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Find the right adventure for you to Cote d'Ivoire. We've got 7 tours going to Ivory Coast, starting from just 7 days in length, and the longest tour is 19 days. The most popular month to go is December, which has the most number of tour departures.

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Explore Cote D’Ivoire – 10 Days Tour

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Christmas & New Year

Explore Cote D’Ivoire – 10 Days

  • €149 deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Cultural & Historical Tour of Ivory Coast, 8 Days Tour

  • Sightseeing

Cultural & Historical Tour of Ivory Coast, 8 Days

The Ivory Coast Tour

  • Walking Adventure

The Ivory Coast

We really enjoy the cultural experience which we haven't experienced much in other tours we did in Africa
  • 10% deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Discover Cote D’Ivoire 7-Days Tour

Discover Cote D’Ivoire 7-Days

Explore Cote D’ivoire, 10 Days  / 9 Nights Tour

Explore Cote D’ivoire, 10 Days / 9 Nights

Explore Ghana & Cote D’Ivoire – 10 Days Tour

Explore Ghana & Cote D’Ivoire – 10 Days

Dancing Masks, Animist Healers and Traditional Kings Tour

  • Local Living
  • Intl. Flights Included

Dancing Masks, Animist Healers and Traditional Kings

  • Flights included

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Plages de la Côte d'Ivoire

Due to its geographical position, Ivory Coast represents a synthesis of forest, savannah and beautiful beaches with an ethnic diversity that is reflected through a wide variety of folklore, handicrafts, and religion. The availability of valuable elements on the Ivorian territory offers a set of diversified and complementary circuits, which form a cultural mosaic that is out of the ordinary. For a trip to Ivory Coast, it is ideal to combine a circuit in the interior and naturally on the coast around the Atlantic. With 515 km of maritime Coast, Côte d’Ivoire has magnificent golden sandy beaches with breathtaking scenery. Beaches for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming and water sports.

Discovery of the depths of the city of MAN and its 18 Mountains

Tour: MAN and its 18 Mountains 

Duration: 9 Days  / 8 Nights

Price : 1.390 € / pers. (6 pax)

Price : 1.646 € / pers. (4 pax)

Start: Abidjan  

End: Abidjan

Attractions: 

  • Abidjan / Yamoussoukro 
  • Korhogo / MAN /
  • TAI National Park

Departures:

From the Safari in the Comoé National Park to the Seaside in Grand Bassam

Tour: The Comoé National Park 

Price : 1.450 € / pers. (6 pax)

Price : 1.704 € / pers. (4 pax)

  • Comoé National Park
  • Bouake / Korhogo 
  • Grand Bassam

Départures:

From Cultural in the Yacouba countries “MAN” to the Safari in the National Park of Comoé

Tour: Discovery of the  Yacouba Countries (MAN)

Price : 1.478 € / pers. (6 pax)

Price : 1.734 € / pers. (4 pax)

  • Abidjan / Banco National Park
  • Yamoussoukro / MAN / Domaine BINI
  • Korhogo /  Comoé National Park

From Cultural, Discovery, to Safari in the National Parks of Marahoué and Tai

Tour: TAÏ and Marahoue National Parks

Duration: 11 Days  / 10 Nights

Price : 1.716 € / pers. (6 pax)

Price : 2.004 € / pers. (4 pax)

  • Abidjan / Marahoue National Park
  • Daloa  / TAI National Park
  • San Pedro / Soubre / Yamoussoukro

From Seaside in Grand Bassam to Culture in the AGNI Kingdoms

Tour: Discovery of Agni Kingdoms

Price : 1.380 € / pers. (6 pax)

Price : 1.625 € / pers. (4 pax)

  • Bondoukou  
  • Domaine BINI / Grand Bassam

On the Cocoa road in Ivory Coast

Tour: On the Cocoa road in Ivory Coast  

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Price : 1.318 € / pers. (6 pax)

Price : 1.566 € / pers. (4 pax)

  • Abidjan / Daloa
  • TAI Nationa Park

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Water buffalo taking in the morning light in the long grass on the Ivory Coast

At this stage we don't have any organized trips to Ivory Coast.

That said, Intrepid can create tailor-made tours to many destinations, including Ivory Coast. Our fully customized trips still offer the same small group experiences with local leaders, but made just the way you want it. Simply fill out your details on our  Tailor-Made  page and one of our travel specialists will be in touch.

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Ivory coast at a glance, capital city.

Yamoussoukro (population 245,000)

French, Dioula, Baoule, Dan, Anyin, Mande

(GMT) Casablanca

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Electricity.

Type C (European 2-pin) Type E (French 2-pin, female earth)

Learn more about Ivory Coast

Best time to visit ivory coast.

Ivory Coast’s tropical climate has two wet and two dry seasons.

December to April (dry season) is an ideal time to travel, as is August and September.

If you're on holiday in Côte d'Ivoire from May to July, expect a lot of rain, especially in the north of the country.

Geography and environment

Ivory Coast’s undulating countryside rises to savannah in the north, mountains in the west and a long, languid coast along the Gulf of Guinea. The coastal plains are dotted with rivers and lagoons, which attract thousands of birds. Ivory Coast shares borders with  Ghana , Mali,  Guinea ,  Burkina Faso  and Liberia.

Top 5 souvenirs from Ivory Coast

1. senufo masks.

Pick up a hand-crafted ceremonial mask or sculpture from the artisans in Korhogo. These intricate designs are made using techniques handed down over centuries.

2. Traditional cloth

Remember your adventure by taking home some hand-woven cloth. Each design represents a different cultural group or event.

3. Jewellery

Be sure to pick up some beautifully handcrafted piece of jewelry at one of the many local markets – they make wonderful gifts.

4. Antiques

If vintage is your thing, there’s plenty to choose from at the crazy Korhogo markets.

The beat of the drum resounds throughout Ivory Coast, and there's a thriving local music scene here. From traditional through to hip hop, be sure to check some out.

Health and safety

Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travelers seriously, and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone.

We recommend that all travelers check with their government or national travel advisory organization for the latest information before departure.

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Go to:  http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/

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The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information. Go to:  http://www.who.int/en/

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Ivory coast travel faqs, do i need a visa to travel to ivory coast.

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  • Australia: Yes - in advance
  • Belgium: Yes - in advance
  • Canada: Yes - in advance
  • Germany: Yes - in advance
  • Ireland: Yes - in advance
  • Netherlands: Yes - in advance
  • New Zealand: Yes - in advance
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  • Switzerland: Yes - in advance
  • United Kingdom: Yes - in advance
  • USA: Yes - in advance

British citizens must apply directly to the embassy for this visa rather than through a visa agency. Australians can apply for this visa through their visa agency. All other nationalities must check with their respective embassies/consulates and visas agencies for the application procedure. Please check early and allow plenty of time.

