Land of masks: art and tradition in Ivory Coast

Whatever social upheavals have befallen Ivorian society, its arts and crafts scene has always remained vital, fecund and significant.

Getting crafty: handicrafts from around the world

From delicate needlework to intricate woodcarving: these crafts from around the world will inspire your next project.

Food and drink in Ivory Coast

Food Few outside Ivory Coast are aware of her delectable cuisine, which fuses French fine dining with traditional African ingredients and techniques. More than…

Health and safety in Ivory Coast

Health Sensible preparation will go a long way to ensuring your trip to Ivory Coast goes smoothly. For first-time visitors to Africa in particular,…

Travel and visas in Ivory Coast

Visas You do not need a visa to visit Ivory Coast for up to 90 days if you are a citizen of Benin, Burkina…

When to visit Ivory Coast

It’s sensible to visit Ivory Coast between November and March, when the heat and humidity are a little lower and rainstorms are rarer. At…

Bouaké

Straddling a crucial crossroads in the heart of Ivory Coast, Bouaké sits 310km west of the Ghanaian border. Snuggled in the Vallée du Bandama,…

Korhogo

Sited at the foot of the gradually rising mountain sharing its name, Korhogo lies at the heart of Ivory Coast’s 40,000km². dry brush and grass…

Sassandra

At first sight, Sassandra appears to be a dull, oversized Ivory Coast fishing village on the estuary of the 650km-long Sassandra River, built on…

Taï National Park

In the time before illegal logging and slash-and-burn agriculture, gorgeous virgin forest occupied much of West Africa. The only significant expanse left of it…

The Dix-Huit Montagnes

Those travelling in Ivory Coast up from the low-lying, developed south will be pleasantly surprised by the west’s elevated terrain, chillier climes and eco-tourism…

Yamoussoukro

Outside of playing computer games, few of us will ever get the opportunity to construct an entire city according to our own personal tastes…

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast’s nature is as alluring as its culture, whether you want to sunbathe on the cream-hued beaches of Assinie, trek through the crimson…