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Cote D'Ivoire Travel Guide

Cote D'Ivoire, Travel Guide – General Presentation

Cote D'Ivoire was called Ivory Coast in the past, but the local authorities encourage people to use the French variant of the name of this beautiful country. It is located in the West of Africa, having as neighbors Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is made up of 19 regions, the official language spoken being French.

Its economy relies on agriculture, Cote D'Ivoire trying to become independent from all points of view from the country it belonged to for a long period of time, France. Its efforts were made worthwhile, as it is one of the most prosperous countries in tropical Africa.

Any Cote D'Ivoire Travel Guide will mention one of the most charismatic figures in the country’s history, the president Houphouët-Boigny, who ruled the country in a personal way, combining the Western style with the local and traditional values.

Cote D'Ivoire, Travel Guide - What to Do/ Visit

This amazing African country has a large variety of activities and places to offer. From the hot beaches to historical buildings, from unique waterfalls to ancient artifacts, this place satisfies almost all tastes. As it is located near the Tropic, nature is really complex. You can admire savannah grasslands, but also rainforests, lagoons and mountains. It’s up to you to decide what to begin with. This diversity brings a rich flora and fauna that will develop your general culture and will help you find out more about the specificity of this amazing country. The local authorities have created three national reservations: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Comoe National Park, and Tai National Park.

The capital Yamoussoukro also has many surprises for its tourists. You can begin your visit here from the basilica Notre Dame de la Paix or Our Lady of Peace then continue with the Palace of the charismatic figure, President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. The basilica is one of the largest and modern in the world, as it possesses air –conditioned seats that will make your stay as comfortable as possible. Many visitors have praised this site.

Just near the church, you can visit a beautiful mosque, Hotel President and a mausoleum.

Other amazing places recommended by Cote D’Ivoire Travel Guide are: Abidjan or the so called "Paris of West Africa", Korhogo and the Senoufo People, the Realm of the Yacouba and the Treasures of the Coast.


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