Fun things to do in Cote D'Ivoire

  • Things to Do
    by Wafro
  • A great place to start your walk
    A great place to start your walk
    by flynboxes
  • Things to Do
    by flynboxes

Most Viewed Things to Do in Cote D'Ivoire

  • Wafro's Profile Photo

    EXTRA Snapshots ~~DJIROUTOU~~

    by Wafro Updated Feb 19, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tai National Park near Djiroutou is one of the last remaining areas of virgin rainforest in West Africa.
    You'll see trees up to 50m high, with massive trunks and huge supporting roots.
    Walking through a primary forest is a unique experience: the towering trees, hanging lianas, swift streams and resident wildlife combine to create a peaceful and, dare we say it, enchanting environment.
    Researchers have spent decades studying the park's chimpanzees - who, they've found, have imaginative ways of hunting for monkeys.

    Click the link and you'll find them
    Djiroutou

    Was this review helpful?

  • Wafro's Profile Photo

    Climbing "Mount Nienokoue"

    by Wafro Updated Feb 19, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You don't have to be a skilled climber to reach the 396 meters high top of "Mount Nienokoue".
    You'll only need a good physical condition to walk the rough terrain in front of the mountain.
    Mount Nienokoue is located in the Southern part of Tai National Park, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1982.
    When you're lucky you'll come across a lot of different forest animals.
    Such as: Bongos, Chimpanzees, Forest Buffalos, Snakes, Duikers and I even saw footprints of forest elephants.
    When you're on top of the mountain you'll see a sea of green.
    So take your time and enjoy the magnificent views.
    This is one of the largest unspoiled areas of rainforest remaining in West Africa.
    You can make all arrangements at the main office in San Pedro.

    nienekoue view
    Related to:
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • Wafro's Profile Photo

    San Pedro harbour

    by Wafro Updated Feb 19, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    San Pedro harbour is the second largest harbour in the Ivory Coast and located in the South-West of the Ivory Coast.
    When you're walking from the city centre to the Tai National Park Headquarters you'll come across the 2000 ha. big harbour area.
    Here they ship containers, cacao, coffee and timber.
    They also have a fishing harbour and you should ask the permition to visit the area.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Wafro's Profile Photo

    EXTRA Snapshots ~~ABIDJAN~~

    by Wafro Updated Feb 19, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Abidjan is the capital of the Ivory Coast, this cosmopolitan has got more than 3.5 million inhabitants from all over the world.
    Abidjan can be split up in several districts:
    Cocody
    Les Deux Plateaux
    Adjame
    Le Plateau
    Marcory
    Treichville
    Riviera
    Port
    Zone 4
    The Ebrie lagoon is spread all around the different districts and sometimes you'll have to pass a bridge to reach them.
    Abidjan is a relative safe city, but when you're walking around at night??.....
    YOU BETTER WATCH OUT!!!

    Click the like and you'll find them
    Abidjan

    Was this review helpful?

  • Wafro's Profile Photo

    EXTRA Snapshots ~~GRAND BASSAM~~

    by Wafro Updated Feb 19, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Grand Bassam is now just a nostalgic relic of its heyday as capital of the French colony.
    Grand Bassam is located 45km east of Abidjan and is cut in two by a lagoon.
    The narrow strip of land on the sea side, is called Ancien Bassam and the area on the mainland is called Nouveau Bassam.
    In Grand Bassam you can find a lot of old colonial buildings most of them are run-down and decrepit but some of the finer buildings have been maintained as tourist attractions.

    Click the link and you'll find them.
    Grand Bassam

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo

    Basilique De Notre Dame De La Paix

    by canuckmike Written Jul 13, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I still remember arriving into Yamoussoukro and the all of a sudden there is this mammoth structure. This is what US$300,000,000 will get you. At the papal's request the cupploa is a bit lower than St. Peter's dome. Marble imported from various European nations. It will take about 2 hours to tour it. Apparantly it was given as a gift to the Vatican so you might be on Vatican soil and not Cote d'Ivoire.

