Monrovia is the vibrant capital of Liberia. With a population of over 1.8 million, it is the largest city of the country. Monrovia offers you the opportunity to discover its history, culture and the amazing wildlife for which the African continent is known. The destination’s top attractions include the Liberian National Museum, Golden Beach and the Waterside Market.
Cheap flights to Monrovia are now available for a short time, so prepare yourself to experience this energetic location! The destination is home to the Roberts International Airport (ROB), which is a 1-hour and 5-minute drive from the city centre.
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Why visit Monrovia
Vibrant African Markets
Browse through a collection of local jewellery, textiles, home décor and musical instruments. When it’s time to leave, you’ll have plenty to remember Monrovia by.
An Incredible History
Despite its troubled past, Monrovia has risen above this to become the tourist destination it is today. Explore its history and culture at the national museum.
Fascinating African Wildlife
Like most destinations on this continent, Monrovia offers you the chance to discover more of the animals that call Africa home.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Roberts International Airport
Type A / B/ C / F
Best time to visit Monrovia
Monrovia has just two main seasons: one hot and humid, and one rainy and dry. From November to April is the winter season, which offers dry weather with not much variation in temperature, making this the best time to visit.
Weather & Climate in Monrovia
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Monrovia is the capital of Liberia, with a vibrant environment as well as warm and friendly citizens. Thanks to this, the city has overcome its turbulent history to become a developing tourist destination.
Spend some time at the Liberian National Museum, where you can discover the city and country’s heritage, history and culture. The museum includes artefacts, important documents and a gallery showcasing local modern art. Outside the museum, a craft shop sells souvenirs, with more at the Touba Art Centre and the Waterside Market. Browse through an array of local jewellery, textiles, home décor and musical instruments.
Monkey Island, outside the city, is an excellent day trip destination, with six small islands, home to six chimpanzee groups. Let Travelstart help you have a memorable holiday experience.
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There was previously a Zika outbreak in Liberia. While the risk to travellers is low, pregnant women should consult with their doctor before travelling to Monrovia, and take all the necessary precautions to prevent mosquito bites, including mosquito repellents and long-sleeve clothing and pants in the evening.
Routine vaccines you need to get before departing include your yearly flu shot, measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, chickenpox vaccine and polio vaccine. Make sure to get these vaccinations 4-6 weeks before you depart.
Monrovia has a high crime rate. Stay safe by practising safe conduct. Refrain from walking alone, especially at night. Keep your doors to your accommodation locked at all times. Always keep your valuables out of sight.
A variety of credible hotels are situated along the coast of Monrovia and the average cost you can expect to pay at these establishments ranges from R 2000 to R 5000.
There are plenty of taxis around Monrovia, a cheap option for travelling around, but rumours have associated them with robberies and pickpocketing. Make sure to hire a taxi just for yourself and never take a shared taxi.
Main attractions in Monrovia
Liberian National Museum
Golden Beach Restaurant
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