Cote D'Ivoire Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
    by Pete.Gibson

Cote D'Ivoire Local Customs

  • Stilt Dancer

    Stilt dancers are an amazing thing to see. They are young Dan men who train for many years in secrecy. Once they have become stilt dancers they can communicate with spirits which direct how the stilt dancers dance.

  • Large Muslim Population

    Despite having two huge cathedrals the main religion besides traditional religions is Islam. So practice the standard muslim courtesies like coverup your shoulders and knees for the ladies and so on.

  • The Senufo

    The Senufo are a traditional agricultural people of the northern savanna, renowned around the world for their woodcarving. Senufo masks, used in ritual forms of ancestor worship, are particularly prized by collectors. The Senufo are also widely celebrated for their music, which makes use of marimbas and tuned iron gongs in addition to an array of...

  • Culture The art of Côte...

    Culture The art of Côte d'Ivoire is among the best in West Africa and is distinct to each ethnic group. Three groups stand out - the Baoulé, the Dan (or Yacouba) and the Senoufo - all known for their wooden carvings. The most common Dan mask is that of a human face, slightly abstract but with realistic features. Another common Dan carving is that...

  • French and the African trade...

    French and the African trade languages are widely spoken. English is not heard very often; however, BEWARE of what you say. The African may not speak English, but he/she certainly understands it. It is not uncommon for arrests to occur when anything viewed as anti-Ivorian is spokenf - even in English.This picture is of my mother and I shopping...

  • The people are very friendly,...

    The people are very friendly, though if you are outside the main cities the people can be very curious. Don't be too surprised if children scream with fear when they see you. There is a lot of poverty in the Cote d'Ivoire and I visited a shanty town (a friend's family were living there). This was a mind-opening experience because though these...


Cote D'Ivoire Hotels

  • Hotel Ivoire Intercontinental

    "Hôtel Ivoire" in the upper class Cocody residential district west of Le Plateau is the best hotel...

  • Hotel Atlantique

    My preferred location in Bassam. Run by 'Bassman' & family, clean double bedrooms with small...

  • Hotel La Grace

    There was really nothing wrong with the hotel, one does not need luxury, just there's a bed,...

  • Hotel Tiama

    Just finished first of 2 weeks here, pleasantly surprised by quality of hotel generally. Room is...

  • African Queen Lodge

    Road D `Assinie Maffia, Assinie, Abidjan, KM3, Cote d'Ivoire

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Ibis Abidjan Marcory

    Blvd V Giscard D Estaing Bp 59 Abidjan 15 Ivory Co

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Residence Hoteliere Ivotel

    Plateau Abidjan, Angle rue Gourgas et avenue Terrasson de Fougères, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Sofitel Abidjan

    01 BP 2185, Abidjan, CI 3718

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Novotel Abidjan

    10 Ave Du General De Gaulle Abidjan 01 Ivory Coast

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

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