The richness of Ivory Coast is found in its paradoxes; in this geography of exceptional diversity, embodied to perfection by extraordinary fauna and flora. Just like the iconic elephant with its pristine tusks, Ivory Coast is one of those naturally majestic countries that captivate with both their environment and their culture.
Needless to say that with its abundance of primitive art and its impressive musical and artistic richness, the Ivory Coast is sure to enthrall the most curious of travelers. With its surprising contrasts, reflecting the entire country, Abidjan, the country's capital, definitely deserves its nickname of "Manhattan of the tropics". A confusing city, where powerful African folklore stands alongside ultra-modernity, as can be seen in its business district, the Plateau, or the avant-garde cathedral of Saint-Paul. Further north, the mystical region of Man awaits you with its dozens of green hills. In this land where ancestral animism meets Catholicism, this is a remarkable region both because of its traditional dance performances and its natural parks. Wild and rugged, the atmosphere of these places draws the visitor closer to their true spirit. With this in mind, a walk in the Gbêpleu gardens, with its legion of sacred monkeys, or a trip over the Cavally river, with its bridges made from creepers, will make your stay in Ivory Coast a trip to remember. This country will never leave anyone indifferent, whether you stay inland or prefer to laze around under a coconut tree ... With a bit of luck, you'll maybe witness the spectacle of a griot, this poet-sorcerer so full of verve, employed to sing the merits of a person in the street, as he plays his traditional instrument: The Kora.