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Flag of Liberia

Republic of Liberia


  • Population » 5.2 million (2021 est)
  • Languages » English (Official), 29 African languages belonging to the Mande, Kwa or Mel linguistic groups
  • Religions » Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy » 61 years (men), 63 years (women)
  • Currency » Liberian dollar (LRD)
  • Electricity » 120 volt / 55±5 hertz and 220 volt / 55±5 hertz (NEMA 1-15, NEMA 5-15, Europlug, Type E, Schuko)


  • Area » 99,067 sq km (38,250 sq miles)
  • Liberia is located in West Africa, north of the equator.
  • It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south and southwest.
  • Mount Wuteve at 1,440 meters (4,724 feet) is the highest elevation in the country.



  • A letter of invitation and a yellow fever vaccination certificate may be necessary to apply for a Liberian visa.
  • Canadian » a Visa is Required

National Parks

  • Sapo National Park (Wikipedia)
    • Liberia’s sole national park
    • The park is near the town of Greenville.
  • There is an eco lodge in the Park


  • Driving on the Right
  • The roads in the northern part of Liberia linking Roberts Airport to Monrovia and from Monrovia to the Sierra Leone border at Bo are paved.
  • To the south of Monrovia, mostly difficult dirt/mud roads
    • Difficult during rainy season
    • Requires quality off-road tires in good repair for 4wd or motorcycle
    • Requires 4wd with locking differential
    • Requires to be a light as possible – very muddy and slippery
    • During the rainy season, travel times are increased dramatically. Requires lots of patience.
      • Vehicle can become stuck for weeks or months!


  • The climate is tropical, hot and humid all year round
  • March and April, temperatures slightly rise, and showers become more frequent.
    • Temperature can exceed 40 °C (104 °F)
  • Rainy season from May to October
    • Real monsoon arrives in May, bringing torrential rainfall
    • rainfall is very abundant, particularly along the coast
  • Short dry season that runs from December to February
    • In winter, from December to February, the rains are rare in the centre and north, and the sun frequently shines, although some showers are possible.
    • Expect temperatures around 30/32 °C (86/90 °F) during the day
  • Reference » Climates to Travel


  • Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world.
  • No large cities south of Monrovia.
    • Fuel availability and quality may be questionable outside of Monrovia
  • Liberia has no property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Safety and Security

  • The situation in Liberia has improved significantly with the restoration of peace and order.

Health Advice for Liberia

Travel Advice for Liberia


This page was updated July 14, 2023