Ivory Coast Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 32%, the Ivory Coast immediately brings to mind the days of Colonial rule where the market for exotic goods - including ivory from the interior - fueled man's greed. This insatiable thirst for wealth ultimately drove one of the continent's greatest transformations from overwhelmingly poor to arguably the most modern, stable country in all of West Africa. Unfortunately, the boom times ended (as they always seem to) and now the country is in the process of picking up the pieces. So where does that leave the average PlanetHopper!? Put simply, it provides a place where international visitors are viewed more as a link to the prosperity of the past than as a target of the tourist dollar. This sentiment is particularly strong by taking part in traditional events such as the Gbofe of Afounkaha, where you can literally feel how much the locals want you to embrace their culture of music and dance. This feeling even extends to the relatively common activity of visiting a game park such as the Mount Nimba Strict National Reserve, where local guides will do everything they can to make sure that you catch sight of every one of the Big 5. In short, when you visit the Ivory Coast, you are bound to feel welcome.
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Get up close and personal with our closest relatives - the Chimpanzee - at the Mount Nimba Strict National Reserve, which extends into both the Ivory Coast and Guinea. Guides will take you on a variety of tours through the fores....
|Coordinates:||8 00 N, 5 00 W|
|Currency:||Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)|
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- Location: Ivory Coast