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The Ivory Coast or Cote d'Ivoire once was a relative stable autocratic state, under the supervision of Felix Houphouet Boigny.
But when "Le Vieux" died, the country sank away in a whirlpool of ethnical twists.
One day all the people live in harmony and the other day, they start killing each other.
But after all I can assure you that traveling in the Ivory Coast is a magnificent experience.
Even if there're sometime some local problems.
By the way: The Ivory Coast harbors the last big remaining rainforests of West Africa.

And when you like African music, Abidjan is the place to be.
Everywhere in this Metropolis you'll hear music and people producing beats.
At the street markets you'll hear the ladies singing,BUT they can also sell you everything: cars, watches, radios, cosmetics, shoes, fruit and even bushmeat (viande de brousse), don't buy or eat it, they have enough other culinary specialties.

List of the major ethnics in the Ivory Coast.


When you're at the countryside you'll see that everything is much more relaxed, the people are helpful and polite. And the kids always looking for a white man to play with.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:excellent food, beer and musuc
  • Cons:bad roads and cars
  • Intro Updated Feb 4, 2007
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  • muguruki's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    I always travel alone, the only way! And anyway I think some of my frineds would not be brave enough to eat or drink in some of the bars I enter. Like you say "you won?t get sick" hot and spicey is always best.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    Hello, Ian! Thanks for your story about Cote D'Ivoire! ><><><><><><

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    The Hana River trip looks very adventurous :-)

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Wow, I have never come across your pages before. So much information on Africa, very exotic...

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Fascinating and informative tips about this exotic country! (At least it seems exotic to me.)

  • janiebaxter's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2011 at 7:56 AM

    Thanks for visiting my pages. Just returned from an amazing trip to Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. Still didn't manage to get to Ivory Coast yet!

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 9:28 AM

    thanks Ian, your tips are always looked for. no nonsense, just good info.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2006 at 9:03 AM

    What an adventure this must have been--nice pages!! I liked your warning about elephants...

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2005 at 9:40 PM

    Fantastic page and same great tips and advices you offer here!

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 3:03 PM

    Ivory Coast... Beautiful place and u've made a great page for it

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