tourism in cote d’ivoire


Ending of the battle brings economic recovery

After a civil war crossing 2010-2011 that prevented the market, Côte d’Ivoire is once again back in company with a substantial stream of FDI targeted at a broad variety of marketplaces. The government is pushing on particularly, and Côte d’Ivoire its economic capital Abidjan, to become a heart for the wider French-speaking area. As international resorts and more airlines enter the state, a broader variety of company infrastructure will become accessible and foster Abidjan’s attractiveness as tourist destination.

Infrastructure developments fostered travel and tourism

In 2012-2013 new highways were introduced to foster domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, but also to meet the requirements of business and industrial needs. Abidjan is linked to Signrobo and farther, to Yamoussoukro, in the north of the state. Connections to neighbouring states are priority jobs for the authorities. Railways must be enhanced within the state.

Growing petroleum extraction sector to supply affordable costs for transport and to drive sea transport

As a result of foreign investments into the development of the petroleum industry, the authorities established in 2013 a modernisation project for the port regions that were vital. Because of this, this leads to increase of sea transport and keeps the inflation and costs on fuel for transport. One of the essential associates of the authorities are Lukoil, but also the global players, like Total, Pétroci, and Panatlantic, First Fuel and Taleveras.

Air Côte d’Ivoire demonstrates remarkable increase after two years in the marketplace

The national firm demonstrated promising results in two years of operations and managed to join the essential players out there. It supplied flights by the end of 2013 to 17 destinations. Air transportation remains the vital contributor to the development of tourism and travel in the state.

Journey lodging corrected in accordance with general tourism strategy

Company tourism is the primary kind of inbound tourism in Abidjan city, the economical capital of the state. But the government attempts to bring more leisure tourists and develops five star resorts for dynamic high class leisure tourists of traveling lodging alongside growth to distant regions and develop ecotourism. A job to build 30 bungalows called “relais Paillotes” making use of ecologically pure sources of energy and found nearby natural parks, is one example.!

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Things to discover in Cote D’ivoire


Be impressed by the capital, Yamoussoukro

Find the city’s dynamic marketplace, the mosque and the palace of the president, as well as the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix. Smaller than St Peter’ s in Rome, it includes a greater place of stained glass than the absolute area of stained glass in France. Yamoussoukro was the birthplace of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. The cathedral was paid for completely out of his own pocket.

Getaway to the shore

About 100km (60 miles) east of Abidjan is the beach resort of Assouinde. Also not far from the city is Grand Bassam, whose sandy shores make the area a favourite weekend getaway for the inhabitants of Abidjan. Notice that in the surrounding coastal resorts and Abidjan, there’s a current that is dangerous deep and swimmers should stay near the coast.

Go Fishing

There’s great coastal and river fishing in Côte d’Ivoire. Reddish carp, mullet, barracuda and sole all can be captured from the coasts of the lagoons. Sea excursions can be organised through travel agencies to get bonito, swordfish and marlin. Teachers and Boats are obtainable in Abidjan, where sailing and waterskiing are also accessible.

Marvel at the glowing lights of Abidjan

The former capital and largest city, Abidjan, comes as a nice surprise to many visitors. The glistening downtown is a place of towering skyscrapers and glowing lights, while the conventional Old Town, Treichville, is home to many pubs, restaurants and clubs, plus the colourful central market. That is the National Museum featuring historic artefacts, in addition to an excellent museum, the Ifon Museum, ivory and statues.

See African wildlife

The oldest and biggest national park in Côte d’Ivoire is Comoë National Park, in the northeast, where lions , waterbucks, hippos and other creatures can be seen frolicking in their natural habitat. The Abokouamekro Game Reserve is among the more accessible parks, about an hour outside Yamoussoukro and is another excellent place for wildlife viewing. Most national parks in Côte d’Ivoire are mostly for visitors without their own vehicles.!

Take a hike

The verdant hills encircling Guy, nicknamed the ‘City of 18 Mountains’, are a delight for hikers. In addition to harbouring some of the last remaining rainforest in Côte d’Ivoire, these towering ranges are also home to Mount Tonkoui, whose 1,223m (4,012feet) peak offers views over Liberia and Guinea. Guides are needed for longer

Tour the states

Take a trip around Côte d’Ivoire. Places worth seeing include Korhogo, the principal city in the north, which is famous for handicrafts and its woodcarving. The former capital of Bingerville, with its idyllic, lagoon-side setting, and the town of Bouaké famous for its crafts, are worth a visit.!

Walk to a waterfall

From Guy you can see La Cascade, a pretty waterfall that crashes into a bamboo woods, 5km (3 miles) from town. The falls are reached via a paved path, which offers a nice walk through the woods. Hikers can expect to get a warm welcome if they take a detour to the hamlets of Gouessesso and Biankouma.

See some stilt dancing

Dancers in Côte d’Ivoire perform unbelievable acrobatics on stilts as part of timehonoured ceremonial dances. Frequently performed at funerals, weddings or the coming of an important man, these rites are performed by kids as young as seven. Visits to stilt dancing performances can be organized from

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