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Holidays Liberia   -   Visitor information Liberia [ West Coast Africa ]..

Counties in Liberia : Bomi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Lofa, Margibi, Maryland, Montserrado, Nimba, River Cess, River Gee, and Sinoe.

Capital City of Liberia : Monrovia


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Hotels in Liberia

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

 

  Mamba Point Hotel, Monrovia
  Hotel Africa, Monrovia
  Holiday Inn, Monrovia
  El Meson Hotel, Monrovia

  Kailondo International Guest House, Monrovia

National Parks

  Sapo National Park   -   located in Sinoe
Some of the animals to be found in the park are the pigmy hippopotamus, forest elephants, bongo antelopes, Columbus monkeys, chimpanzees, leopards, crocodiles and the Jenkink's duiker. The Forestry Development Authority (FDA) manages the park.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators 

 
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Travel Guides Liberia / Related Books

  Liberia (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841623385
Kate Thomas (Author)
War is over in Liberia and normality is returning to this beautiful but poverty-stricken west African nation. Bradt's Liberia takes travellers on a journey from the world-class beaches of Robertsport, through to the funky fishing village of Harper, where fishermen ply the waters of the Atlantic in traditional painted dugout canoes. It explores mangrove swamps, palm groves and rainforests, and leads the energetic to some of the best surfing spots in the world. Whether you're one of Liberia's aid workers looking to enjoy time off, a backpacker exploring the wild Lofa County, a business traveller looking for a top hotel or a surfer seeking an adrenaline rush, Bradt's Liberia leads the way. Kate Thomas is a travel writer, photographer and the only published international journalist based in Liberia. An experienced guidebook author, she also writes for UK daily newspapers and speaks the local language, Bassa.
Paperback: 288 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides (20 July 2011); ISBN-10: 1841623385; ISBN-13: 978-1841623382.

Transport / How to travel to Liberia

Located on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire.

  Roberts International Airport (RIA), 37 miles from Monrovia in Margibi County, is Liberia's premier airport, although the James Spriggs Payne Airport still operates flights from all over West Africa.

 
Book cheap flights to Liberia at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights 
Flight tickets Liberia / Price comparison possible.

  Maps International   -   Guides West Africa  
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map Liberia [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


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  MICAT   -   Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
The coastline is characterized by powerful surf, rocky cliffs and lagoons. It makes access from the Atlantic Ocean difficult, except at the modern ports. The flat coastal plain consists of forest and savannah. The interior hills and mountain ranges, with altitudes of 180-360m, form part of an extended peneplain, covered by evergreen (in the south) or semi-deciduous (in the north) rain forests. The northern highlands contain Liberia's greatest elevations, which include the Nimba mountains, reaching 1,752m above sea-level, and the Wologisi range, reaching 1,381m. The descent from the higher to the lower belts of the highlands is characterized by rapids and waterfalls.

  Monrovia   -   Capital City of Liberia; port on the Atlantic Ocean at the St. Paul River
Monrovia was first settled in 1822 by the American Colonization Society as a haven for freed slaves from the United States and the British West Indies and was named for James Monroe, then President of the United States.  See Monrovia Map.

