Flights to the Ivory Coast: practical information
Cheap airlines to the Ivory Coast
Planning a trip to the remarkable Ivory Coast? This strikingly modern African nation will certainly impress. Start with cheap flights to the Ivory Coast’s main airport, Félix Houphouët Boigny (ABJ) in Abidjan. Emirates, Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines and others operate the route from London.
When to book flights to the Ivory Coast
The Ivory Coast has three seasons: warm/dry (November-March), hot/dry (March-May) and hot/wet (June-October). The warm and dry season is without a doubt the most pleasant for a holiday on the Ivory Coast. Book your flights at least 3-4 month in advance.
- Peak season: November to March.
- Low season: The wet season can lead to flooding.
Flights to the Ivory Coast take around 11 hours with a stopover from London.
Experience the Ivory Coast: what to see, what to do
The Ivory Coast, also known as the Côte d'Ivoire, is strikingly modern, especially the capital of Abidjan and while it’s a bit run down these days, the skyscrapers will impress. Coastal towns and national parks await on your Ivory Coast holiday.
Essentials in the Ivory Coast
Abidjan: Abidjan is the country’s biggest city, although it hasn’t been the capital since 1983 but it has always been the economic centre of the country. The Cocody Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art is a must-stop and the National Library.
Grand-Bassam: For French colonial charm, there’s no better place to visit with your Ivory Coast car hire than Grand-Bassam. It’s a great spot to visit if you want to visit the coast and need a break from the bustle of Abidjan.
Taï National Park: This national park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and also is home to the largest tropical rain forest in Western Africa. Five endangered species can be found there including the pygmy hippo, monkeys, leopards and chimpanzees.
Find more information on Tourism Cote d'Ivoire.
Accommodation in the Ivory Coast
There are plenty of hotels in the Ivory Coast but if you’re looking for Western-standard rooms then it’s best to stay in the familiar establishments like Novotel, among others.