Liberia was founded in 1822 by freed slaves as a sanctuary and place where they could prosper. Civil wars in the 90s and 00s have ravaged the country. Currently the UK Foreign office advises against all travel outside of the capital, Monrovia. Violence is prevalent throughout the country and it is extremely difficult to travel within it. Healthcare is practically nonexistent, even for tourists, and diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are widespread.

Half of the population is under 18. There are effectively no developed tourist facilities, and no well-known attractions. Both of its coastal neighbours, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire, has also suffered from much recent violence.


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Why you should go:

You shouldn't.

Why you shouldn't:

It's a dangerous, grim place.

Map of Liberia