Visas for Cote d’Ivoire require quite a lot of documentation, generally including 2 visa application forms, 2 passport photos, employment letter, proof of departure showing round trip travel and onward flight, plus a copy of confirmed hotel reservations is required. 

Dragoman will be applying for the hotel reservation letter for you approximately 3 months in advance of the trip and once received, we will forward this to you. In order for us to be able to do this you must provide us with your passport details in advance. The application for this letter can only be made once we have received passport details from everyone in the group so any delay in us receiving these details will delay when this letter is received. Please note that this letter can take some time to issue and we cannot guarantee a specific date for receiving this letter. We therefore recommend that you wait until you have received this letter before making any appointments at the Cote d'voire Embassy or consulate.

Is tipping customary in Ivory Coast?

A 10% to 15% service charge is usually included in the bill. However it’s customary to tip taxi drivers and hotel staff.

What is the internet access like in Ivory Coast?

Internet is available in major towns but scarce elsewhere.

Can I use my cell phone while in Ivory Coast?

Cell phone coverage is fairly good in major towns. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your carrier if you wish to use your phone.

What are the toilets like in Ivory Coast?

Ivory Coast’s toilets may be basic. Be prepared for squat toilets, even in major centers.

What will it cost for a…?

Below is what you can expect to pay along the Ivory Coast in the local currency:

  • Bottle of soft drink = 450 CFA 
  • Beer in a bar or restaurant = 600 CFA
  • Simple lunch = 1000 CFA
  • Three-course meal = 3500 CFA
  • Short taxi ride = 500 CFA

Can I drink the water in Ivory Coast?

Tap water isn’t safe to drink in Ivory Coast. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, bring water purification tablets or ask your leader where filtered water can be found.

Are credit cards accepted widely in Ivory Coast?

Credit cards are widely accepted in major towns.

What is ATM access like in Ivory Coast?

ATMs are available in the larger towns and cities.

What public holidays are celebrated in Ivory Coast?

  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 17 Apr: Easter Monday
  • 1 May: Labour Day
  • 25 May: Ascension Day
  • 5 Jun: Whit Monday
  • 23 Jun: Day after Quran Revelation
  • 25 Jun: Korité / Aid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
  • 26 Jun: Korité / Aid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
  • 7 Aug: Independence Day
  • 15 Aug: Assumption Day
  • 1 Sep: Tabaski / Aid al-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice)
  • 1 Nov: All Saints' Day
  • 15 Nov: National Peace Day
  • 1 Dec: The Day after the Prophet's Birthday
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day

Please note, Ivory Coast public holidays may vary.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance before traveling?

Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

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Discover a world less-traveled on a small group tour to the Ivory Coast. Join your expert local tour leader to explore a country mostly untouched by the western world, where spirit gods and ancestral traditions are of great importance to the local people. Visit an assortment of remote Ivory Coast settlements to discover villagers busily crafting masks and sculptures, and learn about their daily lives, spiritual rituals and initiation ceremonies. Head into the Toura Mountains to witness sacred masked dances, take a refreshing dip in the pool of La Cascade Waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation, and visit the contrasting urban landscape of Yamoussoukro with its remarkable Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. Considering a trip to the Ivory Coast but new to Explore? We've answered some of the most-asked questions  about our small group trips. 

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Discover a world less-travelled on a small group tour to the Ivory Coast. Join your expert local tour leader to explore a country mostly untouched by the western world, where spirit gods and ancestral traditions are of great importance to the local people. Visit an assortment of remote Ivory Coast settlements to discover villagers busily crafting masks and sculptures, and learn about their daily lives, spiritual rituals and initiation ceremonies. Head into the Toura Mountains to witness sacred masked dances, take a refreshing dip in the pool of La Cascade Waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation, and visit the contrasting urban landscape of Yamoussoukro with its remarkable Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. Considering a trip to the Ivory Coast but new to Explore? We've answered some of the most-asked questions about our small group trips . 

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An adventure travel company you can trust

Unforgettable experiences.

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

Expert tour leaders

Chosen for their great knowledge of your destination and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.

Small groups

Average groups of 11; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

Responsible at heart

How we operate sets us apart; our flexible booking policy, our loyalty scheme & sustainable approach.

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8-Day Cultural and Historical Ivory Coast Tour

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  • 7 nights Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated (Breakfast daily)
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  • Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Our tour guide will be met, assisted at the exit point of the arrival hall and transferred to your hotel.
  • Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, Abidjan Ivory Coast
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Embark on a voyage to a land that has only recently opened its arms to the intrepid wanderer once again. A journey for the true pioneers of travel, beckoning those seeking to explore the multi-faceted essence of Africa in its raw, unadulterated form.

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Join o ur Côte d'Ivoire tours and discover this little visited country. Nestled along the shimmering Gulf of Guinea, the enigmatic land of Côte d'Ivoire stands as a captivating canvas painted with diversity. This West African country, often referred to as Ivory Coast, beckons intrepid travellers with a wonderful mix of cultures, lush landscapes, and a history that weaves tales of triumph and transformation. As the sun-kissed beaches meet the lush rainforests, this alluring destination promises a voyage like no other.

Picture postcard beaches stretch lazily along the coastline, inviting you to unwind and relax with the turquoise waters and golden sands. Grand Bassam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, evokes the echoes of colonial splendour with its elegant architecture and serene beaches. For those seeking untamed natural beauty, the Parc National de Taï offers an exploration of primal rainforests, an area becoming increasingly rare.

Yet, it is the vibrant tapestry of cultures that truly sets Côte d'Ivoire apart. Abidjan, the economic heartbeat of the nation, pulsates with modernity while still cherishing its traditional roots. The bustling markets of Treichville and the towering skyscrapers of Plateau narrate the story of a nation striding confidently into the future while celebrating its rich past.

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Venturing beyond the urban landscape, you will discover a treasure trove of ethnicities and languages intermingling harmoniously. From the elegant Sénoufo people in the northern savannas to the mask-clad Guro communities, each holds a piece of the country's intricate cultural puzzle. The intoxicating rhythms of West African music and the rhythmic sway of traditional dance form an integral part of daily life, infusing every corner with infectious energy.

History buffs too shall find their appetites satiated here, as they uncover tales of ancient empires and the colonial era. The city of Gagnoa is filled with the smell of cocoa, reminding visitors that Côte d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer of this highly desirable commodity.

