Cote d’Ivoire Travel Guides

The whole time I travelled through the northern section of West Africa I had my eyes on Cote d’Ivoire.  I wasn’t fixated on Cote d’Ivoire because of any one great attraction, or really anything travel related.  I was looking forward to it because an arrival in this slightly more developed West African nation meant a bit of a reprieve from bumpy roads, slow internet, and poor infrastructure.  Arriving in Cote d’Ivoire I certainly did find that reprieve.  However, I also found a country teeming with tourism opportunities.  The recent war has brought tourism in Cote d’Ivoire to its knees in many ways.  However, it seems like with just a little bit of luck and maybe some good press things good explode in a positive way once again.

Highlights: Grand Bassam, Man, and Yamoussoukro Basilica
Daily Backpacker’s Budget: 45USD a Day
Visa Process and Cost: Must be bought in advance.  Most people given 3 months multi-entry for around $100
Currency: CFA = about 500 to 1USD
Electricity: European.  Be prepared for surges, it’s not always consistant.
Cell Phones: Coverage is good.  Best service provided by Orange and MTN


Destination Guides

General Travel Information

  • General Travel Advice for Cote d’Ivoire (coming soon)
  • Getting a Visa for Liberia in Monrovia (coming soon)
  • Travel Budget for Cote d’Ivoire
  • Crossing the Border from Guinea to Cote d’Ivoire (coming soon)
  • Getting a Visa for Mali in Abidjan (coming soon)

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