Best time to visit Liberia
Liberia has a typically tropical climate. It’s hot year round, with temperatures remaining pretty steady, and has it two seasons: hot and wet, and hot, dry and dusty.
Daytime temperatures can range from 23°C to 32°C by the coast; inland can be a little warmer. The Nov-April dry season has fewer mosquitoes and no flood-blocked roads. However, the harmattan wind blows down from the Sahara in Dec – early Feb, bringing uncomfortable dust and dryness, as well as reduced visibility for both photography and sightseeing – so November and mid February are the best times to visit Liberia. March-April are searingly hot and the rains usually begin in May or June and fizzle out in Oct. At this time, the rains turn dirt roads into muddy swamps and even Monrovia can suffer from devastating flooding.
Monrovia Weather Chart
Things to do in Liberia
Things to do in Liberia…
Things not to do in Liberia…
Our top Liberia Holiday
Lively markets, chimpanzees and the ghostly Bassa people
From £2299 8 days ex flights
Small group travel:
2021: 2 Dec
2022: 1 Dec
2021: 2 Dec
2022: 1 Dec
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Liberia travel advice
Jim O’Brien, from our expert supplier Native Eye:
“The highlights of a visit here are very much the people - friendly, hospitable and very resourceful and resilient. It also has some great beaches, and interesting wildlife lurking in its forests - although iconic species like the pygmy hippo are nigh on impossible to see for the casual visitor.”
“Liberia suffers a lot from its reputation - a brutal civil war and more recently the Ebola outbreak, but both are long over, and the country is safe to travel to. Even the normally over-cautious FCO doesn’t advise again travel to the country. It’s moved on a lot since its troubles and is a great destination for those seeking to explore a little visited corner of West Africa.”
“Liberia really doesn’t have much of a tourist infrastructure and it can be very difficult to get around, to get accurate and up to date information, and to travel independently.”
More about Liberia
Well off the tourism radar for most people, Liberia is a small package full of big surprises. Open it up and you’ll find fantastic surf beaches, thick tracts of rainforest and wildlife filled islands; as well as a people eager to welcome visitors after a long and difficult period scarred by civil war and the Ebola crisis. Read our Liberia travel guide to find out more.