Embarking on a culinary expedition reveals yet another facet of the country. The tantalizing aromas of spicy stews and grilled fish waft through the air, luring food enthusiasts to savour the delights of Ivorian cuisine. Whether it's the beloved attiéké, a traditional side dish made from cassava, or the hearty kedjenou, a rich chicken stew cooked with vegetables and spices, each bite tells a story of the land's rich agricultural abundance.

Côte d'Ivoire is an invitation to immerse oneself in the raw beauty of unspoiled landscapes, to traverse the alleys of vibrant history, and to become part of the intricate mosaic of cultures. This gem of West Africa entices with its warm embrace and promises an exploration that will etch cherished memories forever.

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Our tours in Côte d'Ivoire are operated by a team of West Africa specialists. They are experts at creating friendly bonds with traditional chiefs, priests and the local tribes, meaning that the travel experience is as authentic as it can be. The company employs local staff all year around,  guaranteeing them and their families a sustainable future and you as the traveller, the best quality of services.

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Despite the Ivorian government's request, the English translation of the country's name is still widely used, especially in the media. This is likely due to the fact that the English language is more widely spoken than French, and that many people are simply not aware of the change in name.

However, it is becoming increasingly common for people to use the French name, Côte d'Ivoire, when referring to the country. This is especially true among people who are familiar with the country or who have visited there. As the Ivorian government continues to promote the use of the French name, it is likely that this will become the more common usage in English in the future.

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Côte d'Ivoire is a stunner, shingled with starfish-studded sands, palm-tree forests and roads so orange they resemble strips of bronzing powder. This is a true tropical paradise, and a country that is moving towards economic progress – it's a nation that is modernizing its lifestyle and culture, but managing to do so without losing its identity.

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Galerie Cécile Fakhoury

An absolute trove of African contemporary art, this cubical, 600-sq-metre gallery features the best of the continent's artists, from sculpture and…

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Hôtel Ivoire

Every middle-class Abidjani holds a dear memory of Hôtel Ivoire. Built in 1963 by Israeli architect Moshe Mayer, it was the place in town to go ice…

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Parc National de Taï

Parc National de Taï, a primary rainforest and a Unesco World Heritage site since 1982, is one of West Africa's largest reserves for wildlife. Visitors…

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La Pyramide

Some of the buildings of Le Plateau are as breathtaking up close as from a distance. La Pyramide, designed by the Italian architect Rinaldo Olivieri and…

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Yamoussoukro's spectacular basilica will leave you wide-eyed. Based on the Basilica of St Peter in the Vatican and designed by Lebanese architect Pierre…

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The presidential palace, where Houphouët-Boigny is now buried, can only be seen from afar, but visitors come to see the sacred crocodiles that live in the…

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On the northwest edge of town is the cool and shaded Parc du Banco rainforest reserve. It has pleasant walking trails, majestic trees and a lake, but you…

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This celebrated village is famous for its stilt dancing. It's found 110km north of Man.

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Ivory Coast formerly known as the republic of Cote d’Ivoire is a beautiful country found on the southern coast in West Africa. The country prides in beautiful beaches, verdant rainforest as well as a number of ancient French colonial architecture. There are several cultural and religious structures including iconic buildings and museums that you will be able to visit during your holiday in the Ivory Coast. The idyllic beaches that are lined with fined sand that is scattered with starfish are some of the must-visit places while here on holiday.

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Below are some of the top things to do and places to visit while on holiday in Ivory Coast

Enjoy a Wildlife Safari in Comoe National Park

Comoe National Park is the second largest protected area across western Africa coming second to Mali’s Baoul National Park. It covers a total area of 11,500 square kilometers and it is found in Savanes and Zanzan districts in the north eastern most corner of the country. Thanks to its diversity this national park offers various habitants to a great diversity of animals including the Busch bucks, hippos, Buffalo’s, roan antelope, Bush pigs, elephants, pangolins plus 11 primate species including the white colored mangabeys, the black and white colobus, Olive baboons, chimpanzees, lesser spot nose monkeys, green monkeys and the mona monkeys in addition to more than 500 different types of birds. This site is highly recommended to holidaymakers interested in enjoying a safari to Ivory Coast.

Unwind on the Beautiful Beaches

Ivory Coast prides in a number of beautiful stretches of coastal areas and resort beaches and cities such as Assouinde beach resort and the Grand Bassam which offer beautiful sandy beaches offering the perfect getaway from the busy city centers and a good weekend retreat. Being a coastal country, holidaymakers are advised to take good precaution especially when swimming on the coastal resorts due to the heavy current.

Visit the chimpanzees of Tai National Park

Covering an area of 3,300 square kilometer Tai National Park is located in the Southern part of the country and its home to one of the few surviving indigenous rainforest across West Africa. It was awarded the status of a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1982. Tai National park prides in a rich diversity of flora and fauna that includes more than 250 different types of birds including the African crowned eagle, 11 primate species like chimpanzees in addition to more than 105 different types of mammals. On your visit to Tia National Park you will get an opportunity to see the chimpanzees which are regarded as man’s closest living relative and observe the amazing lifestyle of these primates. This is another good place to enjoy Bird watching, game drives, primate watching and guided nature walks while in the Ivory Coast.

Visit Abidjan

Abidjan was formerly the capital city of Ivory Coast and currently serves as the commercial center of the country. It has several skyscrapers and Treichville its traditional ancient city has a central market, a number of nightclubs, bars as well as restaurants. You will also find a museum here that houses various statues and artifacts on the history and culture of Ivory Coast.

Visit the basilica Notre Dame de la Paix

Located within the Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast’s administrative capital the Notre Dame de la Paix is also known as the basilica of Our Lady of Peace which was constructed from the year 1985 to 1989 and according to the Guinness book of records this basilica is the largest church in the world. The basilica has a very beautiful interior with beautiful art work and breathtaking Roman architecture. This is a must visit site anyone looking forward to seeing some of the breathtaking architecture in the country

Explore Yamoussoukro City and Man City

Yamoussoukro is located about 143 miles north from Abidjan the commercial center of the country and it is the capital city of Ivory Coast. Don’t miss out on visiting the lively market, the presidential palace, the mosque as well as the huge Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Paix which is alleged to be the largest Christian cathedral in the whole world. Yamoussoukro is a highly recommended place for city tours while on holiday in Ivory Coast.

Man Town is situated within the western part of Ivory Coast; this beautiful mountainous town is encircled by beautiful picturesque plateaus, dense forests as well as rugged peaks. There are a number of hiking trails within the forest particularly close to the beautiful waterfall and Mount Tonkoui . During your visit here you will also get a chance to visit the nearby villages like Biankouma and Gouessesso especially during the festival season when different types of festivals like the Festival of Masks are celebrated.

