Grand Bassa County
Discover Grand Bassa County
Welcome to Grand Bassa County, one of Liberia's original three counties. Located on the Atlantic Ocean and near the capital of Monrovia, the county is renowned for its pristine beaches, fishing, and history.
Grand Bassa was established in 1833, and its capital is Buchanan City, named for Thomas Buchanan, an American who served as the first Governor of the Commonwealth of Liberia. The county is home to four Liberian Presidents. Buchanan is on the coast and located about two hours southeast of Monrovia. Although it has the second busiest seaport in Liberia, it's the perfect town to wind down on the weekend and enjoy fresh seafood and stunning golden sandy beaches such as Sunset Beach.
The County's forest and wetlands provide an excellent birding opportunity. For bird lovers, the riverbank of Saint John near Buchanan also provides a lovely backdrop for spotting Liberia's abundant birdlife.
Buchanan is also known for its history, so check out some historic buildings, including in nearby Edina. With 1800s-style homes, churches, monuments, and other artifacts, a walking tour of Edina can give insight into the history of African Americans who arrived in Liberia to create a new home. Immerse yourself in Grand Bassa's natural and cultural heritage.
The new Kokon Ecolodge at Bassa Point provides a weekend getaway on the perfect isolated beach. Surfing, long walks on the beach and in the forest, and sipping cocktails by the pool are all possible at this newly established lodge.