  Bomi   -   cc Tubmanburg
Districts in Bomi : Dewoin, Klay, and Mecca. 
  Bong   -   central part of Liberia, named after Mount Bong   -   cc Gbarnga 
Districts in Bong : Fuamah, Jorquelleh, Kokoyah, Panta-Kpa, Salala, Sanayea, Suakoko, Zota. 
  Gbarpolu   -   cc Bopolu
Districts in Gbarpolu : Belleh, Bopolu, Bokomu, Kongba, and Gbarma.
  Grand Bassa   -   cc Buchanan
Districts in Grand Bassa : District 1,District 2, District 3, District 4, District de Owensgrove, and District de St. John River.
  Grand Cape Mount   -   cc Robertsport
Districts in Grand Cape Mount : Commonwealth, Garwula, Gola Konneh, Porkpa, and Tewor.
  Grand Gedeh   -   cc Zwedru
Districts in Gedeh : Gbarzon, Konobo, and Tchien.
  Grand Kru   -   cc Barclayville
Districts in Grand Kru : Buah, Lower Kru Coast, Sasstown, and Upper Kru Coast.
  Lofa   -   northernmost Liberian county   -   cc Voinjama  
With Mount Wuteve, the highest mountain in Liberia.
Districts in Lofa : Foya, Kolahun, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor.
  Margibi   -   cc Kakata
Districts in Margibi : Firestone, Gibi, Kakata, and Mambah-Kaba.
  Maryland   -   cc Harper
Districts in Maryland : Barrobo and Pleebo / Sodeken.
  Montserrado   -   on the Atlantic coast of Liberia near the north-western end   -   cc Bensonville
Districts in Montserrado : Careysburg, Greater Monrovia, St. Paul River, and Todee.
  Nimba   -   northern region of Liberia   -  cc Sanniquellie
Second largest county in Liberia in terms of population. Borders Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea.
Districts in Nimba : Gbehlageh, Saclepea, Sanniquelleh-Mahn, Tappita, Yarwein-Mehnsohnneh, and Zoegeh.
  River Cess   -   cc River Cess
Districts in River Cess : Morweh and Timbo.
  River Gee   -   cc Fish Town
Districts in River Gee : Gbeapo and Webbo.
  Sinoe   -   cc Greenville
Districts in Sinoe : Butaw, Dugbe River, Greenville, Jaedae Jaedepo, Juarzon, Kpayan, and Pyneston.

  Fort Norris
Fort Norris [ also called 'Ducor' ] is a landmark tourist attraction that has many historic monuments including statue of the Liberia's first President, Joseph Jenkins Roberts and other marble murals depicting transaction between the natives and settlers.
  Mount Nimba [ 1,752 m ]   -   mountain along the border of Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, and Guinea
The mountain is part of the Nimba Massif. See Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.
  Mount Wuteve   -   highest mountain in Liberia
  Providence Island [ Montserrado ]
This is where the first slaves from the United States known as Americo-Liberians (or Congos) landed in 1822 and settled temporarily. It is currently used as a place of recreation and folkdance amusement.

  Liberian Post   -   independent non-political website
  Radio in Liberia  -  Liberian Broadcasting Corporation
  University of Liberia   -   Al-Hassan Conteh's Page
  US Embassy Monrovia

Cuisine  -  Liberian Foods / Recipes

 

History of Liberia

Independence: 26 July 1847

Liberia, Africa's oldest republic came into existence as the result of treaties signed in 1821 between the aborigines and the American Colonization Society (ACS). Under these treaties, freed black slaves from the United States were to be resettled on this part of the African Continent along with 16 aboriginal tribes. Following the signing of the treaties, the first settlers landed on the historic Providence Island in January 1822. The settlers moved to the mainland where they settled along with subsequent groups of settlers of African descent including some people from the West Indies and the Congo.

  Liberia's History   -   Wikipedia

Music, Culture & Entertainment

Traditional Liberian music utilizes such typical West African elements as ululation, vocal repetition, call-and -response and poly rhythms. Traditional music is performed at weddings, naming ceremonies, royal events and other special occasions, as well as ordinary children's songs, work songs and lullabies.

  Culture of Liberia
  Religion
There are more than 30 Christian denominations and sects in Liberia. There is large Muslim community, which in some areas is as large or larger than that of the Christian. Most people still practice animism.

Web Portals / Search Engine / Directory

  All about Liberia   -   see Tourism
Natural Features | Land Marks | Arts & Craft | Night Scenes | Travel Guide | Wild Life | Weather
  Wobebli.net  [ French Language ]
Le peuple Wé de Cote d'ivoire et du Libéria. Masques africains

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