    Big Church

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo

    La Cite des 18 Montagnes

    by canuckmike Written Jul 12, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I was told that the city of Man was also known as 'la cite des 18 montagnes' (city of 18 mountains) which is certainly true. Who ever decided to have a city at this location knows what he/she is doing, it is a truly photogenic area. It's an excellent place to stroll around and look at all the mask shops that are well stocked. It is also a good base to explore the nearby villages from.

    Man

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo

    Tribal Villages

    by canuckmike Written Jul 12, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There are plenty of tribal villages around the area of Man. They are used to tourists so it is usually no problem getting let in. It will cost you a little bit of money but that's no big deal. You will also have someone cook you a meal as well. I'm pretty sure you can have someone hook you up in Man on a tour as well.

    Village around Man

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo

    La Cascade

    by canuckmike Written Jul 13, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A nice looking waterfall that is a good place to rest for a bit. I was there in the dry season so the falls weren't as impressive as they are during the rainy season but it still has a nice rock formation. It's in a nice forest and you can climb to the top for some nice views. You can also wade around the pool at the base of the waterfall too.

    La Cascade

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo

    Stained Glass Windows

    by canuckmike Written Jul 13, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix has some 7400 sq metres of it featuring around 5000 different colours. The black guy next to Jesus is the former president and the man responsible of this church. The guy on the left second from the bottom is the architect of the church.

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo

    An Odd Capital

    by canuckmike Written Jul 13, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Yamoussoukro became the capital of Cote d'Ivoire in 1983 because one man decided this. Felix Houphouet-Boigny is the one who led Cote d'Ivoire to independence and became the country's first president. He was born around here and thus decided to make it the capital. It is strange to see a city developed for what seems like millions of people but have only around 100, 000 inhabitants. One unusual sight is to see a six lane highway with only one or two cars go down in the day.

    Yamoussoukro

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo

    Rope Bridge

    by canuckmike Written Jul 13, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Not exactly a "must see activity" but it is on here because it is right next to la cascade. There is supposed to be a special reason to cross the rope bridge but I cannot think of it. Actually it was kinda of dangerous because some ropes were snapping as I was crossing it. I don't know if it is still there but it is worth crossing if it is in good condition and you are at la cascade.

    Vine/Rope Bridge

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Comoë National Park

    by sachara Updated Jul 14, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Comoë National Park is in the north-east corner of Cote D'Ivoire. This park is the largest game park in West Africa. In the park you can see savannah, grassland and forest.
    One of the most popular tracks -from Kafolo in the north-west alongside the Comoë River to the south- takes a full day till 10 hours.

    We had the intention to take this track, but because the track was to narrow for the wheels of our truck we did'nt make it.

    The only animal we saw in the north-west was a snake.

    Python
    Related to:
    • Safari
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Boundiali, market

    by sachara Updated Apr 17, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    In the north of Cote d' Ivoire is Boundiali, a Senoufo town in the heart of the country's cottonbelt.
    In Boundiali is a colourfull market.
    I did enjoy walking around on this market, like I do at every African market.

    Boundiali market

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Kafolo, village

    by sachara Updated Apr 17, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    After a walk of 3,5 hours to the north gate of the Comoë Park we had to wait 2,5 hours.
    We were happy to meet at the gate a man with a moto-cycle, who could go to Kafolo to find a pick-up for us.
    He succeeded and after an one-hour ride with that pickup, we were joyful to see the houses and huts of Kafolo again.....

    Kafolo, village

    Was this review helpful?

Cote D'Ivoire Hotels

Top Cote D'Ivoire Hotels

Abidjan Hotels
76 Reviews - 129 Photos
Abobo Baoule Hotels
See nearby hotels
Cocody Hotels
See nearby hotels
San-Pedro Hotels
2 Reviews - 5 Photos
Koumassi Hotels
See nearby hotels
Grand-Bassam Hotels
15 Reviews - 35 Photos

Instant Answers: Cote D'Ivoire

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

108 travelers online now

Comments

Cote D'Ivoire Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Cote D'Ivoire things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Cote D'Ivoire sightseeing.
Map of Cote D'Ivoire

Popular Regions in Cote D'Ivoire

Departement d' Abidjan Things to Do 

More Regions in Cote D'Ivoire