Tourist Places to Visit in Zwedru, Tchien, Grand Gedeh West Africa, Africa

Tourist Places to Visit in Zwedru, Tchien, Grand Gedeh West Africa, Africa

Zwedru is a Liberian city, serving as the administrative centre of Grand Gedeh County, lying between 6°04′ N latitude and 8°08′ W longitude. It comes under Tchien District, is located around 475 km southeast of the national capital, Monrovia. Zwedru lies on the bank of the Cavalla River in the southeastern part of the country. Zwedru is a city in the scenic region, surrounded by lush forest with many bird species.

The name of Zwedru may be derived from the chief of a local anteater creek. Like most Liberian cities, Zwedru was also badly damaged during the Liberian Civil War and before this, Zwedru was also noted for timber production.


How to reach Zwedru?

Tchien Airport is the closest airport to Zwedru, but it currently doesn’t receive any flights. So it is advised for international tourists to reach Roberts International Airport near the national capital Monrovia and afterwards they can choose rental car or bus to reach Zwedru from the airport.

Roberts International Airport is the primary airport of Liberia, located around 400 km west of Zwedru and operates flights from London, Brussels, Casablanca, Nairobi, New York and many other global destinations.

Minibuses are generally used for local travel in Zwedru and rental motorbikes are the other options to get around city.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Zwedru:

Krahn tribe, who are the major ethnic group forming the population of Zwedru and speak Kru as their primary language. Zwedru is well known for handicraft products, leather bags and food products mainly prepared from rice.


Things to do in Zwedru:

  • Exploring river bank
  • Walking
  • Shopping


Places of interest in Zwedru:


Cavalla River:

The Cavalla River is a West African river originating in Guinea, flowing through Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia and finally drains at the Gulf of Guinea. The city of Zwedru is situated few kilometers away from the flow of Cavalla, where visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and many other water sports.


Sapo National Park:

Lying in the Upper Guinean forest ecosystem, the Sapo National Park is Liberia’s only national park, covering around 1,804 sq. km rainforest area. Founded in 1983, the park is a preservation site of a large number of animal and bird species, particularly pygmy hippopotamus. Kingfishers, rollers, and sunbirds are the notable bird species found in Zwedru. The park is located around 150 km away from Zwedru. It is a worth a tour.



Buchanan is a beach city, located around 300 km from Zwedru and 100 km from the national capital, Monrovia. Located on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, Buchanan is blessed by hidden gem of spectacular beaches. There Saint John River flows near the city that is filled with a large number of fish species, drawing fishing enthusiasts from all around the country.


List of other places of interest in and around Zwedru include:

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


Best time to visit Zwedru:

Throughout the year is best, especially during the dry months between December and March is a great time to tour Zwedru in Liberia.


Hotels in Zwedru:

There are very few hotels in Zwedru, so below is listed hotels in the national capital Monrovia (around 475 km from Zwdru), which might be helped visitors finding decent accommodation in Liberia:

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

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