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Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country in West Africa, particularly in the western sub-Saharan Africa, bordering Liberia and Guinea in the west, Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) in the south. Ivory Coast’s capital is Yamoussoukro, and its largest city is Abidjan. The country is known as the world’s largest exporter of cocoa beans.

What to see & do

When visiting Côte d'Ivoire, some of the main attractions that tourists must not miss include the Taï National Park, Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Comoé National Park, Treichville, Banco National Park, Îles Ehotilés National Park, and N'zo Partial Faunal Reserve, among others.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since the early 1980s, the Taï National Park or Parc National de Taï, covers an area of approximately 3,300 square kilometres or 1,275 square miles, and houses the largest tropical rainforest in West Africa. The park is home to the five red-listed threatened species of mammals, namely the pygmy hippopotamus, olive colobus monkeys, leopards, chimpanzees, and Jentink's duiker.

Another attraction within Ivory Coast is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, or Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro. The Roman Catholic minor basilica is located in Yamoussoukro, the country’s capital, and was constructed between the years 1985 and 1989, and then consecrated in 1990 by Pope John Paul II. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace covers an area of 30,000 square metres or approximately 323,000 square feet, and is around 160 metres or 520 feet high. With the basilica’s size, it is believed to have the capacity to accommodate a total of around 18,000 worshippers. Although not a cathedral, the basilica has been listed on the Guinness World Records as the largest church in the world, surpassing the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican or St. Peter’s Basilica.

How to get around within Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast can be explored via buses. The country’s inter-city travel is far more comfortable in comparison to travelling within the other neighbouring African countries. When within Ivory Coast, expect frequent military checkpoints during the trip. When within Abidjan, it is recommended to travel by driving since most of the roads within the city are in very good condition, with the drivers following road rules with utmost discipline and respect to other drivers. Taxis are also easy, go-to-options within Abidjan. Taxis are typically orange coloured and can be flagged down by the road side. It is recommended to settle and negotiate on the fare to avoid any complications after the ride.

How to get there

The airport that serves the Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire is Port Bouet Airport also known as Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The joint-usage public and military airport operates flights into and out of destinations that include Algiers, Bobo Dioulasso, Cotonou, Paris, Bangui, Ouagadougou, Brussels, Lagos, Malabo, Cairo, Accra, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Dakar, Bamako, Beirut, Casablanca, Cotonou, Johannesburg, Tunis, and Istanbul. Flying from these destinations would require going via Air Algérie, Air Burkina, Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, Arik Air, ASKY Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Camair-Co, Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines, Corsair International, Eagle Atlantic Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Mauritania Airlines International, Middle East Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Sénégal Airlines, South African Airways, Tunisair, and Turkish Airlines.

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