If you want your visit to Abidjan to encompass more than the city, it’s well worth heading to Comoé National Park. Made up of lush dense forests, occasionally scythed by bubbling streams. Known worldwide for its biodiversity, the park is home to a variety of animal species including African elephants, monkeys and the hippopotamus. It’s best to visit Comoé in the dry season, as you’ll see a wide variety of animals coming to drink from the impressive River Comoé.
Abidjan’s surrounding areas are also known for their fabulous beaches, such as Bassam Beach, just 30 minutes east of the city. If you have some more time, you may want to Assinie, a popular beach town just over an hour away from Abidjan.