Liberia Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
The research for this website was carried out mainly in 2011 and 2012. Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date. This is particularly true of countries in the developing world, especially Asia and Africa where conditions can change often. Also, the political climate in many countries has changed a lot in recent years. Therefore the information on this website should be treated with caution. You should always check with your Government’s website or the UK Foreign office travel advice website before finalising plans to drive abroad.
Liberia Car Rental and Driving in Liberia
The following companies all provide car rental though some may make you take a driver-
First Class Enterprise,Congo Town, 1000 Monrovia 10,Republic of Liberia,Amadou Neckles, General Manager.Phone: (231) 6 511285
My-Own Incorporated,Sinkor, 1000 Monrovia 10,Republic of Liberia.Ishmeal Sheriff, General Manager/CEO,Phone: (+231) 6 547219
AVIS-Duala, Bushrod Island,1000 Monrovia 10,Republic of Liberia,Jesse Abu, General Manager.Phone: (231) 6 810177, http://www.avisliberia.com
City Car Rental.Broad Street, 1000 Monrovia 10,Republic of Liberia.Mohammed Lara, General Manager,Phone: (231) 6 676058
This Travel agent can also arrange self drive rental via two companies in Monrovia –U Cars and Amazing Cars. I’ve been unable to locate a website or email address for either company unfortunately.Also the travel agent website is somewhat temperamental- I managed to contact them via twitter.
Road conditions around Monrovia are generally quite good for Africa and there are paved roads to Bo on the Sierra Leone border and to Gbarnga and Buchanan , though expect numerous pot holes on these routes.Heading to Yekepa after Gbarnga the road condition deteriorates badly and can become unpassable after heavy rain.Most other roads in the country are unpaved and again may be impassable in the raint season, including the Zwedru-Harper road. You should avoid travelling outside Monrovia after dark as many vehicles will be unlit and you also risk being robbed at one of the many ‘unofficial’ road blocks. Through the day expect to be stopped frequently by the police,army and UNMIL (United Nations) forces. It also goes without saying that you should check the latest travel advisories on your Government’s website before travelling to Liberia..