Hike Mount Nienokoue

Regarded as a sacred mountain among the Patokola people, this mountain is a world heritage site standing at the height of just 396 meters above sea level located in the southern region Tai National Park. This is a must visit place for holidaymakers interested in taking hikes as well as Nature Walks. During the hiking adventures you will traverse through the terrain ascending through the different levels of the mountain vegetation until you finally make your way to the peak to enjoy beautiful views. You will encounter various types of wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos, chimpanzees and birds to mention but a few. Persons interested in taking shorter hikes and also enjoy their time here as there are guided two to four hour hikes organized here as well.

Zoo Nationale D’Abidjan

Zoo Nationale D’Adbidjan was established back in 1930 as a private creation however in 1972, this place was handed over into the hands of government and since then has served and continues to do so as the only Zoo in Ivory Coast. This is a highly recommended place to visit as a family especially with kids as you will get a chance to see various animals including some of the big cats, snakes, crocodiles, turtles as well as civettes. Most interesting for kids is that they will get a chance to see some of the popular animal cartoon characters such as Timon and Pumba. A visit to the Zoo is surely a must have especially if you have limited time to visit the National Parks yet you wish to see the wildlife in the country.

Visit Jardin Botanique de Bingerville

Established in 1904 these botanical Gardens of bingerville where established to preserve the various types of plants. These beautiful gardens have been separated into various plant areas among which are the ambassadors space, the palm area, the cheese-space area, the space Henri-konan Bedie and the nursery area.

Among the different trees found in these Gardens a number of them have been named after former ministers and politicians; and in addition, there is an area where guests can enjoy a picnic as well as a sizable football ground. This is a good place for people on the family holiday as you will get the chance to obtain information about the various plants, insects and even trees that you will see around

Musee National des Costumes

The musee National des Costume is found within the Comoe district and it’s served as a residence an administrative seat for the early colonial rulers. In 1981 following proper refurbishment, the site was opened to the general public as a museum and currently houses a wide collection of French plus African Arts, sculptures and models in additional to several maps and books that will give you a great insight of Ivory Coast’s history  and Culture.

Frequently asked Questions

below we have compiled a number of questions commonly asked about destination Ivory Coast and we have professionally answered them to help you better understand this destination.

Do I need a Visa to visit Ivory Coast?

All persons visiting the Ivory Coast who do not have CEFA citizenship should obtain a visa in order to be allowed into the country. They should also have a passport with a minimum validity of six (6) months after their time of staying in Ivory Coast. This should be accompanied with a yellow fever certificate as proof of receiving the yellow fever shot. All visa applications should be submitted to the Embassy of Ivory Coast in your home country and successful applicants will be awarded the appropriate visas. The tourist visa offered in Ivory Coast is valid for a time period of three (3) months.

Is it safe to Visit Ivory Coast?

Generally safety is considered an issue in Ivory Coast with occasional political instabilities rising up. It is for that reason that all travelers are advised to check for the latest security updates in Ivory Coast through your home government prior to your travels and even while there, please keep updated to this regard.

Do I need medical insurance to Visit Ivory Coast?

Although the Ivory Coast is among the countries in West Africa with very good health-care facilities, it is important to note that the cost of these services is very expensive. It is for that reason that persons visiting the country are highly advised to obtain a good comprehensive insurance that covers them medically and also offers evacuation services in case of any emergencies.

What Vaccines do I need to go to Ivory Coast?

Travelers into Ivory Coast are advised to obtain the following vaccines prior to making their travel: rabies, bilharzia, measles, hepatitis B, cholera, hepatitis E and meningitis. In addition, it is important that travels take extra precaution against the killer HIV/AIDS and every traveler above 9 months of age is required to receive a yellow fever vaccine. Because bilharzias is present, it is not safe swim in the fresh waters in the country.

What is the official language spoken in Ivory Coast?

Ivory Coast’s official language is French how we should point out that there are about sixty (60) other languages spoken across the country by the local people and these include: Ulam, Loftus Africanus, Gigala, Hamdunga and Dioula (the most commonly used)

What is the official currency for Ivory Coast?

Ivory Coast’s official currency is the Communauté Financiére Africaine franc (CFA) whose banknotes come in denominations of 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500

Foreign currencies like the US Dollar, the Euro and the Pound Sterling can easily be exchange at the airport, banks and at major hotels

What is the electricity currency in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast operates on an electricity voltage supply of 220V and 50Hz. It uses two major types of plugs which are: the types C – that has 2 round pins, as well as the type E that has 2 round pins plus a hole for the male earthing-pin of the socket

Are credit cards accepted in Ivory Coast?

In Ivory Coast credit cards such as the Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted across the country in different places such as hotels and large stores.

What is the Time Zone for Ivory Coast?

Ivory Coast observes the Greenwich Mean Time throughout the year, and it does not have Daylight Saving Time

What is the best time to visit Ivory Coast?

The best time to visit Ivory Coast is from the month of November to March when the overall temperatures in the country are bearable since the country is experiencing the dry season at the time. During this time of the year, the country is also celebrating a number of its festivals such as the Festival of Masks celebrated in the month of November every year, and these are very vibrant with lots of music and dance, worth experiencing on your holiday.

Ivory Coast Weather

Because the Ivory Coast is situated in the western part of the Sub-Saharan Africa, it experiences a somewhat cooler climate as compared to most of its neighboring countries, particularly those with which she shares her coastal orders. In fact, the region found in the extreme northern part of the country experiences a semi-arid climate while the regions close to the ocean normally experience tropical climate.

Generally, the climatic seasons in Ivory coast can be summarized into three and these include: the Hot-dry season which is characterized with warm temperatures that begins in the month of November to March, then the Hot-dry Season which is characterized by uncomfortably high temperatures and this begins in March through April to the end of May, and then thirdly is the Wet Season that is characterized with heavy rains that are followed by torrential flooding and this begins in June through July, August, September to October (this is not a good time to have your holiday in the Ivory Coast as well as most of the countries within that region)

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  • Visit the "Fanicos," the guild of laundrymen of the Banco River.
  • Pass by Bouaflé, where the Guro ethnic group resides, and witness the characteristic and spectacular Goli Dance of Ivory Coast.
  • Look for masks of the Gueré ethnic group, known for their diabolical appearance and raffia costumes.
  • Explore the region of Man, filled with vegetation, valleys, and peaks, and visit one of the important animist centers. Witness magical dances, sacred forests, and meet spiritual leaders. Observe the initiation ritual of the "snake girls" who perform incredible acrobatics.
  • Attend a Goudoufou ceremony in Touba and encounter various villages along the route, witnessing their way of life, celebrations, and magical dances like the Yacuba, the dance of "stilt birds."
  • Visit the Dozo brotherhood of hunters who perform rituals in a sacred forest and on a rock for sacrifices. Explore different tribes, including the Fulani, the largest nomadic ethnic group in Africa, and experience their unique lifestyle and facial decorations.
  • Visit Kong and its extraordinary mosque, showcasing Sudanese-style mud architecture.
  • Pass through the region of the Baoulé ethnic group, one of the most important in Ivory Coast. Witness the Baoulé dance and the Goli Dance, both significant cultural expressions for transmitting knowledge and traditions.
  • Explore Grand Bassam, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcasing colonial architecture and providing a glimpse into the everyday life of its inhabitants.

