Monrovia – A group of German investors is set to displace Liberia’s tourism industry for the first time in 175 years by building eco-villages in Little Bassa, Grand Bassa County, to attract thousands of tourists, visitors, residents and citizens of Liberia.
Liberia, Africa’s first constitutional republic which declared its independence (as a free state) in 1847, is full of natural resources, beautiful beaches, wild national parks, mountains, waterfalls, lakes and ‘he is.
The West African nation is also known for its incredible artefacts, rich and diverse traditions and culture, delights and scenic geographical features which could serve as potential reasons to coax (attract) visitors from all over the world.
The German investors, under the organization of THESAURUM TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd., headed by Mr. Jürgen Bertram, are expected to acquire approximately 500 acres of land to build the first 50 of 500 eco-friendly bungalows.
The construction and landscaping of the Eco Beach Resort known as “LA-LIMBA-LUNA” is expected to take approximately five months, from December 2022 to April 2023.
The Germans intend to rename tourism properly with a trend of public-private investment with the people and the government of Liberia to build the first big Eco Village or Eco Beach Resort “LA-LIMBA-LUNA” which could lead to the creation of jobs and the expansion of local businesses as well as social benefits in terms of schools, health centres, roads, scholarships and among others for the communities.
The future world-class resort will be a stunning European-style ECO beach resort and an eco-friendly resort in Liberia.
“The first bungalows are expected and installed at the start of the dry season. The first group of guests are expected next year in April and several bungalows have already been ordered by German buyers. This is an exclusive and unique concept for Liberia and all of Africa, THESAURUM TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd. said in its press release on Wednesday.
As a result, the Little Bassa Eco Beach Resort “LA-LIMBA-LUNA” will be an exclusive accommodation that will keep the identity of the landscape that surrounds it intact; the ideal place for those looking for calm and privacy, for those who want to stop time, relax in contact with unspoiled nature, for those who love both the sea and the lagoon, and for those who have chosen to admire beautiful colors and its place dense with aromas.
The beach (the sea) will be 50m from the Little Bassa Eco Beach Resort. The first 50 accommodations (bungalows) will be able to accommodate two to four people, consist of a living space of about 40 to 80 square meters with a corner with a kitchen, a living room with a comfortable sofa that can easily be converted into a bed additional double bed one or two bedrooms with King-size double beds and bathroom. The suites will be perfect for those looking for privacy, independence, tranquility and comfort and also for the family.
The bungalows will have a large patio and a garden, elegantly furnished with elements of local ethnic style.
“While enjoying your stay, you can also choose to dine in our restaurant. There will be a clubhouse, swimming pool and equestrian customer service.”
The press release adds: “There will also be enough options to meet all the needs of our customers. Ecotourism enthusiasts and the curious will discover a whole new way of traveling at the Little Bassa Eco Beach Resort “LA-LIMBA-LUNA “, a simple and captivating environment where care and respect for nature and others are essential.”
Meanwhile, THESAURUM TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd. indicated that, as President George Weah said at his press conference in January, that Liberia is open to reputable investors, this project will boost tourism in Liberia and should be unprecedented in all of Africa .
As a reminder, a law establishing a Tourism Authority has been passed. The Liberian Senate has agreed with the House of Representatives to pass legislation to create a Tourism Authority, the Liberian Senate and House of Representatives in their separate arguments said the Tourism Authority Act 2020 of Liberia will have a positive impact on the government’s gross income. Domestic Product (GDP) in terms of building revenue generation capacity and attracting private sector investment.
Legislators noted that the tourism sector is essentially driven by “private sector involvement”.
Previously, tourism was a department of the Ministry of Information, leading to the argument that this does not give the bureau more leverage to realize its full potential, which in economic terms could result in low allocations of the central government budget.
Moreover, THESAURUM TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd said in the interview: “Visitors see the beauty of the country and of course the endless beaches, the excellent local produce and all the natural attractions the country has to offer. For the people of Little Bassa, and for all Liberians, this project will create jobs, open up business opportunities and boost the economy.”
According to THESAURUM TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd., Chairman Dr. George M. Weah, will be invited to inaugurate Little Bassa Eco Beach Resort “LA-LIMBA-LUNA” in April 2023.
“Time spent at ECO Beach Resort will evoke feelings and emotions that will enrich Liberians and tourists or visitors alike and make them unforgettable by experiencing true luxury: watching the moonrise or moonset over the sea and surrounded by the breeze marine or sound being surrounded at the edge of the sea to be able to fall asleep. Visitors will smell the intense perfumes and flavors of the waves and will feel as if they are in the middle of a paradise of nowhere, watched only by the stars that mingle to Liberian culture and the precious awareness that nothing can be hurt.”
The addition: “For questions about the project or for information on buying a bungalow and the income concept of “LA-LIMBA-LUNA”, please email us at [email protected]”