A country with a troubled past that is trying hard to turn itself around and leave its difficult past behind it, Liberia will amaze you with its natural attractions, incredible biodiversity and extraordinarily beautiful landscapes.
A first glance at the busy and dynamic streets of the capital, Monrovia, will immediately show that the country has left its oppressive past behind and is ready to move on. Today, Liberia is at peace and its inhabitants are hospitable and willing to let you discover the treasures of a generous and wild land, far from the beaten track of Africa, characterised by lush rainforests, paradisiacal beaches and an extraordinarily rich endemic flora and fauna.
“The land of the free man” is a red earth track lost on the edge of impenetrable forest; it is the echoes of the “talking drums” during the secret ceremony of poro initiations, or a small Kru fishing village on the banks of a lagoon; it is a boundless hevea plantation from which rubber is extracted, and an exciting encounter with chimpanzees and pygmy hippos; it is old abandoned mines that nature has transformed into crystalline lakes, set like sapphires in the emerald green of the highland grasslands, among myriad butterflies and birds, natural sanctuaries of indescribable beauty.
But it is also the chaotic capital, Monrovia, with its markets and decadent buildings that hide the memories of an unusual past, made up of “all-African” colonisation and the gateway to the continent for African-American freemasonry.
A unique and unsuspected adventure, which will also leave room for moments of seaside relaxation or moments of real adrenaline, riding the ocean waves on a surfboard.