Côte d’Ivoire is wonderfully rich in culture and natural attractions. The national anthem describes the country as a land of hope, which is indicative of the positive attitude of its people. Always friendly and welcoming, the good nature of the Ivorians will be encountered wherever you go.
It’s really the modernity that sets Côte d’Ivoire apart from other West African nations. Abidjan is one of the most modern cities in West Africa, and its shimmering skyscrapers will astound.
Yamoussoukro, the tiny official capital in the centre of the country, is famous as being the bizarre home of the colossal Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, the largest Christian place of worship in the world! The north is decidedly less developed, and is a region where you can experience a more traditional way of life and more remote roads and villages set amongst the beautiful landscapes that dominate this part of the country.