Restaurant car park, Lumley Beach where the Hon. 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 on 12th February 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 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” they stated.