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, the park is home to many chimpanzees. 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. Guided tours are available.
However, most people visit Abidjan for its fabulous beach, Sassandra. With powder-soft sands lapped by glittering waters, it’s the absolute embodiment of a tropical paradise. If topping up your tan loses its appeal, there’s a quaint fishing village nearby, where you can see the locals going about their daily business.