Welcome to Zwedru
Flanked by thick, lush rainforest that runs along the Côte d'Ivoire border, Zwedru is the capital of Grand Gedeh, one of Liberia's greenest counties. This is the hometown of Samuel Doe, who stole power in a bloody coup in 1980. His mark is still evident in Zwedru, where he installed pavements and was in the process of constructing a house on the edge of town when he was murdered. Many in Grand Gedeh, particularly those who feel forgotten by the Monrovia administration, remain vocal supporters of Doe.
These days, the best reason to visit is to experience the exceptional primary rainforest of Sapo National Park.