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    Tourists Guide To Abidjan & General Information

    Abidjan is the economic Capital of the Ivory Coast, Cote d’Ivoire. The Capital City of Cote d’Ivoire is Yamoussoukro. Abidjan is the second most populated City in West Africa, after Lagos in Nigeria.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Abidjan

    Almost a quarter of the Ivory Coast population inhabits Abidjan, with a population of around 5 million. Abidjan is a port city with a large harbour. Abidjan is very unique and has been nicknamed the “Manhattan of the Tropics”.

    What You Need To Know About Abidjan

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Abidjan.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Abidjan?

    November to February are the best times to visit Abidjan, but can also be some of the warmest times of year.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Abidjan?

    You require a Visa to enter Abidjan, and any other part of the Ivory Coast.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Abidjan?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Abidjan will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with you. Insect Repellent is a good thing to pack as well.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Abidjan?

    When visiting Abidjan, or any other part of the Ivory Coast, you will need to make sure all your vaccinations are up to date and you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever.

    Transport & How To Get Around Abidjan?

    Port Bouet Airport is a large airport and caters for all the air traffic coming in and out of Abidjan. When in the City one can make use of the numerous taxis, trams and buses to get around, alternatively you can hire a car if you wish to explore Abidjan by yourself.

    Attractions and places to visit in Abidjan

    This Coastal and tropical city is the economic capital of the Ivory Coast and is highly populated. This magnificent city is considered the perfect city for business tourism. Abidjan is an absolute wonderful city to visit and will most certainly make for a well deserved vacation, with its active and developed city is sure to be the place to be in Africa.

    Where to go when visiting in Abidjan?

    The first place to definitely visit is the well-known palm and coconut tree beaches makes for the perfect tranquil and tropical setting for any visitor and will most certainly impress you every second spent tanning in the sun or walking the beaches getting sand between your toes and sights that are truly breathe taking.

    If the beaches don’t captivate you during the day then the incomparable vibrant nightlife of this beautiful city certainly will, as it boasts an impeccable nightlife and entertainment when the sun goes down. Numerous clubs, outdoor areas and go-go bars will be sure to keep you on your feet as you find yourself entertained all through the late hours of the night. Make sure to spend a night in the commune of Treichville as these streets are known, as the liveliest in the city so be sure to check what all the fuss is about and maybe find yourself truly intrigued and thoroughly entertained.

    Some interesting landmarks to visit like the Taî National Park in Abidjan with tropical forests are sure to be a sight worth seeing. Along with the Banco National Park and Iles Ehotilés National Park. Last to mention the magnificent Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve. This is a protected site and also a declared a world heritage site, so be sure not to miss this nature reserve as it will be certainly worth your time.

    How old is the city of Abidjan?

    The French colonists first settled in the city of Abidjan in 1898 and shortly after that in 1903 it received it’s town status.

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