Often called the “jewel of West Africa,” Côte d’Ivoire is on the brink of reclaiming its past reputation for being the most exotic and sophisticated country in West Africa. With its largest city Abidjan offering an array of exciting things to do, ranging from side walk cafés to Marqui restaurants, Jazz clubs and festivals, national parks, museums and sea side resorts, this city is a favorite getaway for the west African jet setters. The country’s capital, Yamoussoukro, home of the amazing Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix, a modern version of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are in many ways sister countries. Both countries share a long border and many of their people share a common cultural background. The Akan people make up the largest ethnic group in both countries and legend has it that the Akan in Côte d’Ivoire migrated from Ghana. If you have a little less than two weeks to spend delving into the cultures of two unique West African countries, then this tour will be perfect for you. Come and enjoy the sightseeing commencing with the warm and friendly culture of 5 unique cities; Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast, and Elmina, before crossing the border to experience Abidjan and a few of the remarkable destinations that the recently revived Côte d’Ivoire has to offer. You will witness various historical and iconic landmarks in this Francophone country with visits to destinations such as Basilica of “Оur Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro,” the Côte d’Ivoire National Museum of Costume, and even have the opportunity to tour the colonial city of Grand-Bassam.