Visiting Liberia? Here’s What You Need to Know

Liberia today has an image of misery, but the country is full of vegetation and covered with tropical jungle. After decades of war and destruction of the country, with travel becoming safe again in the country, tourism is growing tremendously as the country offers numerous excursions. The country is rich in natural resources such as rain forests, flora and fauna and hospitable and charming people. Liberia is also known for its artistic traditions such as carved masks, textiles and quilting; a famous quilt is Martha Ann Ricks, which was presented to Queen Victoria in 1892, etc.

The traditional and cultural knowledge of this land, natural resources such as hundreds of birds that are accompanied by jungle elephants, hippos and other wild animals that roam without any restrictions in this vast and lush green forest. In addition, the country has a long coastline with sparkling white sand and clear blue sea water, a humid stream delta and a tidal lagoon, a major tourist attraction.

Circumstances in Liberia were not good about a decade or two decades ago, so it is best to inform yourself about local security in the country before traveling here.

Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and a visit to Monrovia is a must for its interesting and rich heritage and culture. The city is located on the northern side of the Liberian coast and has many small islands and isthmuses divided by the sea. The market along the coast is one of the tourist attractions in the city. Here you can buy handicrafts and traditional products of the city. You will get African fabrics imported from different regions and sold at the free port in the open market. Markets are a good place to see people’s way of life and lifestyle and socialize with them.

There is a National Museum in Monrovia where you can see and learn about Liberia’s glorious history and interesting culture. The museum displays artifacts collected from different parts of the country. Since Liberia has a very long history where many battles were fought for the land and freedom of the people, here you will see a huge collection, from its historical flag to official documents, memoirs, etc.

Another place is Sapo National Park, which is the largest park in Liberia. The park stretches from rainforest valley to river forests, from swamps to arid lands. Moreover, this park is home to various wild but rare wildlife, insects and flowers. The forests are mostly known for elephants, duiker zebras, chimpanzees, black and white colobus, etc.

Harper, another town in Liberia, is a tourist destination because of its well-known beaches. It is mainly known as a vacation spot for recreation and relaxation on the beach. Harper’s Beach is divided by the Atlantic Sea and a tropical climate, which makes Harper’s Beach a famous vacation spot. The hotels here are also good and offer good service with spas and pools, and on the beach you can do water sports like kayaking and surfing.

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