African Ancestry Family Reunions®
Gain Citizenship. Honor Your Ancestors.
African Ancestry Family Reunions in Sierra Leone are specially curated all-inclusive birthright journeys. Now that your genetic ancestry has been found in Sierra Leone, join us for an authentic, culturally immersive experience back home.
As you consider traveling with African Ancestry, here are a few things to prepare you for your journey to Sierra Leone. The country of Sierra Leone is a Portuguese derivative that translates to “Lion Mountains.” It was settled by formerly enslaved Africans from America, London, and Canada, and eventually gained its independence April 27, 1961. African Ancestry Family Members with Sierra Leonian lineage belong to the Limba, Mende and Temne ethnic groups.
We have worked in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, local communities, businesses and cultural organizations, to create an unforgettable reconnection to your family’s roots. This journey goes far beyond your average tourist trip! We will honor our ancestors, learn our histories, and give back to our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone with lots of love, laughter and respect.
As of now, Sierra Leone is the only country in Africa who will extend citizenship to those with a valid, genetic test result from African Ancestry.
For those interested in becoming a citizen of Sierra Leone, this must be acquired through a certified tour operator in Sierra Leone, or through travel with African Ancestry on an African Ancestry Family Reunion.
African Ancestry Family Reunions In Sierra Leone
"As an adoptee, it was important that I find my identity.
Discovering that I am of the Mafa people of the Extreme North of Cameroon; then visiting and placing my feet on the soil of my ancestor grandmother’s homeland, fills me with pride and makes me feel more connected to myself."
Wendi Cherry, Masa, Mafa and Kotoko people of Cameroon
"My experience traveling to the land of my Ancestors has been a life-changing experience but knowing that my paternal ancestors came from among the Temne people of Sierra Leone gave me a location and a people that I can return to, that alone gave me a personal experience that made me feel like I never left."
Foday Conteh Kunda, Temne people of Sierra Leone
"For me visiting Africa was purposeful reclamation;
there I was welcomed to reclaim an extremely important part of who I am–Balanta, those who resist!"
Eddie Meeks, Balanta people of Guinea-Bissau