Where is it?: Liberia sits in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone.
Why do people go here?: Unless you’re an aid worker or a member of NATO, then most travelers go here
Currency used: Liberian Dollar
Country Code for Phones: 231
Religion: Animist 70%, Muslim 20%, Christian 10%
Population: 3.9 million
Ethnic Breakdown: Indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5%
Languages: English, Indigenous
Major Cities: Monrovia
Attractions: Sapo National Park
Tourism Office locations and links: Liberia – Ministry of Tourism The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism 110 United Nations Drive, PO Box 10-9021
Capital Hill,1000 Monrovia; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web Site: http://www.micat.gov.lr/
Tips for Visiting
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Gbarnga, Monvoria, Buchanan,
Health Issues: Malaria
When to go: November until April are the best months where the weather is coolest and the rain is minimal
Common Phrases: Liberia is an English speaking country.
Specific Events/Holidays: Independence: July 26
Getting Around: Travelers need to be careful traveling around Liberia. There are minibuses that service the major cities.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Liberia is the Monrovia International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Liberia travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.