Cheap flights from Ivory Coast
Flights from Ivory Coast
Côte d’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast, is a country located in West Africa. The nation's official name is the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, with Yamoussoukro as the de jure capital and the port city of Abidjan as the largest city. The tourism industry of Ivory Coast has undergone significant development since the early 1970s. Its main attractions are tourist villages, beaches, and safaris.
Where to go
Comoé National Park - Comoé National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the Ivoirian Zanzan Region in north-eastern Côte d’Ivoire. The area was inscribed due to the diversity of plant life around the Comoé River. The park also contains numerous waterfalls and natural rivers, and seasonal grasslands. Wildlife present in the national park includes migratory birds, all three extant species of African crocodiles, and hippopotamus.
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro is the largest church in the world, with an area of 30,000 square metres. The Roman Catholic minor basilica was built between 1985 and 1989 and cost 300 million USD. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on September 10, 1990.
Parc National de Taï - The 3,300 square-kilometre Taï National Park contains one of the last areas of primary rainforest in West Africa. There are five mammal species present in the national park on the red list of threatened species: leopards, chimpanzees, Jentink's duiker, olive colobus monkeys, and pygmy hippopotamus. In 1978, it was recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and on 1982 was listed as a Natural World Heritage Site.
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve - Another one of Ivory Coast's protected area inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is noted as a geographically unique area containing over 200 endemic species. The species present in the reserve include several types of duikers, big cats, chimpanzees, civets, and viviparous toads.
Saint Paul's Cathedral - Saint Paul's Cathedral is the second-largest church building in Africa. Designed by Italian architect Aldo Spirito, it lies over 14,625 square feet in Abidjan and was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on May 11, 1980. It serves as a motherchurch for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan.
There are direct short haul flights to several other cities in Africa, such as Dakar, Ouagadougou, Douala, Malabo, Nairobi, N'Djamena, Niamey, and Lagos. Kenya has plenty to offer, including the Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Park, Maasai Markets, Uhuru Gardens, and Nairobi Arboretum.
There are four direct long haul destinations from Ivory Coast that are popular amongst tourists: Brussels, Addis Ababa, Paris, and Istanbul. Brussels offers several interesting attractions, among them being the Musical Instrument Museum, with a collection of over 8,000 musical instruments; the miniature reproductions of European Union monuments at a scale of 1:25 displayed in Mini-Europe; and the modern fountain and statue Jeanneke Pis.
How to get out
The primary international airport serving Ivory Coast is Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, or Port Bouet Airport, located 16 kilometres southeast of Abidjan. The airport operates to several destinations, including Addis Ababa, Ouagadougou, Nairobi, Dakar, Malabo, Douala, Brussels, Lagos, Paris, N'Djamena, Niamey, Pointe-Noire, Accra, Brazzaville, Freetown, Istanbul Cotonou, Algiers, and many others. Airlines serving Port Bouet Airport include Turkish Airlines, South African Airways, Mauritania Airlines International, Ethiopian Airlines, ASKY Airlines, Air Burkina, and Brussels Airlines. Ivory Coast's national airline Air Côte d'Ivoire provides the most connections.
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