Day Trips in AbidjanEdit This
The pristine surrounding regions of Abidjan offers several opportunities for fascinating day trips. The Abidjan Day Trip guide offers visitors information on the best day trip ideas around the culturally endowed Ivory Coast Capital.
Sampling a Monarchical Legacy
Visit the Indegie Kingdom and its Capital Abengorou, which is the official residence of the King. The land boasts of a rich monarchical heritage and gives visitors a firsthand chance to encounter the often fabled exotic African royal life. The place is filled with monuments, palaces and other architectural traces of a grand kingdom where monarchy still prevails over other contemporary forms of ruling. A great chance to witness the King’s famed hospitality, the mystical witch doctor’s village and quirky ceremonies of the region.
Visit the Grand Bassam, the foremost capital of Cote d’Ivoire and a throbbing seaside resort with quaint trading houses and charming old by lanes and town quarters. The Museum of Costumes is worth seeing for an array of vintage garbs along with the Ceramics Center, for the most exquisite pieces of porcelain. Other good visits are the Craft Center and the awesome Souvenir Market, where visitors can pick up brilliant keepsakes at throwaway prices. Make sure you bargain with the merchants as they quote a figure of approximately 40% more for tourists.
Yamoussoukro is the capital and main administrative center of Cote d’Ivoire and nestles an ancient Baule Village on its outskirts along with the celebrated Basilica of Notre Dame De La Paix in the main town center. Take an extensive city tour and visit the sacred crocodile lake, several mosques that line up the cityscape of Yamoussoukro and the bustling markets that provide the perfect backdrop of an ethnic journey into the inroads of West Africa.
The Tiagba Village is a rare destination that is built completely on water stilts and the locals enjoy angling as a form of livelihood and recreation. Visitors must share a typical regional lunch with the locals to sample the robust village cuisine and lifestyle. The thatched houses and ancient places of worship along with rudimentary daily rituals are worth witnessing.
Abidjan is surrounded by several rustic cultural hubs and natural getaways that offer a stunning portrait of the tempting spirit of West African spirit.
Near Abidjan at Bondoukou are some old tombs decorated with fine terra-cotta sculpture.
It is an okay daytrip to make although you shouldn't expect too much.