Make sure you have lots of USD cash. Airport is not so bad but ONE hour drive from town. Handling is expensive but also make sure you have the necessary overflight and landing clearances. Hotels i have stayed in are basic, hot water and aircon and clean but nothing to write home about. I must stress i have not seen everything and can only comment on where i have stayed.
Location: The land of chocolate and cuckoo clocks!
HD Make sure some of the cash USD is in small bills, 1, 5, 10, 20's. Makes accounting easier as the European bean counters might not understand the "we have no change for your $100 bill" statement that Africa is well known for!!: Also in the East of the continent, bills, especially $100's, were sometimes not accepted unless they were post 2006! (Might not be a problem but just a heads up!) Enjoy...
Kendeja Resort good place to stay. Stop at the gbeen restaurant (Sam's Place) near the airport, look for flags outside, for good chicken and rice and cold beer. Firestone supermarket has most things, short detour on the way back. Indian restaurant saaj in town good. Don't drink more than 3 large club beers
Monrovia's fine, so long as you have people on the ground to point you in the right direction. The airport is very small and hence it can take a while to get processed. Try not to arrive immediately after a scheduled flight.
The drive into Monrovia can take a while - the traffic can get very bad. There's a few decent hotels and restaurants.
Security in general is fine - the UN are there in force. But of course there's the usual petty stuff that you will find anywhere in that region.
In my view, Liberia is vastly better than the truly awful DRC.
Monrovia's a lot better than Kinshasa, Navaids are intermittent, the airports is spacious and nothing like the crowded pandemic in Kinshasa...I've never had to bribe anyone in Liberia, found the airport staff to be friendly and helpful. Solenta flies a DHL contract daily into Monrovia, give them a call to get the latest red flags at the airport and useful info
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