Let's go to the discovery of Sassandra in its deep

08 days and 07 nights to the discovery of Abidjan and Sassandra

Les belles plages
Les belles plages

This tour shall be pleasing to lovers of ecotourism and promoters of sustainable tourism, because it leads us to the discovery of the Sassandra River with its mangroves. It is one of the best ecotourism sites in Côte d’Ivoire. Sassandra is the headquarter of the Gbôké Region. The Gbôké Region, together with the regions of Nawa and San Padro made up the District of Bas Sassandra.

With a population of 261 616 habitants (2014), the District of Bas Sassandra covers a superficies of 12 790 km². It is one of the richest districts of the country thanks to the port of San Pedro, which is the second of Côte d ‘Ivoire after that of Abidjan. The region is endowed with several competing beaches in which ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices are respected.

The preservation and valorization of the natural et social resources is the primary objective of tourism actors and the local populations. Sustainable tourism promotion in Côte d’Ivoire and in Sassandra in particular permits the riverside populations who are mainly fishermen to come in direct contact with international visitors, creating jobs and business opportunities and at the same time preserving the mangrove forest and fishing resources (environment). You shall also have the opportunity of carrying out fishing for sports on the Sassandra River, go for the conquest of hippopotamus, and manatees in mangrove forests.

Day 1 : Hexagon – Abidjan

Air Ivoire
– Arrival of visitors and welcome at the Felix Houphouët Boigny Airport of Abidjan by our agents,
– Transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Abidjan - Sassandra – Wild beach

Plages de la Côte d'Ivoire
– Early morning departure by road from Abidjan to Sassandra (271 km and 6h 30 minutes en route),
– Several savoring and technical stopovers shall be observed on the way,
– Arrival at Sassandra, continuation towards the wild beach, mounting of camping equipment along the beach and lunch,
– Discover the mangrove of the site,
– Return to the camp, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: The Sassandra wild beach

Les mangroves
– Wake up, breakfast and departure take off via pirogue for fishing using the hook in the Sassandra River,
Or – Wake up, breakfast and take off via pirogue for submarine hunting in the wild beach of Sassandra,
– Bathe, return to camp, lunch, and relaxation,
– Evening outing with pirogue for fishing with a hook on the Sassandra River and sun marine hunting, – Return, bathe, dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 4 : Fauna and flora of Sassandra

Mare aux Hippopotammes
– Wake up, breakfast and departure via canoe for the City of Sassandra (1h 30mins of navigation) towards the direction of the rising sun for training in fishing right up to the mouth of the Sassandra River,
– Take the upstream of the river and its meanders for the research of hippopotamus or manatees in the mangrove (on choice depending on the season), – Pic-nick,
– Return to the camp in the afternoon,
– Dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 5: Fishing & relaxation at the wild beach of Sassandra

Plage de la Côte d'Ivoire
– Early morning wake, breakfast and departure via boat for hook fishing or submarine hunting,
– Bathe, return to camp and lunch,
– Evening relaxation and bathe,
– Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 6: History & Culture of the City of Sassandra

Le marché de Gros
– Breakfast and excursion via road with a 4×4 vehicle for the discovery of the wild beaches of Sassandra,
– Continuation towards the City of Sassandra, arrival and installation at a hotel and lunch,
– Visit of the city, its market and fishing port,
– Stroll along the Weygand Bridge,
– Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7 : Sassandra – Abidjan

– Wake up, breakfast and take off for Abidjan,
– Stopover on the way in a village that is specialized in the manufacture of attiéké « of cassava rhizome with balls of attiéké »,
– Lunch at Dabou and continuation to Abidjan,
– Arrival at Abidjan in the late afternoon, transfer and installation in hotel, dinner, and overnight.

Day 8: Abidjan – Hexagon

Zoo d'Abidjan
– Breakfast and visit of the National Zoo of Abidjan, created in 1972 as a private property before its transformation to a State property the same year placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests. It is an appropriate place to reconnect with wildlife. A visit shall permit to generate necessary resources for the survival and amelioration of the living conditions of the animals in the Zoo. – Return to the hotel in the afternoon, lunch trip evaluation and transfer to the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport for flight to the hexagon.
– End of Circuit
Price: 1.570 € / pers. (6 pax)
Price: 1.770 € / pers. (4 pax)
Price: 2.200 € / pers. (2 pax)

This tour includes :

► Reception and escort by our agent

► Transport and professional driver

► Accommodation in a double room

► Full board meals.

► Entrance fees into the attractions.

► Toll fees.

►Guided tours of all the sites and attractions indicated in the program.

► Boats/Canoe rides

This tour does not include:

► International flight fees (Roundtrip)

► Costs related to travel formalities such as visa and immigration charges.

► Costs related to travel insurance

►Additional expenses of the tourist such as the purchase of souvenirs

► Alcoholic drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys

► Tips and gifts (freewill gestures)

Please specify : 

► The exact dates of visit (date of arrival and date of return)

► Flights and airports of arrival

► Group or tourist’s interests to permit tailored modifications of the tour.

► Names and information of visitors for bookings.

► Food exigencies; diabetes, vegetarian etc.

NB : This program can be modified by demand to suit the expectations of the tourist(s)