Take a tour in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast: its national parks, its fauna, its flora, its beaches but also its culture are so many key points of the Ivory Coast identity. But it is without considering the gastronomic specialities contributing to the brightness of this country of western Africa.
The ivorian gastronomy
If the African continent abounds in delicious dishes, such as mafe chicken (chicken with peanut sauce), the yassa chicken, bobotie of the Cape or still Senegalese tieboudieune and ravitoto of Madagascar, Ivory Coast holds inescapable major dishes integrated to its culture.
Typical dishes : Kedjénou of guinea fowl, attiéké, dégué so many traditional Ivorian dishes and real delights for papillae.
Among Ivory Coast traditional dishes, the attieké, cooked with manioc, kedjenou of guinea fowl, braised spiny lobsters but also dégué, this typical dessert made of sour milk with millet grain. Without forgetting fruits like papaya, guava, pineapple, mango or soft banana. Or juices and cocktails, with ginger (gnamankoudji ), bissap, or passion fruits...
Discover the Ivory Coast
Beyond this various colourful gastronomy, full of flavours, Ivory Coast also shines with its symbolic cities. the capital Abidjan, also called " Paris of West Africa " thanks to a large number of French living there, counts districts and places not to be missed: Marcory, Adjamé or Treichville, Saint-Paul cathedral and the Park of Banco. A “must-see” in Abidjan: the biggest outdoor dry cleaners in Africa, where "fanicos" washing clothes in the river and drying them on rocks and grass will become an unforgettable show.
Smart sea resort of Ivory Coast located on a peninsula, also called “African Saint Tropez”, Assinie attracts tourists and the wealthy Abidjan in search of dolce vita in a paradisiac picture. A stay in this quiet Ivory Coast destination will revitalise you.
A bit further west, San Pedro is known as a fishermen's small village, becoming today a harbour city counting more than 6 000 inhabitants. It is another destination not to be missed when visiting the Ivory Coast. 18 miles away, close to forests with a luxuriant vegetation, Monosenile and Taky beaches are ideal to relax. The Dawa bay nearby is THE archetypal place for lovers where to enjoy seafood.
In the lakes region, 125 miles north of Abidjan, Yamoussoukro natural reserve of Abokouamékro, a few miles north, is populated with white rhinoceros, of kobs defassa, with buffaloes, wild guinea fowls and other animal species evolving in a 20 000 hectares preserved space.
Accommodation in the Ivory Coast
The offer of accommodations in Ivory Coast is widened enough to allow you to find what you are looking for. The online booking service MyHotelAfrica allows to choose accommodations at the best price, according to your expectations and needs.
Among top range hotels, we can suggest the 5-star hotel Tiama in Abidjan, with 138 rooms, a restaurant, bars, swimming pool, sports center with massage. The résidence Emeraude Abidjan Marcory 4/5 and 5/6 rooms suites.
Residence Emeraude : Located in Abidjan, this 5 star-hotel offers luxury suites to customers looking for excellence.
In Assinie, the Akwa Beach Assinie hotel offers 22 rooms among which six suites with, for some of them, view over the lagoon or the sea. Still in the 3 star-range, in Grand-Bassam, the hotel the Nouvelle Paillotte is a touristic reference for UNESCO.
In the center of Abidjan, the hotel 3* Ivotel offers all comfort in a friendly picture, and is the ideal place for work, relaxation or to invite close friends.
Among the multiple offers suggested by MyHotelAfrica.com, the 2 * hotel Golden is located in a secured district 10 minutes away from the airport. To Yamoussoukro, Le Rocher hotel will welcome you on a of 10 000 m2 place, with comfort services (meeting room, fitness gym, swimming pool…).
MyHotelAfrica website offers many more options and suggestions for a trip to the Ivory Coast that you can easily book on-line.
Hotel Golden : In a secured district, 10 minutes away from the airport, this hotel is ideal for business tourists or the tourists in transit.
A 300 mètres de la plage, l'Assinie Lodge est l'endroit idéal pour se reposer dans un cadre idyllique. Quant au groupe Enotel à San Pedro, il s'agit d'une entreprise comptant deux hôtels, le Enotel Cité et le Enotel Beach.
Et le site MyHotelAfrica compte encore de nombreux autres établissements réservables directement en ligne.