Liberia Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving in Liberia

You should check your Government’s website for latest information before driving abroad in Liberia. Road conditions around Monrovia are generally quite good for Africa and there are paved roads  to Roberts International Airport, Buchanan and to the border with Sierra Leone at Bo Waterside, also to the border with Guinea at Ganta  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 rainy 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. The standard of driving is often poor in Liberia. Beware of vehicles swerving to avoid potholes and from taxis slowing or stopping unpredictably to pick up or drop off passengers. A 1968 version of the International Driving permit is recommended to drive in Liberia.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Liberia Car Rental and Driving in Liberia

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