What to see in Ivory Coast, where it is located, itinerary of the main places of interest including the Tai National Park, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace and the wonderful beaches of Sassandra.
The Ivory Coast is a state of West Africa, bordering Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.
The capital is Yamoussoukro, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is located, one of the largest churches in the world, consecrated by Pope John Paul II on 10 September 1990.
The name Ivory Coast derives from the many elephants hunted in the past centuries by colonizers from all over Europe.
Another important city on the Ivory Coast is Abidjan, the country's former capital and main commercial center, many government offices and foreign embassies have remained in this immense and populated city.
In the country there are various areas that offer the visitor a fascinating nature, such as the Tai National Park, one of the last untouched rainforest areas in West Africa, the Man region, also called the Region of the 18 mountains, known for its masks. characteristics of the villages and for the yacouba dancers who perform on stilts.
Near the city of Man are La Cascade, a waterfall that flows into a dense bamboo forest, Mount Tonkoui and Mount La Dent de Man, where you can go hiking, while in the vast Comoé National Park, crossed by the river of the same name , various species of animals coexist.
To the west of Abidjan is the city of Sassandra, located at the mouth of the homonymous river and characterized by splendid beaches.
Travel to this country is currently not recommended due to the serious political and institutional crisis in which it finds itself.