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Flights to Liberia
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by the countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast. It is officially known as the Republic of Liberia, and is one of the smallest nations in the African Union with a coverage area of 111,369 square kilometres. Liberia has a coastline that is composed mostly of mangroves, and an inland that is sparsely populated, with forests and a plateau of dry grasslands. The climate experienced here is hot and equatorial, with significant rainfall between May and October, and harsh harmattan winds the rest of the year. The country’s capital and largest city is Monrovia. Liberia recently was placed in the news due to the Ebola outbreak that has affected West Africa.
What to see & do
Monrovia – The capital city of Liberia, Monrovia is an example of a tropical capital located by the sea, lined with palm trees and characterised by vibrant streets. Among the most notable attractions in Monrovia include the Waterside Market, the National Museum of Liberia, the Blo Degbo rock formation (in Paynesville) that is shaped like a human face, and the Ducor Hotel.
Robertsport – Robertsport offers a glimpse of Liberian history and culture, as well as clean and beautiful beaches. Tents are available for those who wish to spend the night on the beach.
Buchanan – A few hours of land travel from Monrovia comes Buchanan, another resort city offering sublime beaches and a selection of restaurants and guest houses. Buchanan presents a serene and beautiful atmosphere, which can be relaxing especially after a long ride.
Harper – This city in south-eastern Liberia is noted for its beautiful beaches and beach houses. Also within the region is Sapo National Park, the only national park in the country, home to the second-largest area of primary tropical rainforest in West Africa, next to Tai National Park in Cote d’Ivoire.
Music of Liberia – If interested in learning about the culture of Liberia, it is best to learn in through music. Immerse in the local culture through its thriving music scene known as hip co, which blends hip hop with Liberian English. During the dry season, concerts are regularly held at venues across the country. Popular artists include Takun J, Santos, Mr. Smith, Soul Smiter, and Nasseman.
How to get around within Liberia
Getting around Liberia would require travellers to rent vehicles. Most roads are poor in conditions, and some others are excessively muddy especially when it rains. It is best to invest on renting a 4x4 vehicle that can handle any road condition. Public transport modes meanwhile include inter-city bus services and taxi services, which are relatively cheaper. There are no major train services, while boat networks are being established as of the moment.
How to get there
Roberts International Airport, also known as Monrovia International Airport or Robertsfield, is the primary airport serving Monrovia. Major services are provided by Delta Airlines, with flights to and from the United States and a stopover in Accra. Ethiopian Airlines also provides flights to and from Addis Ababa, while Royal Air Maroc flies to and from Casablanca. British Airlines and Brussels Airlines meanwhile, both fly on alternate dates to and from the Heathrow in London and Brussels Airport in Brussels.
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