Liberia is a country in West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. On the Atlantic coast, the capital city of Monrovia is home to the Liberia National Museum, with its exhibits on national culture and history. Around Monrovia are palm-lined beaches like Silver and CeCe. Along the coast, beach towns include the port of Buchanan, as well as laid-back Robertsport, known for its strong surf.
In the northeast, the Nimba mountain range straddles the borders of Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, and is dominated by the towering Mount Nimba. Near the northern city of Gbarnga, trails lead through the jungle to the multi-tiered Kpatawee Waterfall. In the south are the rainforest and wetlands of biodiverse Sapo National Park, which shelter elephants, hippos and chimpanzees. At the country’s far southern tip, the grand architecture in the seaside town of Harper recalls more prosperous days prior to Liberia’s civil war.