An extraordinary 12 days photographic tour through the vibrant tapestry of Ivory Coast, where captivating culture, diverse tribes, and remarkable people await our lenses.  Markets, where locals barter for goods amid a sea of vibrant fabrics, spices, and crafts villages. Enchanting landscapes, resilient tribes.  We will step into a world where traditions thrive, and ancient rituals coexist with modern influences.

From mesmerizing mask dances to the elegant Baule people adorned in colorful garments, we’ll discover a wealth of visual wonders that will ignite our photographic creativity.

Our adventure begins in Abidjan with a visit to Banco National Park, a verdant sanctuary nestled within the city, followed by an off-the-beaten-track experience where we will meet the 'Fanicos' the river laundrymen guild. Witnessing their unique way of life will provide us with a fascinating insight into local traditions.

Continuing to Tiassale, we will have the opportunity to explore meticulously tended cocoa plantations and witness the entire chocolate-making process during a guided tour of a local factory. The aroma of freshly made chocolate will surely tantalize our senses.

Later on, our itinerary takes us to Yamoussoukro, the country's capital, where we will marvel at the impressive Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. An architectural masterpiece, modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, is the largest religious building in all of Africa. Additionally, we will catch a glimpse of the Presidential Palace, surrounded by a lake inhabited by crocodiles.

Continuing our journey, we will pass through Bouaflé, where the vibrant Guro ethnic group resides.

Here, we will have the privilege of witnessing the mesmerizing Goli Dance, a cultural tradition where performers move their legs frenetically while their torsos remain still—an enchanting display of rhythmic artistry.

As we arrive in Man, we will find ourselves surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, lush valleys, and towering peaks. This region is not only known for its natural beauty but also as one of the important centers of animism in the country.

We will have the opportunity to witness magical dances, explore sacred forests, and meet spiritual leaders. One of the highlights will be the initiation ritual of the 'snake girls,' young girls who, guided by their master, perform incredible acrobatics—a true expression of Ivorian animism.

 We will also experience the captivating Gla Dance, another characteristic celebration of the western Ivory Coast, where masked dancers wearing raffia skirts move with rhythmic precision.

Continuing our journey towards the north, we will make a stop in Touba to witness a Goudoufou ceremony—a unique cultural experience.

Throughout the rest of our route to Odienne, we will have the opportunity to visit villages, observe their way of life, and be enthralled by magical dances such as the Yacuba, the dance of the 'stilt birds,' where dancers gracefully move on a single leg.

Our adventure takes us to various regions and tribes, each offering a unique glimpse into their lifestyles and traditions.

We will visit the Fulani, the largest nomadic ethnic group in Africa, and learn about their transhumant way of life and distinctive facial and clothing decorations.

We will explore Tieme, a small village where the renowned French explorer René Caillié arrived during his journey to Timbuktu in 1827.

In Niofoin, we will encounter the Senoufo people and discover their mythical fetish houses, where intriguing traditional rituals are still practiced.

The expedition culminates in Kong, where we will visit the extraordinary mud-brick mosque, a masterpiece of Sudanese architectural style recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Finally, we will make our way to Grand Bassam, a city steeped in colonial history. This UNESCO World Heritage site showcases captivating colonial architecture and offers a glimpse into the bygone era.

The trip to Ethiopia was a dream come true. It felt as though I had been dropped right into the pages of National Geographic Magazine, which I read as a child, and which instilled a thirst for travel to Africa.   Harry ‘s organization and guidance leave nothing to chance. He uses wonderful people on the ground to drive, guide, and make  each experience seamless. The festivals and amazing opportunities, remote and wonderful locations are trademarks of his trips.   Harry is a genuine character, with a wonderful sense of humour, an eye for the magic in photographic situations, and a natural teacher’s ability to explain how to make use of light, line and composition in our shots.   This trip was my third with Harry, and a true testament to his ability and to the opportunities he exposes us to is that I am planning trips number four and five only 10 days after my return from Ethiopia.   Thank you Harry for an unforgettable experience.   Lynda Greenberg Toronto Ontario

Day 1 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT AND ARRIVAL IN ABIDJAN

International flight and arrival in the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

Transfer to the Radisson Hotel.

Day 2 ABIDJAN-TIASSALÉ

Visit to Banco National Park, a park within the city where we will delve into the country's vegetation. Afterwards, we will take a completely "off the beaten track" visit: we will meet the "fanicos," the guild of river washers on the Banco River. We will then continue to Tiassale, where we will take the afternoon to visit one of the country's well-maintained cocoa plantations. We will have a guided tour of the factory to see the entire process from plantation to chocolate production.

Duvick Hotel.

Day 3 TIASSALÉ-YAMOUSSOUKRO-DALOA

Journey to the capital of the country, a city founded by the first president, Houphouet Boigny. We will visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, an impressive megalomaniacal project built in the image (and size) of St. Peter's in the Vatican, making it the largest religious building in all of Africa. We will also see the Presidential Palace from the outside, with the crocodile lake. We will then pass through Bouaflé, where the Guro ethnic group resides, and witness one of the most characteristic and spectacular dances of Ivory Coast, the Goli dance, in which the dancers move their legs frantically while keeping their torso still.

Night at the Luxury Hotel in Daloa.

Days 4 & 5 MAN

On our way to Man, we will search for masks from the Gueré ethnic group, which are very difficult to find. These masks have a somewhat diabolical appearance, and those who wear them have costumes made of raffia.

Upon arrival in Man, we will visit one of the coolest and most surprising regions of Ivory Coast, full of vegetation, valleys, and peaks. It is also one of the most important animist centers in the country. We will witness magical dances and celebrations, see sacred forests, and meet spiritual leaders. We will see the initiation ritual of the "snake girls," who, guided by their master, perform incredible acrobatics. This is animism in its fullest expression in Ivory Coast. We will also see the Gla Dance, another characteristic celebration of western Ivory Coast, where percussion plays a significant role. The person dancing masked wears a type of raffia skirt typical of Gueré celebrations. If time permits, we will visit the Monkey Forest. Nights at the Beau Sejour Hotel.

