Liberia has a long Atlantic coastal line. It was not advised to visit Liberia until 2015 due to the outbreak of Ebola virus. But now it is safe. There is no guarantee that you won’t get sick when you visit, though. You need to be careful when you visit the country.

Liberia was freed from slavery in 1847, but the civil wars continued till late 2003. Even nowLiberia has not completely recovered. There are no modern infrastructures because of this.

The northern part of the country borders Sierra Leone and Guinea. The southern region has Cote d’ Ivoire and the Atlantic Ocean on its either side.

The heart of Liberia has its capital, which is Monrovia. There are not many tourist locations to be visited in Liberia. Due to its long coastline, it does have a lot of beach towns.

Robertsport is one such town and so is Harper, which has plenty of surfing opportunities. Sapo National Park is full of natural beauty. It is preserved well as it is the only reserve that Liberia has.

Getting around in taxis or buses during rainy seasons can be uncomfortable. The roads are muddy. It gets difficult to travel on the roads. If you are not careful, you might even get in an accident. But if you want to get around the cities itself, taxis can help you reach your destination in Monrovia.

In Liberia, you can use the English language to communicate with the locals. The country does not have much in the way of tourist destinations, but it has many nightlife options, like 146 on Carey-street.

A trip to this country probably won’t be very expensive. USD is acceptable in most of the places. Credit cards are not. There are, however, a few ATMs in the country. It depends on you how you plan your trip and make your choices to lower your budget. Hotels here are costly. You will have to pay $50 per night in standard hotel rooms. But these hotel rooms are safe and sound. You will have no trouble having a good sleep.

Liberia is a nation of taxis. Shared taxis operate in every part of the country and literally drive the economy. You can also hire a self-drive or a chauffeured car in Monrovia. Cars drive on the right side of the road here. Road quality, however, varies. 

In Liberia, they use electric sockets of types A and B. The standard voltage is 120V. So, you don’t need an adapter, if you are coming from the USA

August 10, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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