Flights to Liberia – The Star of West Africa
Liberia is a small coastal nation that features luscious rainforests, golden beaches, mountain peaks, myriad fauna, and diverse cultures. It is the ‘Land of the Free’ on the west coast of Africa, which sprang back to life like a star after years of civil war. Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and also its largest city. If you are looking for a tranquil escape, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you should choose Liberia as your next holiday destination. Relax at the calm beaches in the lap of nature, sing with the birds in the tropical forests, and explore the Liberian history’s relics in Monrovia.
Best time to visit
Situated to the north of the equator, this country experiences an equatorial climate, with wet and dry seasons. Winter season from November to April is the best time to visit Liberia when the weather is dry and great for exploring its attractions. If you want to see lush greenery, flowers, and birds around you, then the end of the rainy season just before November is best. The rainy season from April to August is ideal for water sports activities. Yellow Fever vaccination is mandatory while traveling to this destination.
How to reach Liberia
Plan a family vacation to Liberia or a getaway with friends, via top domestic and international airlines, like British Airways, Air France, Air India, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, etc. They ply many connecting flights from India to Monrovia every week, at flight schedules that best fit your needs. The country is served by Roberts International Airport, located approximately 60 km away from Monrovia.For inter-city travel, you can take buses and private/shared taxis.
Places to stay
Liberia provides budget hotels, villas, resorts, luxury hotels, beach hotels, guesthouses, and suites for a comfortable stay. The area around Roberts International Airport, Congo Town Road, Sinkor, Carey Street, and Mamba Point in Monrovia and its vicinity, offer good tourist accommodation options. The per-night accommodation rates in Liberia vary from INR 4,000 to INR 8,000, approximately.
Monrovia’s major attractions include the Centennial Pavilion, Ce Ce Beach, Liberian National Museum, Bernard’s Beach, Providence Island, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and Matadi Central Mosque.
Mount Wologizi is the highest point in Liberia, with amazing natural attractions. Zwedru is a gift for nature lovers as it offers a rich wildlife and tropical rainforest cover. Sapo National Park, Liberia’s only national park, is a must-visit destination. It is home to the Great Blue Turaco, African Civet, Necked Rockfowl, Giant Forest Hog, leopards, kingfishers, crocodiles, and bee-eaters. Robertsport in Grand Cape Mount County is a surfer’s paradise.
Buchanan hosts the largest port in the region, with old industrial buildings and iron ore mines. Harper boasts of historic attractions and beautiful beaches offering exciting water sports activities.
Also visit Bushrod Island, East Nimba Nature Reserve, Hidden Garden Art Gallery, Firestone Plantation, Kandeja National Cultural Centre, Museo de Guanacaste, Galeria 1824 Gallery, and Paynesville.
Shopping in Liberia
Shop for unique items and souvenirs like local fabrics, jewelry, wooden carvings, souvenir plates, vibrant fabrics, carved masks, wooden artifacts, basketry, pottery, metal jewelry, etc. Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia’s Waterside Market, and Monrovia Market are the major shopping locations in Liberia.
Liberian cuisine is much influenced by the South American foods, blended with traditional cooking style of West Africa. Their diet revolves around rice (and other starches), vegetables, meat, local fish, and tropical fruits. Try the popular dishes of Liberia such as, Jollof Rice (a special rice dish), Kanyah (a mixture of ground peanuts, sugar, and toasted rice flour), Torborgee (spicy stew of Torborgee bean, fish or meat, and palm oil), and Monrovian coconut pie (egg and coconut pie). Regional drinks like Lemongrass tea and palm wine (made by palm tree sap fermentation) are also popular.
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