Do you want to de-stress and get away from the bustle and hustle of work? Or do you want to take the time to unplug and get off the beaten track? Then set your sight on Ivory Coast. Although it may seem that truly getting away from it all is nearly impossible these days with all these high-tech gadgets, this amazing destination delivers and makes it possible, and you are practically guaranteed not to miss the “nature raw power” in the very least.
Located in West Africa, Ivory coast, it is a fantastic destination for eco-tourist looking to relax, unwind, and feel some serious sunset. Tucked in quiet and secluded locations, Ivory offers as much peace, privacy, and quiet as you could possibly want.
YES! The real magic lies with the masterpieces of raw nature. From teeming national parks, epic forests, plantation, buzzing scenery, national zoo, idyllic beaches, brilliant, Mosquee du Plateau, and starfish- studded sands, Ivory Coast is worth a bucket list. Best of all, it will likely be your landscapes and wildlife. How insane is that?!
Ivory Coast Capital: Yamoussoukro – Political capital city of ivory, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan
Population: 26.38 million people
Area 322,463 km²
Major Religion: Christianity
National Language: Setswana
Official Language: French
Climate: November through March is the best time to visit the Ivory Coast when temperatures are bearable thanks to the dry and warm season.
Dialing code: + 225
Ivory Coast Currency
Currency: West African CFA franc
DESTINATION AND CULTURE
The diversity of culture in the Ivory Coast is awe-inspiring with over 60 indigenous ethnic groups with their unique traditions. A different region of the Ivory Coast has distinct art, festivals, music, and languages.
Ivory Coast Cuisine
Ivory Coast is hotbed hospitality with diverse restaurants serving different food across the globe – at some of the best prices.
Notably, the Ivoirian cuisine also takes inspiration from neighboring West African Nations, and most of their dishes use grains and tubers. They are often served with a popular side dish of grafted Cassava or attire (chicken with mild sauce and vegetable).
Ivory Coast art
The most popular Ivorian art is the mask. The variety and intricacy of designs are genuinely fascinating as each cultural symbol serves numerous purposes. Wood carvings, pottery, and fabrics are also popular art forms in Ivory Coast.
Grand Bassam is treasured by World Heritage Sites and covers the historical colonial part of town. No matter your reason for visiting, Grand Bassam has something for everyone.
Waterfall in man
Before you scroll through this striking waterfall, be mindful of the fact that its scenic view will render you speechless. But what’s wrong with that?
It is one of the loveliest waterfalls in the Republic of the Ivory Coast. Here, you can beat the crowd by heading out early to enjoy these dazzling falls to yourself as they glitter in the morning light.
Mount Nimba strict Nature Reserve
Located in the borders of Cote’d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Liberia, Mt. Nimba is blessed with scenic splendor beauty. Its slopes drip with effortless hip fauna and flora, with endemic species such as chimpanzees that are guaranteed to make your heart soar.
Abengourou may not be as popular as other cities in Ivory Coast, but don’t let that fool you. Abengourou may be smaller, but it holds great mighty. You will be surprised by some of the fantastic things to do and places you can explore at this untapped destination.
Tai National Park
This brilliant national park offers a box office in the wild corners of the Ivory Coast. Its rich natural flora and threatened mammal species such as hippopotamus, pygmy, and 11 species of monkeys render a perfect photogenic glow.
How to get a visa to Ivory Coast
• Fill and sign the application form. Attach your passport (2 coloreds) or travel document valid for at least six months on entry with one blank visa page. Also, hold proof of onward/return airline tickets, documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit to the Ivory Coast!
Helpful Travelling tips
• Book through an agent directly to save costs. Since OTA’s takes commissions
• Currency and Banking. The currency of the Ivory Coast is West African CFA franc. There are approximately 1 XOF = $ 0.0017.
• You need to bring an unlocked smartphone with you. You can get a sim card for your stay, which will allow you to add minutes and be able to call your family or friends.
• Dress Modest