Salone Ancestry Homecoming

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Salone Amcestry Homecoming

7th Annual Homecoming Tour

Manstravel, LLC and Tourism Is Life is now registering for the 7th Annual Homecoming Pilgrimage. This guided and cultural tour is a personalized group travel package offering a life changing experience to connect to your Sierra Leone roots. Along with the beauty of the culture, you will rediscover your home, participate in a naming ceremony and have an opportunity to receive citizenship with eligible documentation and procedures. Register Now!

Our Story

Rediscover Your Home

With the help of African Ancestry Inc. DNA testing, Sierra Leone descendants can rediscover their ancestral home and rich culture. Now that you know, its time to go home. We provide a central resource for you to plan your travel to your ancestral homeland. Prepare for a life changing experience in visiting the beautiful and rich culture as well as the amazing people of Sierra Leone. “Welcome Home to Mama Salone!”

President Julius Maada Bio (Dr.), Republic of Sierra Leone
with Group Leader Chavonna Frazier (Yatta Boima) and the members of the 1st Annual Year of Return, April 23, 2019.

What we Offer

Your Experiences

Manstravel, LLC is a destination management company dedicated to providing guided, cultural tours throughout select countries in Africa. Salone Ancestry Homecoming is a personalized group travel package which includes lodging, gourmet traditional food, citizenship opportunity, naming ceremony, cultural tours, and a representative who travels with the group 24/7 to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for all of our travelers.

Sierra Leone Citizenship

Traditional Naming Ceremony

Discover Beautiful Cultures

Salone Homecoming

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Homecoming Experience Team

Meet your Experience Coordinators

Our experienced and dedicated team embraces the pillars of exemplary tourism and travel services by providing top quality leisure, entertainment and cultural tours and we are the premiere experience coordinator for Sierra Leone and other African countries.


Hon. Memunatu B. Pratt (Dr.)

Minister of Tourism and
Cultural Affairs

Republic of Sierra Leone

Ministry of Tourism And
Cultural Affairs

As Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Hon. Memunatu B. Pratt (Dr.) has been considered, by many, as one of the best performing Ministers, an award which she won at the 2018 Annual Diaspora Focus Awards. She has and continues to spearhead several initiatives which have contributed to solving the perennial challenges of the tourism sector such as the high cost of traveling to Sierra Leone and the difficulty in accessing the destination.

She also pioneered the establishment of the homecoming of African Americans who have found through DNA, their ancestral roots in Sierra Leone. In commemoration with the 60th Anniversary of Independence, the 3rd Annual Homecoming will take place, April 20 – May 2, 2021. This event will be coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the private sector. Tourism Is Life Tours (Alieya Kargbo) as inbound and Manstravel, LLC (Eugenia Chinsman) as the outbound tour operators.

Participants on this tour will be required to submit a copy of their American passport and their African Ancestry DNA certificate with other relevant documents.  

Homecoming Memories

Gallery list

Take a look at previous members who returned home to reconnect with their ancestral homeland and beautiful culture of Sierra Leone.

First Annual Homecoming

Second Annual Homecoming

Latest Information

Homecoming Resources

View the latest news, travel tips, and festival information as well as resources to help you have a memorable experience to “Mama Salone”.

Contact Us

Get in touch

Our Location

114 Ledgebrook Drive
Norwalk, CT 06854

Book Your Homecoming

Tel1: (917) 860-1232
Tel2: (203) 852-4300
Fax: (203) 831-9044

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