Fly To Monrovia, Liberia
Monrovia is the capital city of Liberia, and is the picture of a developing tropical city. Meltingly hot sun beats down on waving palm trees, lining streets overlooked by slightly grungy, low-rise buildings. In spite of its humble appearance, Monrovia is a vibrant, energetic city, and its citizens are renowned for being warm and friendly. Tourism isn’t a big industry here yet, but the city is definitely on the rise.
Monrovia’s Roberts International Airport is not a major hub, and finding affordable and convenient flights can be difficult. Thankfully, Travelstart’s online flight search tool does all the hard work for you, by collecting the best deals from all airlines flying to Monrovia. We’ll make sure you get the best prices every time, with the least amount of effort.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Monrovia, Liberia. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and don’t forget to make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy to Liberia is situated in Monrovia. Sophie Road, House No 5, Congo Town, Monrovia.
See and do
The Liberian National Museum is the best place to get an overview of Monrovia and Liberia’s heritage, culture and history. They have the best collection of artefacts and historically important documents in the country, along with wonderful photographs and maps showing the evolution of the area. You’ll also find displays of traditional household furniture and utensils, and a gallery showcasing local contemporary artworks.
On the museum grounds, there is also a craft shop, run by African Arts & Crafts Inc. It’s not a bad place to browse for souvenirs, but you’ll also want to visit the Touba Art Centre, and the Waterside Market. West African jewellery and textiles are always popular souvenir choices, but you’ll find some interesting home décor items and musical instruments in Monrovia as well.
A little further out of town, you’ll find Monkey Island, which makes an excellent day-trip destination. It’s comprised of six small islands that are home to six chimpanzee groups, which are fed and cared for by locals. While the chimps were originally kept by the New York Blood Centre for experimentation, the centre is now merely the sponsor responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the haven.
Most visitors to Monrovia choose to hire a car in town, but there are plenty of taxis around as well. Avoid shared taxis, as pickpocketing is a danger.
Monrovia Roberts International Airport – ROB
Food and beverage: There are limited restaurant options in the terminal but you should be able to find a quick bite to eat, or a cup of hot coffee.
Currency Exchange: The banks and foreign exchange bureaus are located outside the main terminal at Monrovia’s Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to security, who will direct you appropriately.
Airport Hotels: None on site. The nearest hotels are within the Monrovia city limits. Try Mamba Point Hotel, Moko’s Bed and Breakfast, Royal Hotel, or the Kendeja Resort Villas.