Liberia, with an awe-inspiring scenery dominated by highlands & savannah grass lands, founded in 1822, is the first black African Republic and a haven for freed black American slaves. Bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d’ Ivoire and Sierra Leone.
Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, was named in honour of one of the first presidents of the United States (1817-1825) James Monroe.
People & Culture
Liberia is home to over two million multicultural people. Liberia’s cultural heritage embraces diversity and dynamism that enriches their life in all its aspects.
Liberia settlers and their descendants, known as Americo-Liberians, defined the boundaries of the nation-state, with the support of the others made English the official language, and run the government and economy for years. The remaining people belong to sixteen broadly defined ethnolinguistic groups of the Niger-Congo family. The Mel (West Atlantic) group consists of the Gola and Kissi, who are believed to be the oldest inhabitants.
The Mande group, made up of Mandingo, Vai, Gbandi, Kpelle, Loma, Mende, Gio, and Mano peoples, is believed to have entered the area from the northern savannahs in the fifteenth century. The southern and eastern areas are inhabited by people who speak Kruan (Kwa) languages; the Bassa, Dei (Dey), Grebo, Kru, Belle (Kuwaa), Krahn, and Gbee are linguistically related to the peoples of the Niger delta far to the east.
There is a waiting period of seven (7) working days for Visa processing and applicants are advised to apply within two weeks of their travel date.
Airlines by regulation going to Liberia, will not allow you to board without a valid visa. Even If you are a Liberian in diaspora with dual nationalities you are required to obtain a valid visa to travel to Liberia
In accordance with International Health Regulations, all persons entering Liberia are also required to have a Valid Certificate of Immunization (YELLOW BOOK).
Be rest assured that the route from Roberts International airport to the city is safe as the road is fully protected by UNML. Other airlines that frequent Liberia include Brussels airlines, Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa Airline.
Many Monuments & Statues can be found on the ground of the Centennial Pavillion. Other tourist attractions include: Tregbe Isand in Grand Kro County, Dead Island in Maryland County Massatin Island, the Hidden Garden Art Gallery, Maleku. Papagago Masonic Temple, National History Museum of Liberia, Tubinan Centre of African Culture.
Mamba Point Hotel
One of the most exquisite and best hotel in Monrovia with restaurants and bars that deliver warm and friendly services of their international delicacies to your delight. The hotel, overlooking Atlantic Ocean in the Diplomatic Quarter, is serene with in-interrupt able access to amenities like; water, electricity, air conditioning and security. Also available are modern features such as; swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, billiard room, outdoor jacuzzi and gym.
Other exotic hotels in Monrovia to look out for include; Krystal Oceanview Hotel, Hotel Africa, Urban Hotels Liberia, Kailondo International Guest House and Hotel Newahun.
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