Liberia offers beautiful beaches, rich and increasingly rare virgin rainforests, and an abundance of flora and fauna.
Liberia's beaches are still relatively undiscovered—which means that they are also still uncrowded and unspoiled.
Pristine Beaches, Unique Wildlife. Opportunities include hotels, domestic air transport and airports, beach resorts, and hospitality training.
Liberia's forests, which are among the last remaining portions of the Upper Guinea Rainforest Ecosystem, are another asset with appeal to ecotourists hoping to see unspoiled beauty.
Sapo National Park with its area of 1,614 sq km (about 580 sq miles), harbors some 2,000 varieties of flowering plants, 125 species of mammals, 590 species of birds, and 74 species of reptiles and amphibians. Notable fauna include the forest elephant and the pygmy hippopotamus, as well as Jentink's Duiker, the Zebra Duiker, and the Liberian mongoose.
Lake Piso, an open coastal lagoon west of Monrovia that has been designated a Wetland of International Importance. The lake has a surface area of 761 sq km (or 294 sq miles) and is both a nursery and spawning ground for fish and sea turtles and a feeding and roosting place for large numbers of sea and shore birds.
There are opportunities in building hotels, providing domestic air transport and rehabilitating domestic airports, creating beach resorts, and providing hospitality training.