Day 6 MAN-TOUBA-ODIENNE

We head north. In Touba, we will attend a Goudoufou ceremony. On the long route to Odienne, we will make stops in villages to see their way of life, celebrations, and magical dances, such as the Yacuba, the dance of the "wading birds," where the dancers move on one leg. This is another incredible dance that Ivory Coast offers, and undoubtedly one of the most characteristic and special ones.

Days 7 & 8 ODIENNE-KORHOGO

Final visits to the surroundings of Odienne, where, if we haven't done so the previous day, we can visit the Dozo, a brotherhood of hunters who perform their rituals in a sacred forest and on a rock for sacrifices. We continue our journey towards the center of the country, making stops in villages to see different tribes.

A very special visit will be to the Fulani, the largest nomadic ethnic group in Africa. Their nomadic way of life and facial and clothing decorations are worth exploring.

We continue eastward, first to Tieme, a small village where the French explorer René Caillié arrived in 1827 during his long journey to Timbuktu (Mali). The village is inhabited by a nomadic people known as the Fulani. Then we head to Niofoin, a village with distinctive clay granaries and fetish houses. We will discover this spectacular region of animism and mask dances, where the predominant ethnic group is the Senoufo. We will explore the mythical fetish houses where interesting traditional rituals are still practiced. For the Senufo ethnic group, which inhabits the northernmost region of the country, we will search for the dances of the Poro Secret Society. The initiates first transform into panther men and later challenge the same roaring flames of a bonfire, along with other young people, wearing masks made of fantastic and monstrous wooden creatures with sharp teeth that seem to provide them with an inexplicable immunity to fire and anything that might harm them. The magical Boloye and Wambele dances of the Senufo in Ivory Coast, ceremonies filled with synchronized and precise gestures accompanying the percussive sounds of the performers, represent a way of understanding life as a journey back to the origins of human beings. They are explained as a connection between two worlds, the natural and the spiritual, through acts, movement, music, and traditions passed down through generations over the centuries. Nights at the Rose Blanche Hotel.

Day 9 KORHOGO–KONG

We continue the journey to Kong, where we will visit, among others, the mosque, an extraordinary example of Sudanese-style mud architecture recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Night at the Kong Hotel.

Day 10 KONG-BOUAKÉ

We will pass through the region of the Baoulé ethnic group, one of the most important in Ivory Coast, representing almost a quarter of the population. In fact, Baoulé is considered the "native language" of the country, although not official, and it is the most widely spoken language after French. It is a dance that requires tremendous skill. Night at another dance we will see is the Goli Dance. Also characteristic of the Baoulé ethnic group, it serves to transmit knowledge. The elders of this ethnic group use dance to teach the youth the values and traditions of the community. During the journey, we saw one of these dances, where the masks came out in pairs. In addition to fast movements, they struck their backs with a stick, causing a noise similar to a gunshot. We will also look for another dance: the Komian.

Mon Afrik Hotel.

Day 11 GRAND BASSAM

Long journey to Grand Bassam. Today, we will visit one of Ivory Coast's gems, Grand Bassam, a city declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most outstanding examples of colonial places in all of Africa. It was one of the country's capitals during the French colonial period, and it is of absolute interest with its mansions and colonial buildings currently in a state of decay, yet still exuding spectacular charm that contrasts with the everyday life of its current inhabitants.

Night at the Boblin la Mer Hotel.

Day 12 ABIDJAN AND DEPARTURE

Last stroll through Grand Bassam and transfer to Abidjan, a city full of contrasts, before heading to the airport.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. A limited quantity of single-occupancy rooms is available for an additional charge.

The maximum number of participants is listed under "Maximum Group" in the Price section of each individual workshop. However, we reserve the right to add by up to one the maximum number of participants per workshop at any time.

-Harry Fisch and/or Roberto Pazzi Bilingual Photographer and Tuition

-All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners except two meals on your own. (Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages not included)

- Private, set Photo Sessions

- The best available tourist hotels.  

- All local ground transportation, air conditioned comfortable cars

- Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel on arrival

- Hotel pick-up and transfer to the airport on departure

- Coordination of all listed activities

NOT  INCLUDED

-Tips for local guides and drivers

-International flights 

-Individual house/hotel expenses (minibar, room service, laundry fees, etc.)

-Medical Insurance and cancellation trip insurance

-Anything not specifically listed under "included"

DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION POLICY

A deposit of $1.000 per person is required to guarantee your reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your tour. Booking deposit is refundable under certain conditions, please refer to the Cancellation Policy . 

FINAL PAYMENT :  

Any pending balance must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to departure.

FITNESS LEVEL, TRAVEL CONDITIONS :  

The accommodations will be the best available hotels (no camps, no tents).

Not all of the rooms with air conditioning. Keep in mind that there isn’t much luxury on this tour!

 Road conditions vary greatly, especially in rural areas. Unexpected conditions (weather, traffic restrictions, etc.) can occur and make alternate routings necessary. To take this trip, you must be in good health and prepared to travel to places without medical facilities.

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Exploring the Rich Culture of Ghana and Ivory Coast

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Experience the rich cultural heritage of Ghana and Ivory Coast on our Ghana & Ivory Coast Cultural Tour. This tour takes you on a journey through the vibrant cities of Kumasi and Tamale in Ghana, where you will discover the traditional art and craft of the Achanti tribe of the Akan people. The Achanti are known for their intricate hand-carved stools, dolls and clothing with complex and colorful patterns.

In Kumasi, you will have the opportunity to visit the famous markets where you can find high-quality silverware products at low prices. This is one of the most prestigious craft activities in the country and is widely sought after by visitors.

You will also have the chance to learn about the customs and traditions of the Akan people, who prospered particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries. They are known for their deep connection to royalty, symbolized by the golden stool.

  • Meet & greet and airport transfer
  • Double accommodation in BB
  • Land transportation all inclusive
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • All visits, entries and activities as mentioned in the program
  • Entry and exit formalities at the boarders
  • Meals and beverage
  • Visa, flight and travel insurance
  • Needs not mentioned as included
  • Unforeseen circumstances and force majeure

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Popular Spots

  • Independence Arch and Black Star Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
  • Tetteh Quarshie cocoa plantation
  • Shai Hills Reserve
  • Castle of Cape Coast
  • Adanwomase for chieftaincy
  • Mole National Park
  • Museum, the Binger House
  • Grand Bassam

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Memorable Moments .

