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Cheap Flights to Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, or officially known as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is such a fascinating country to explore in West Africa. It was once the land of several kingdoms like the Gyaaman, Kong Empire, and Baoule. Other tribal kingdoms also widely resisted against the invasion of the French in mid-19th century. This pride in their culture maintained many of the ancient traditions, which show the unique identity of the people of Ivory Coast.  The country’s capital is Yamoussoukro.

What to see & do

Although not as rich in culture as in other cities of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), the capital Yamoussoukro offers a variety of attractions to marvel at. There is the Basilica, which is currently the tallest basilica in the world. One will be amazed at its breadth and design, which is a replica of St. Peter's Basilica. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1990, making it the principal place of worship in the area. From here, tourists can head to the sacred crocodiles, which are fed regularly. One can participate with this activity, which can be fascinating to experience. Those out to putter on the green can play off in the golfing center at the Hotel President.

Abidjan, the largest city in Ivory Coast, is also one of the places to visit due to its various landmarks. One will find here La Pyramide, which can be breathtaking even when seen from afar. Designed by Italian architect Olivieri, this statue makes a splendid backdrop with its remarkable shape that epitomizes its name. Tourists can also visit here the Musee National and find various artifacts that illustrate the country's rich past. From here, one can head to Parc du Blanco, located on the northwest edge of the city. It can make such a relaxing destination especially for hikers who can stretch their legs on the pleasant walking trails. Trees and a lake make nice spots here, which make up for the little amount of wildlife to be seen.

Another place to see in the country is Grand Bassam in the southeastern coast. Those going here can revel in the sight of the turbulent Atlantic Ocean. From here, one can check out the worn colonial buildings such as the Palais de Justice, which can make one feel an abandoned, gray atmosphere. The landmarks are fascinating in their history, however, as Grand Bassam used to be the French colonial capital before a yellow fever epidemic.

One can find interesting displays when entering the Musee National du Costume. Housing styles of different ethnic groups can be found here, which hark back to the old times. Those who love art can then move to the famous Nick Amon's art gallery, which feature his artworks with contemporary techniques. Horseback-riding can then be enjoyed at Augustin Edou's place, which can be enjoyable to do just along the coast to watch the sunset. Tourists looking for other options can then go on canoe trips to see more of the natural environment in the area.

How to get around Ivory Coast

Travelers going to Ivory Coast will have to bear with the slow transportation due to the roads that fell into disrepair and the frequent checkpoints. Buses can be reliable, though, as they live in fixed departure times. They are also more comfortable than minibuses and taxis, which can be a blessing for those in long journeys across the country.

How to get there

Those visiting Ivory Coast, or Côte d'Ivoire, can schedule connecting trips via Port Bouet Airport, also known as Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, in Abidjan. Airlines serving here include 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, EgyptAir, 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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