Liberia is situated on the west African coast and covers 112,000 sq. kms. There are three major regions: the low Atlantic coastal strip with mangrove swamps and lagoons, and the undulating plateau region which rises to a mountainous belt on the Guinea border. Only 1% of the land is arable and 39% is forested. Most of the population exists on subsistence agriculture.

The climate is equatorial with high temperatures all year round. The wet season is from April to September with high humidity especially along the coast. Winds from the Sahara desert affect the coast during December.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Exploring the rainforests of Liberia can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Yellow Fever is a risk and proof of vaccination may be required on return to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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