Côte d'Ivoire Highlights
"Land of Hospitality"
Côte d'Ivoire has a warm and welcoming population, which is characterized by its imporant cultural diversity. Furthermore, adventure travelers should discover its starfish-studded sands beaches and palm-tree forests. National Parks have an interesting wildlife. Hikers have a great opportunity to hike through tropical forests in Man region.
Côte d'Ivoire is moving towards modernizing its lifestyle, without losing its culture and traditions.
Important cities: Abidjan, Bouaké, Korhogo, Grand-Bassam, Man, San Pédro, Yamoussoukro
Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 322,460 km2
Languages: French, 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken
Mobile Phone: Sims cards are available for any GSM mobile phone. The most important networks are Orange and MTN.
Country code: +225
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .ci
Time Zone: UTC
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: climate is tropical along the coast and semi-arid in the northern part. There're three seasons: the hot and wet season (June-October), the warm and dry season (November to March) and the hot and dry season (March-May).
When should you go: Côte d'Ivoire is best visited from November to May, when the dry season starts. It's also the case for its beaches.