Travelling to some chiefdoms and towns in Sierra leone, you definitly have to cross rivers with ferries as plenty chiefdoms don’t have bridges or working bridges. With the newly evented manual ferries, one can even carry two vichcles and plenty more people to the other side of the river.
To make a sucessful trip across chiefdoms that you discovering for the first time you have to depend on questioning by stopping along villages and ask about the road ahead. Feel free to stop by, greet and ask, as the people are so friendly, at least ask two people or more to get acurate information about the roads. Besides the bunpy or roughy issue about some roads, they also might not have a working bridge or a ferry to cross your vechcle.
In Freetown, ferries are moved by machines but in the provinces it different, ferries are move by strong men, A long rope tied edge to edge of the river to keep it coming and going.