Côte d’Ivoire — Things to Do
The Ivory Coast is a country of striking contrasts. Yamoussoukro, the capital, is a typical market town that offers both unique architectural landmarks like the Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix and a sprawling countryside that lends itself to beautiful jungles. The old capital of Abidjan is a bustling commercial district known not only for its modern and fast-paced way of life, but for its iconic buildings and must-see museums.
Outside the major cities, you will find forested mountains (such as the ones surrounding the quaint town of Man), as well as beautiful beaches (such as Grand Bassam and the shore town of Assouinde). The Ivory Coast is also home to some of the last remaining virgin forests in the region like the primeval Comoe National Park, the beautifully-preserved Banco National Park and Abokouamekro Game Reserve.
Numerous ground operators and tour agencies can help you make the most out of your Côte d’Ivoire trip and offer a plethora of all-inclusive packages. Satguru Travel and Tours has both daytrips and tours around the best cities and destinations in the country. The group also takes care of airport transfers and visa assistance so you don't have to worry about any logistics.
Belem Tours is another leading travel agency specializing in cultural tours and sporting trips around Ivory Coast. The group also offers excursions, bicycle tours and other exciting activities around the city of Abidjan. Kargu Travel, on the other hand, specializes in exciting tour circuits throughout the country.
If you are looking for exercise, Alize Travel offers great services and arrangements for recreation around Ivory Coast and are experts in group and corporate travel. Afric Voyages offer all kinds of booking services for archaeological tours, cultural tours and even cruises around the Ivory Coast and neighboring countries.
If adventures on the Lagoon Coast is what you’re after, Haury Tours specializes in activities around this beautiful region. Many other outdoor pursuits await in the beautiful eco-tourism areas of the Ivory Coast. Assouinde is known for its sprawling beaches, while river and coastal fishing are popular pastimes in the Lagunes region. Boating and waterskiing are possible in Abidjan, where many water sports facilities can be found. Don't forget to go hiking in the mountainous north, as well as wildlife watching, nature tripping and hunting in the country’s verdant national parks.