Beaches, Nature, Safari and discoveries in Ivory Coast

07 days and 06 nights to the discovery of Abidjan, Sassandra and Grand-Béréby

Ancien palais du gouverneur de Sassandra
Ancien palais du gouverneur de Sassandra

Ivory Coast has several ecotourism sites that will allow you to escape the stress of the busy urban life, to immerse yourself in a pure and elegant nature, to go for new scents in the virgin forest, to breathe some clean air in the rainforest, relax, take a canoe trip, hike, watch the animals and forget the worries of everyday life. Ivory Coast is one of the last treasures of African fauna with a breathtaking concentration of animals. We shall also go for the discovery of the Abidjan National Zoo, which was created in 1972 as a private property before its transformation into a State property lodged under the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Forests, in the same year. The zoo covers an area of 20 hectares and it has about 230 animals distributed into 48 species. It is a must-see attraction in Côte d’Ivoire, as a visit to the zoo will permit to generate resources necessary for the survival of animals.

The city of Sassandra, a seaside resort and historic city will also open its doors for us. A city tour will allow us to discover some must-see attractions such as: The Governor’s Palace, an ancient building full of history. It was prefabricated in France and delivered on April 18, 1893. The palace is seduced by its colonial architecture and offers a magical panoramic view to the luxurious beaches of Sassandra which compete in beauty among themselves, the craft port and the wharf of Sassandra.
Beautiful bays surrounded by rocks in the heart of a lush landscape where you will appreciate the beauty. We will then discover the Sassandra Wharf which was built in 1951 and which once favored trade between Côte d’Ivoire and other countries until the creation of the Vridi canal and the port of Abidjan. The conquest of hippopotamuses and canoe trips on the Sassandra River will not be left out. Excursions on the Nero River with the possibility of observing monkeys and many other animals in the Sassandra mangrove forest will also be in the rendezvous.

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

Ancien palais du gouverneur de Sassandra
– Breakfast and early morning departure by road from Abidjan to Sassandra (271 km),
– Arrival at Sassandra, installation at hotel and lunch,
– Historic city tour of Sassandra and discovery of the Governor’s palace (inaugurated on the 18 April 1893), an ancient edifice that is full of Ivory Coast and French. It is built on an escarpment and its geographical position offers it an excellent and beautiful panoramic view on some tourist sites such as the Sassandra bay, the Artisanal port, the Sassandra wharf as well as the ancient commercial counters of the colonial era, – Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Sassandra

Mare aux Hippopotammes
– Breakfast and early morning departure by pirogue for the conquest of hippopotamus on the Sassandra River,
– Bathe, return to camp, lunch and relaxation,
– Departure in the evening by pirogue for fishing with hooks on the Sassandra River as well as submarine hunting,
– Bathe, return, dinner and overnight in camping.

Day 4: Sassandra – Grand-Béréby

Le warf de Sassandra
– Breakfast and discovery of the Sassandra Wharf, constructed in 1951, which until date is one of the most visited attractions in Côte d’Ivoire. It is the fourth in the country and had once facilitated maritime exchange between Côte d’Ivoire and other countries, until the opening of the Vridi Canal and the Port of Abidjan,
– Take off from Sassandra for Grand Béréby,
– Arrival, installation at hotel and lunch,
– Beach relaxation, picnic at the shoreline and free night.

Day 5: Grand-Béréby

Parc national du Banco
– Breakfast and excursion by pirogue to the Néro River,
– Face to face with the monkeys of the forest and discover the Grand-Bereby Mangroves,
– Meet and greet the chief of Néro Mer village, hospitality gesture ceremony and visit of the seaside village,
– Take off for the wild beaches in the late evening, and picnic on the beach,
– Return to hotel, dinner and free night.

Day 6: Grand Béréby - Abidjan

Sports nautiques
– Breakfast and then starts of beach amusements and water sports right up to mid-day,
– Lunch and transfer to the San Pedro Airport for return to Abidjan via the Air Côte d’Ivoire internal flight. Flight Departure: 07:25pm/Flight Arrival: 08:20pm,
– Transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Abidjan – Hexagon

Zoo d'Abidjan
– Breakfast and visit of the National Zoo of Abidjan, created in 1972 as a private property before becoming a State property placed under the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forest in the same year. It is ideal place to reconnect with wildlife. A visit to the zoo will permit to generate necessary funds for the survival and amelioration of the living condition 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: 1.458 € / pers. (6 pax)
Price: 1.598 € / pers. (4 pax)
Price: 1.972 € / 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)