Ivory Coast or cote d’Ivoire is on the west coast of Africa. It is the world’s largest Cocoa producing country. There are around 78 languages spoken here but French is the official language. Abidjan is the economic capital of the country and also the most populated city. It is mostly known for its beaches studded with starfishes and rainforests.
The country is tourist-friendly with visitors staying for less than 91 days not required to have visas. Tourists can enjoy the beaches of the country, Abidjan nightlife and tours to the provinces. The country is an embodiment of tourism in Africa with ancient sites, unique wildlife and desert safaris.
Côte d'Ivoire is a stunner, shingled with starfish-studded sands, palm-tree forests and roads so orange they resemble strips of bronzing powder.
Ivory Coast has a rich cultural heritage with sixty ethnic groups. These can be divided into four main groups: Akan, Gour, Krou and Mandé. The local communities are very welcoming to tourists. They offer traditional ceremonies, arts, crafts, food and dances so that visitors can discover the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Ivory Coast.
November through March is the best time to visit the Ivory Coast when temperatures are bearable thanks to the warm and dry season. The parks are also abloom during this time of the year and wildlife is abundant. The Festival of Masks, which is the most popular event in the country, is held in November.
Start and end in Abidjan! With the In-depth Cultural tour Discover Cote D’Ivoire 7-Days, we recommend you have a 7-day visit to Abidjan, Abengourou, Yamoussoukro and Soubre, on Ivory Coast.
Traveling between cities in Côte d’Ivoire is generally pleasant, the roads are in usually excellent shape, and the bus system is relatively new. Traveling in Abidjan is more enjoyable when you have your own car. Except for a few cab drivers who steer anywhere on the road, the roads are in excellent condition and traffic laws are strictly adhered to. In Abidjan, taxis are a wonderful and convenient method to get about. Simply search for an orange vehicle and wave it down. The fares are extremely reasonable.
The Felix-Houphouet-Boigny International Airport offers daily scheduled flights from and to Paris with Air France and Brussels with Brussels Airlines. Flights to other West African cities are also available on a regular basis.
Ivorian buses are generally big, modern and comfortable, and each bus company has its own bus station. Moreover, other bus stations have been built near the highways. Each major Ivorian city has at least one bus company that can take you to Abidjan, the capital city, daily.
Each major Ivorian city's taxi network has its own features. For instance, those of Abidjan and Bouaké are orange in colour while those of Yamoussoukro are white in colour with green and orange stripes.
Ivory Coast has a single train line which stretches over some 1,200 km. The train network is managed by the (SITARAIL) and links Abidjan to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.
The express train is rather clean and fast. However, you are advised to settle for first-class seats which are more comfortable.
All travellers must have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificate is required from travellers from risk areas. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.
Basilica Of Our Lady of Peace
La Cascade Waterfall
Tai National Park