In our third season on one of the finest stretches of sand in West Africa, John Obey Beach is emerging as a thriving eco-tourism community.
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore - you can choose from camping on the sand to bamboo beach huts and hobbit-like earth domes...
Canoe, fish, volley, cook, trek, swim, build, beach-school, surf, hammock-swing & bonfire dance.... immersion on the beach. Kushe O to John Obey Beach!
Led by the local team of craftsman, builders, permaculturalists and beach kitchen chefs - along with our visitors the community is carving a model of development that we can all learn from.
In 10 years since the civil war ended Sierra Leone is moving into a new era of peace and stability. The challenge for all us living here is to make the most of this opportunity for all Leonians.
We are a small eco-tourism community living on about 6 acres of beach and lagoon-front land adjacent to the John Obey fishing village on the Freetown peninsula, Sierra Leone. Our mission is to build a model sustainable community, provide an unforgettable West African beach holiday and help change the perception of Sierra Leone into one that reflects the reality – a beautiful, safe and captivating country
Sleep by the Sea
We have several types of accommodation at Tribewanted John Obey – all come with bedding, mosquito nets and towels.
The Chop House
We run an open beach kitchen at John Obey where you can get involved with food preparation or just hang-out with Elijah and the team. All meals are included in the cost of your stay.
Community Projects & Tribe Activities
Canoe, fish, volley, cook, trek, swim, earth-build, beach-school, hammock-swing & bonfire dance...immersion on the beach.
John Obey Community & Fishing Village
20 miles South of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, John Obey is situated between ‘York’ and ‘Bureh Town’.
Welcome to Sierra Leone
"Somewhere between waking up to peaceful lagoon views; swimming in a warm, empty sea; and feasting on spicy pumpkin stew, I started to wonder: Why isn’t this place swarmed with tourists?"