Visit to Kakum National Park, Ghana

One of the most memorable moments of the tour was a visit to the Kakum National Park in Ghana. The park is known for its incredible canopy walk, which is the highlight of the park. The canopy walk is a suspension bridge that is elevated over 300 feet above the forest floor and provides stunning views of the surrounding forest and wildlife. The walk was thrilling and challenging, and the views were simply breathtaking. We also had the opportunity to see some exotic animals such as monkeys and birds.

Visit to Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

Another unforgettable moment was a visit to the Grand Bassam, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Ivory Coast. The town was once the colonial capital of Ivory Coast, and it is famous for its stunning colonial-style buildings, beaches, and traditional arts and crafts. We walked through the historic streets, admiring the well-preserved colonial architecture and stopping at the local markets to admire the traditional artwork. We also took a leisurely walk along the beach, enjoying the sun and sand, and sampling the local seafood. The entire experience was a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Trip Schedule .

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Upon arrival at Kotoka International airport, you will be greeted by our representatives who will provide you with airport assistance if needed. You will then be transferred to your hotel by coach. The transfer can take between 25-45 minutes, depending on traffic. After checking in, a buffet dinner will be provided at the hotel. Before the end of the day, we will have a brief meeting to discuss and finalize the itinerary for the following day.

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After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our « Accra city tour » to get a deeper understanding of our host country and what makes Accra one of the most fascinating cities in West Africa. Our tour will take us to the iconic Independence Arch and Black Star Square, the National Museum of history where we will have a guided tour, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, and various colonial relics scattered throughout the city, including the Post Office. We will also stop at unique casket-making shops, the picturesque fishing village of Jamestown with its lighthouse and forts, and have a buffet lunch at La Chaumière Restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the bustling Makola Market and end our tour at the Christ Mission Orphanage and Charity Home, which provides aid and support for orphaned children in the area.

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Accra – Tetteh Quarshie – Aburi – Accra Labadi Beach Hotel or Swiss Spirit and Suites Alisa Hotel

In the morning, we depart from the hotel and embark on a scenic drive eastward to the Tetteh Quarshie cocoa plantation, the first of its kind in Ghana. The 1.5 hour journey offers beautiful views of Accra and Aburi district. At the plantation, we will take a tour and learn about the history behind the introduction of cocoa seeds by Tetteh Quarshie from Equatorial Guinea. After this, we will head to the Lansdown Hotel for a buffet lunch, followed by a visit to the famous Aburi Botanical Garden. If time permits, we will also stop at a handicraft market on the way back to the hotel.

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Accra – Shai Hills – Akossombo – Accra Labadi Beach Hotel or Swiss Spirit and Suites Alisa Hotel

After breakfast, we will depart the hotel for Doryumu and the Shai Hills Reserve to explore the diverse wildlife of the area. The 1 hour drive to the reserve offers breathtaking views of the wide grasslands and an array of animals such as antelopes, bushbucks, and various avian species. After this, we will head to the Akosombo Dam, the second largest artificial lake in the world. We will enjoy a buffet lunch at the Volta Hotel and take a guided tour of the dam, learning about its role in the country’s power supply and the history behind its construction. On the way back to Accra, we may have a stop at Koforidua to visit a bead factory and learn about the Krobo people’s cultural identity.

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Accra – Cape Coast – Elmina Coconut Grove Beach Resort

We will depart early this morning for Elmina, making a stop at the historic Castle of Cape Coast and the West African Heritage Museum on the way. After a buffet lunch at the hotel, we will take an excursion into the Kakum National Park, known for its rope-style canopy bridges that offer a unique view of the forest. We may be able to spot monkeys and various bird species. Our outing ends with a visit to the Elmina Castle, the oldest European structure in Africa. Dinner will be served at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort.

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Elmina – Assin Manso – Palm Wine Tappers Hut – Kumasi Golden Tulip Hotel

We will depart early for Kumasi, with a stop enroute at Assin Manso to visit the site of « Donkor Nsuo, » a former slave river and the final transit point for slaves. We will also visit a memorial dedicated to two ancestors whose remains were returned from the USA and Jamaica and finally buried in this sacred place. The journey will take about 5 hours, and we will check into the Golden Tulip Hotel upon arrival.

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Kumasi – Ashanti Craft Villages Golden Tulip Hotel

Today, we will visit several nearby Ashanti villages, including Ahwiaa, known for woodcarving, Adanwomase for chieftaincy, traditional medicine, and forest shrines, Ntonso for Adinkra cloth, and Bonwire for Kente cloth. The tour will be followed by check out from Golden Tulip Hotel.

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Kumasi – Mole National Park

After breakfast in Kumasi, we will depart for Mole National Park, which we will reach after a 5-hour drive, with a stop at the Larabanga ancient mosque. In the afternoon, we will go for a game drive to explore the park, which is the largest in Ghana and home to around 600 elephants, as well as baboons, monkeys, monitor lizards, bushbucks, antelopes, and other wild animals living in their natural habitat. We will overnight at the Mole Motel.

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Kumasi – Mole National Park

This day will be filled with various activities, including morning and/or afternoon game drives, walking safaris and canoeing to Magnori village. The goal is to experience the best of Mole National Park and its diverse wildlife. Lunch and dinner will be taken at the Mole Motel.

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Bole, Chache, Bouna, and Bondoukou

We will leave the lodge early in the morning and drive south and eastward to Bole, where we will make exit formalities. Then, we will proceed to Chache, a small land border crossing towards Ivory Coast. After crossing the Black Volta River by ferry, we will arrive in Bouna and continue to Bondoukou where we will spend the night at the Thomson Hotel.

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Bondoukou – Abengourou Hotel Marhaba

Today we will depart from Bondoukou and head to Abengourou, located 200 km in the south-eastern part of the country. In the morning, we will visit some of Bondoukou’s landmarks such as El Hadj Kudu, the Museum, the Binger House, Samory Toure’s Residence, and the early Zanzan royal buildings. After this, we will leave Bondoukou and embark on a 3-hour drive to Abengourou, adjacent to the Ghanaian border. This route offers interesting highlights such as the Komian people and their wizard priest, the kingdom of Aniassue, where we may witness traditional dances, and a picturesque drive through rustic habitats and culture. We will overnight at the Marhaba Hotel in Abengourou.

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Abengourou – Yamoussoukro Hotel President

This morning we will leave Abengourou and embark on a 4-5 hour drive to Yamoussoukro, the light capital of Ivory Coast, known for its 35,000 permanently lit lighting points. We will take a city tour of the political capital and visit the impressive Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, the Grand Mosque, the presidential palace, and if time permits, we may stop at the Lac des Caimans before sundown. We will stay overnight at the Hotel President in Yamoussoukro.

