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    Fauna & Flora

    by Wafro Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    Go for the Tai rainforest and you'll see Chimps within a few steps.Tai National Park is situated in the western part of Cote d'Ivoire, close to the Liberian frontier. Classified as a protected area since 1926, the region was declared a National Park in 1972 by the Ivorian government. The game reserve "Reserve de Faune du N'Zo", bordering the National Park to the north, is under joint management with the Tai National Park. Today, both areas are still covered with evergreen rainforest.
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    My Favourite Beach

    by canuckmike Updated Aug 8, 2004

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    This is my favourite beach. Beautiful sand, beautiful water, beautiful rocks, beautiful forests just beautiful everything. I spen hours body surfing here and it was just amazing. I camped on the beach not too far away from a crocodile pond. I don't remember the exact location but it was just west of the town of Sassandra and the owner of the place was a Frenchman named Maxim.

    My Favourite Beach

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    Parc National de Tai

    by Wafro Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    Projet Autonome pour la Conservation
    du Parc National de Taï
    (P.A.C.P.N.T.)
    BP 693
    San Pedro
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Phone : (00225) 34 71 23 53
    Fax : (00225) 34 71 17 79
    E-Mail :info@parc-national-de-tai.org

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  • If you're traveling with...

    by Anterfr Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you're traveling with someone who know the area you must go visiit certain quartiers in Abobo. Though it is in the most populous area of the city of Abidjan it's absolutely inspiring to see how the people really live.

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    Activities Parc du Banco in...

    by evliyasems Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Activities
    Parc du Banco in Abidjan is a great place for walking. You can trek through virgin rainforest in Taï National Park, located in the south-western corner of the country. The hiking is good on tall Mt Tonkoui and steep La Dent de Man in the central-western Man region. The best coastal areas lie west of Abidjan. Grand-Lahou is one of the best spots in the country for surfing. There are also big waves further west at Plage Le Bivouac in Sassandra; the swimming is better at adjacent Poly-Plage. The country's best beaches for sun worshipping are in Grand-Béréby, a fishing village 340km (210mi) west of Abidjan near the Liberian border.


    Events
    One of Côte d'Ivoire's most famous festivals is the Fêtes des Masques (Festival of Masks), which takes place in villages in the Man region each February. Another important event is carnival in Bouaké each March. If you're here in April, don't miss the Fête du Dipri in Gomon. This festival starts around midnight, when women and children sneak out of their huts and, naked, carry out nocturnal rites to exorcise the village of evil spells. Before sunrise the chief appears, drums pound and villagers go into trances. The frenzy continues until late afternoon of the next day. The major Muslim holiday is Ramadan, a month (around December) when everyone fasts between sunup and sunset in accordance with the fourth pillar of Islam. Ramadan ends with a huge feast, Eid al-Fitr, where everyone prays together, visits friends, gives presents and stuffs themselves. National Day is 7 December.

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    Go visit a more primitive...

    by mytravels Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Go visit a more primitive village outside of the cities. I visited the Palaka tribal village, which is outside of Sefonakaha (close to the border of Mali). As an American, it was an 'eye opener' to realize that there are so many people maintaining their daily lives in the most primitive of ways.

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    Best of Africa

    by Khamlia Written Dec 27, 2014

    So it is the name of one resort or how I would name it. Reason to go there were that I wanted to stay there a couple of days and enjoy the sea and rain forest and so.
    Best of Africa was some kilometer after Sassandra in direction to Abidjan. Or more than some kilometer, first it was on paved road but then we turned of into the jungle on one piste there. Were driving and driving and Best of Africa was not visible yet. At finish we arrived there, but, it was closed, abandoned and a little destroyed also.
    So we could not stay there a couple of days but a couple of time in any case. It was really Best of Africa, one wonderful beach, wonderful jungle and it could be wonderful there to stay. Near was also one small village, but there we were not going and looking.
    We heard then later that probably just locals from the village not wanted have there some resort, they wished to be alone without tourists so they on some way saboteuered the place. Shame and pity. But understanding also.

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    Parc National D' Azagny

    by Khamlia Written Dec 27, 2014

    Near Grand-Lahou is this nice reserve park, unfortunately but without animals. Before there were elephants but escaped from hunter who were there trying to catch them. Anyway it was worth to visit this park and look at vegetation and many termites hint. Birds were there also to listen too, they sang very beautfiful.

    termites hint
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    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel

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    Chimpanzee

    by Khamlia Updated Dec 27, 2014

    Near Grand-Lahou you can find only one chimpanzee living on one island. Maybe so he cannot escape from there, I don't know. But he looked to have it a nice there, came look at us when we were taking a trip in one canoe. We had banana with us so he was happy for it, ate everyone including shell at finish. Then after eating ready he did one elegant Sortie and was going away.

    this black point is him LOL
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    Yes, this is a real termite...

    by mytravels Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Yes, this is a real termite hill. Whoever made the statement that things are bigger in Texas obviously hasn't been in Africa!!

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