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Travel to Ivory Coast

Perhaps this country is better known to you under its old name – Ivory Coast. Tourism is still developing here. But Cote d’Ivoire has every chance of becoming a real paradise for tourists. Indeed, the natural and cultural diversity of this country allows you to choose a vacation for every taste.

The coastal town of Gran Basam, located just a few tens of kilometers from the country’s largest city, Abidjan, offers impeccable clean sand beaches and affordable hotels with a good level of service. This is complemented by the unique charm of the colonial style in architecture. Gran Basam is becoming increasingly popular among surf lovers – the waves off the Atlantic coast are ideal for this sport, and the lagoon climate is quite mild for a European.
market in Abidjan

Wildlife lovers will appreciate the Comoe National Park, which occupies a significant part of the country. Numerous animal species live there under natural conditions, including lions, antelopes, elephants and hippos. The length of the park’s roads is more than five hundred kilometers. There are about ten nature reserves of various sizes in Côte d’Ivoire.

There are two capitals in Côte d’Ivoire – the actual and the official. The actual capital is the multimillion-dollar port of Abidjan. It is sometimes called Paris of West Africa. In the Kokody district, one of the symbols of Abidjan is located – the chic hotel of Ivoire. A short drive from the hotel is the Cocody Market, where you can buy any souvenirs. In abundance there are traditional African masks, sculptures, drums.
The official capital is the city of Yamasukro. Its main attraction is the Notre Dame de la Paix Catholic Cathedral, erected in the 60s of the XX century on the orders of President Felix Ufue-Bois. Surprisingly, one of the largest Catholic cathedrals in the world is located in a country that can be called rather Muslim and Protestant.

Also, tourists are attracted by numerous holidays and ceremonies. The most famous Masks Festival, which is held every year in the city of Mans. On the day of the holiday, the most sacred masks are removed and people dance to the beat of drums. Of course, the true meaning of the ceremony will never be revealed to the uninitiated. But the hospitable Ivorians will always allow you to observe the holiday and even participate in it.

Ivoire Hotel, Abidjan You are lucky if you are in Abidjan during the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. This month ends with the holiday of Eid al-Adha. The smart crowds of believers rushing to the mosque are a magnificent and beautiful sight.

To visit Côte d’Ivoire and not to taste the local cuisine is a big mistake. In numerous restaurants in the country, you will be offered acheka (couscous from cassava) and futu, a special cake made from yams or banana. These dishes are served along with a variety of sauces, which are the main highlight of West African cuisine. Ivorians believe that the king of sauces is a grain sauce made from palm kernels.

Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest supplier of cocoa beans. But chocolate is very expensive there, because there is no processing industry in the country. So a regular chocolate bar can be a good present for your new Ivorian friends.

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