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Yamoussoukro – Abidjan Sofitel Abidjan

In the morning, we will visit the Abokouamekro game reserve, located 1 hour away from the hotel. In the early afternoon, we will leave Yamoussoukro and embark on a 220 km, 4-hour drive to Abidjan. The rest of the day will be at leisure in the hotel. We will spend the night at the Sofitel Abidjan.

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Abidjan – Grand Bassam – Assinie Eholite Lodge

This morning, we will go on a city tour of Abidjan, a bustling port city with many interesting places to visit. Abidjan is a large city with a population of over 6 million inhabitants and is known for its demographic pressure and poor administration, leading to issues such as traffic jams, overcrowded markets, and hawkers. In the afternoon, we will leave Abidjan and head to Grand Bassam, a coastal town known for its colonial architecture, and check-in at the Eholite Lodge.

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Assinie – Abidjan – Return Flight

Today, we will spend the day relaxing at the lodge. We can also choose to go on an optional day trip to the Assinie Island National Park before heading to the Abidjan International Airport for the return flight home. The tour ends.

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Ivory Coast, at long last, look like a force to be reckoned with again

Ivory Coast's forward #22 Sebastien Haller (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 semi-final football match between Ivory Coast and Democratic Repuplic of Congo at Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan on February 7, 2024. (Photo by Sia KAMBOU / AFP)

The Alassane Ouattara Stadium is located in Ebimpe, a 50-minute drive north from the main area of Abidjan.

When you make the return journey late at night, you pass a bridge that crosses the Ebrie Lagoon, which is lit up in green, orange and white to represent the Ivory Coast’s flag. On Wednesday, it provided a serene and subdued scene compared to the madness that had taken place in Ebimpe a few hours before.

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Smoke from green and orange flares swirled up into the sky. Emerse Fae leapt around on the touchline, unable to contain his happiness. Sebastien Haller thumped his chest while home fans waved their hands up and down. Outside the ground, police sirens were blaring as they tried to safely control thousands of people partying.

It tells you everything that you need to know about this weird and wonderful tournament that, despite sacking their head coach Jean-Louis Gasset after the group stages and being on the brink of elimination multiple times, hosts Ivory Coast will face Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

They were humiliated 4-0 by Equatorial Guinea, only qualified for the round of 16 as one of the best third-placed sides and scored late equalisers against Senegal and Mali before producing dramatic victories. Somehow, it has taken them up until the semi-final to look competent and in control.

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This was the first time Ivory Coast played in Abidjan, the country’s economic capital, since they lost to Equatorial Guinea during the group stage, with their previous two matches taking place in Yamoussoukro and Bouake. It felt like a homecoming with the entire ground decked out in bright orange and white shirts, apart from a small cluster of DR Congo fans wearing blue. Two weeks ago, supporters were leaving the game early in disgust at their side’s performance and now they could not stop singing and dancing.

This team has been completely transformed and one of the big factors behind that is Simon Adingra and Haller are fully fit. Brighton & Hove Albion winger Adingra was recovering from a hamstring injury at the start of the tournament while Borussia Dortmund ’s Haller struggled with an ankle issue, and they both trained separately from their team-mates.

🇨🇮 I think Ivory Coast fans enjoyed that 😅 Less drama and less stressful than usual too! pic.twitter.com/wr3sN0jlPW — Jay Harris (@jaydmharris) February 7, 2024

Adingra made his first appearance as an 83rd-minute substitute during the defeat to Equatorial Guinea while Haller made his comeback against Senegal in the round of 16. Ivory Coast’s 1-0 victory over DR Congo on Wednesday was the first time they had both started a game at this year’s AFCON.

Adingra is unpredictable and pulls off clever skills that lift the crowd when things threaten to become too intense. In the 34th minute, he received the ball in his own half from a DR Congo corner and dribbled close to 30 metres up the pitch before winning a throw-in. There was a cheeky backheel flick for Haller along with a couple of nutmegs. Adingra is 22 and lacks the experience of Nicolas Pepe and Max Gradel, his competitors out wide, but he is playing for a better club in a better division — and that quality rose to the fore.

Match-winner Haller, meanwhile, has played for some top sides in Europe, including Ajax, Dortmund, West Ham United and Eintracht Frankfurt , compared to his deputy Jean-Philippe Krasso, who is contracted to Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade. The 29-year-old Haller is a physically dominant striker with good link-up play, which means he combines perfectly with Adingra for slick one-twos while Franck Kessie pushes high up the pitch to latch on to any second balls.

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Fae dropped Kessie for Jean Michael Seri in the last-16 clash against Senegal but the former AC Milan and Barcelona midfielder came off the bench to equalise and converted the winning penalty. He returned to the starting XI with a solid display in the 2-1 victory over Mali and took it up another level on Wednesday evening.

Inside the first 15 minutes, Kessie received the ball on the edge of his own box and ghosted past Gael Kakuta and Charles Pickel. The move ended with Ivory Coast winning a corner and it all stemmed from Kessie’s bravery under pressure.

There was a no-look pass that was flicked over a defender’s head, powerful shots with his left foot, and crunching tackles. He looked emboldened playing behind Adingra and Haller, effectively combining with them on multiple occasions, and in front of Seri. This was Ivory Coast’s best performance at this year’s AFCON because they finally had their most important players available.

Kessie is one of the senior figures within Ivory Coast’s squad and admitted that his team “looked at ourselves in the mirror” following their loss to Equatorial Guinea. “It affected us a lot,” the 27-year-old said. “We knew it would be difficult to progress. It was our failure but we were able to go through. We could not do worse. We were determined and committed to show (people) a different image.”

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Fae has a couple of big decisions to make for Sunday’s final against Nigeria.

Willy Boly started at centre-back against DR Congo but suffered discomfort in his thigh towards the end. Odilon Kossounou impressively handled Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Ismaila Sarr , but was sent off for making two clumsy tackles in the quarter-final against Mali. Can Kossounou be trusted to handle the occasion if Boly is not fit?

Captain Serge Aurier was unavailable for the semi-final and Wilfried Singo covered him at right-back. Singo was solid defensively and provided more of a threat on the overlap than Aurier. He whipped two perfect crosses into the box for Adingra and Haller, which they both headed wide. Fans had already started celebrating when Haller connected with the ball because they were so convinced he would score. A similar situation occurred in the second half when he chipped the ball over Lionel Mpasi but it bounced wide.

It will be a difficult challenge to beat Nigeria, who have only conceded twice in six games. However, Ivory Coast are a completely different side from the one that lost 1-0 to the same opponents in the group stages.

“Two weeks ago, with the defeat here against Equatorial Guinea, we were far from imagining we would qualify for another final,” Fae said. “I’m very happy. It’s like a dream for us.”

They are only one win away from making that dream a reality.

(Top photo: Sia Kambou/AFP)

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