Destination Information for Liberia
The small coastal nation of Liberia is not known as a tourist destination, due to political unrest, civil war and a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. This all looks set to change, however: the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance named Liberia to be the most improved country on the continent, and the World Health Organisation has now declared the nation to be officially Ebola-free. Now that travel restrictions have been lifted, Liberia can begin the long road to recovery.
Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, and the largest and most densely-populated city, is the first port of call for most visitors to the country. Here you can explore the history of Liberia at the National Museum and experience first-hand the new, up-and-coming energy that infuses Liberia. There are also plenty of beaches around the capital for those wishing to relax. Further up the coast, the town of Robertsport offers a beachside campsite, with excellent surfing for adventure-loving travellers.
There is only one national park in Liberia, Sapo, in the south of the country. It’s safest to travel here with an organised tour, and if you do you’ll be rewarded by the sight of forest elephants, chimpanzees, antelopes, pigmy hippos and much more, in one of the few remaining areas of primary rainforest in Africa.