Best Tourist Places to Visit in Voinjama, Liberia, North Africa, Africa

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Voinjama, Liberia, North Africa, Africa

Voinjama is a city situated in the Lofa County in Liberia, geographically positioned between 8°25′ N latitude and 9°45′ W longitude, around 390 km northeast of the national capital, Monrovia. It is the seat of Lofa County, located near the Guinean border. Voinjama is basically an agriculture based city as its surrounding areas are largely used for rice production and other major crops grown in Voinjama include potato greens, collard greens, palm nuts and cassava.


History of Voinjama:

Voinjama was earlier mainly noted as an important crossroad town with a large traditional market but this development was heavily devastated by the Liberian Civil War in the 1990s.  Although today partially ruined mosques, churches and other historic structures are famous as tourist attractions among visitors.


Connectivity to Voinjama:

There is an airport in Voinjama but flight services are probably not frequent. So it is suggested for international tourists to reach Roberts International Airport near the national capital Monrovia and afterwards visitors can take bus or rental car from the airport to Voinjama.

The local transportation is catered by minibuses and rental vehicles like cars and bikes. Visitors can also book rental car in advance at the local travel agency for local travel, airport travel and sightseeing purposes.


Food and Shopping in Voinjama:

International standard shops and restaurants are difficult to find in Voinjama, but one can find small shops with nearly basic essentials and food corners with mouthwatering Liberian dishes.


Things to do in Voinjama:

  • Traditional shopping
  • Day tours
  • Walking


Tourist Attractions in Voinjama:


Tour of Voinjama’s surroundings:

As a scenic destination, Voinjama is highly famous among nature lovers. Visitors can take day tour of Voinjama’s surrounding areas, for which one can refer guided tour or take aid of locals, who are happy to serve visitors.


Voinjama Airport:

The Voinjama Airport is one of the landmark sites of Voinjama, situated around 10 kilometres away from the city centre and can be reached by rental vehicle. The airport is situated around 425 meters above sea level and draws tourists visiting Voinjama for its nice location and scenic surroundings.


Lofa-Mano National Park:

Situated around 150 km northeast of Voinjama, the Lofa-Mano National Park covers an area of 2,300 square kilometers, housing a large number of hippos population. It is suggested for visitors if they are newer to the area to take a guided tour for easy exploration of the park.


List of other places of interest near Voinjama include:

  • Liberian National Museum
  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
  • Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex
  • Lofa-Mano National Park
  • Kpa-Tawe Waterfalls
  • Gertylue Floral Park
  • Firestone Natural Rubber Company
  • Booker Washington Institute in Kakata
  • Monkey Island
  • Beaches of Monrovia
  • The Kendeja Cultural Center
  • Liberia’s Centennial Pavilion
  • Sky Bar Entertainment Center
  • Beaches of Harper
  • Tubman University


Best time to visit Voinjama:

The most preferred time for Voinjama’s tour is from December to March, when the weather remains dry and supportive for outdoor activities.


Hotels in and around Voinjama:

Like most Liberian cities, Voinjama also lack hotels, so most tourists visiting Voinjama refer the national capital Monrovia’s hotels for accommodation, which is also recommended. Buses are not regular between these cities but rental car may help for convenient travel. Here are some tourist favor hotels in Monrovia (around 390 km from Voinjama):

  • Golden Key Hotel
  • Hotel Provident
  • Palm Spring Resort
  • Bella Casa Hotel & Suites
  • El Meson Hotel
  • Mokos Bed and Breakfast
  • Krystal Oceanview Hotel
  • RLJ Kendeja Resort & Villas
  • Atlantis Beach Hotel
  • Royal Grand Hotel
  • Tilda Guest House
  • Mamba Point Hotel
  • The Cape Hotel
  • Liberia Golden Gate Hotel
  • GMJ Hotel

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