Safari destination and travel to the land of Ivory Coast

December 02, 2011
Facts About Ivory Coast

Where in the world would you meet a blend of culture and animals at the same time giving man a destination and a variety of choices over the flora and fauna as compared to Ivory Coast or the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire: Taï National Park? While animals of all sizes birds and reptiles found in Ivory cost come with their own charm, Ivory cost animal safaris are just some of the best African animal destination one can ever get while out there. It’s not just the sheer number of animals and birds, the abundance of wild life in the rainforest is just one destination which an animal safari lover will always make use of the diversity and biodiversity of the moment.

Located in the eastern part of the continent of Africa with a area of 322, 462 square kilometers and has a population of 21,058,798 this Africa country is just a destination for any one, being a former French colony with French speaking nationals who flock Ivory not only as a destination which they find to be charming and culture and its cool rainforest, infarct, ivory coast has as many animal variety and other species of animals which are not found elsewhere in the world.

While may of the animals have become extinct in Ivory Coast, there is still plenty of wild life and wild animals which to watch and come out with good wildlife videos and the best moments on an African safari you can ever think of. The big cats and mostly the leopard is just one of the greatest animals found in the Ivory Coast animal safari destination. Elephants, the pygmy African elephants are just other animals which would make you want to travel to Ivory Coast to see these rare and beautiful wild animals. Zebras are also some of the beautiful wild animal sand attractions for Ivory Coast Taï National Park.

With a blend of nature, where there is a zebra you re sure to see and antelope as well. For those who love water, great animals big and small are always lingering around these beautiful waters of Ivory Coast, the pygmy hippo is famous and is a animal mostly found in Ivory coast. Not as great or big like the East African hippopotamus which can topple a canoe, these beautiful Ivory Coast hippos are just as good to see and make good photographic moments too good to remember.  The African dwarf crocodile and the slender snouted crocodile are just some of the most dangerous crocodiles and animals found in Ivory Coast the West Africa at Taï National Park

The Black-and-white Colobus monkey, Ursine Colobus monkey, Green colobus monkey, where in the world would you find as may monkey species other than Ivory Coast, monkeys of all colors monkeys of different species are just some of the fascinating sites to all monkey lovers in the world. Monkey videos and monkey documentaries taken in this once land of ivory are just a must for somebody to see while traveling to Ivory Coast. In fact Ivory Coast animal safaris and animal destination has as many varieties and species of monkeys such as the Sooty Mangabey monkey, the Dwarf Galago monkey,  Bosman’s potto monkey, Western Red Colobus monkey, Diana Monkey, Campbell's Mona Monkey, Lesser Spot-nosed Monkey  and the Greater Spot-nosed Monkey numbering almost 11 species of primates found at Ivory coast Taï National Park. The destination one would ever want to be in the monkey world and monkey destination as well. If you are a person of chimps, the African chimpanzee is one of the finest animal safari destination attractions in Ivory Coast -Taï National Park. These beautiful dangerous animals of Ivory Coast are just a must see when someone is on a tour or travel in this land of gold or Ivory Coast.

It’s not just the animals found in Ivory Coast, for those who love sun sand where else you find a blend of some of the most endangered turtles in the world? Ivory Coast is also home to the great endangered turtles is a destination for all those scuba divers and see these great turtles of Ivory Coast. The Hawksbill turtle, the Leatherback Turtle and the Green turtle are some of the endangered animals which you will find in their own natural habitat while you are in this west coast African destination.

As far as information about Ivory coast is concerned, ivory coast was a French colony in 1893. When the brave men and women decided that it was time to rule themselves and when the scramble For Africa was coming to an end, Ivory coast became independence on 7 August, 1960.  It was only  until 1993 when this Gold Coast county was ruled by Félix Houphouët-Boigny only to be removed undemocratically by a  coup and a civil war in 1999 and ended  in 2000. The people who were fighting restored peace and the rebels came to terms with the government which brought peace to this one beautiful land of the West African coast.

 This beautiful country and an animal safari destination for all, Ivory Coast or the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire is ruled by a powerful executive head in the form of its President.

Interesting And Fun Facts About Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast or Cote d'Ivoire is located in Western Africa, between Ghana and Liberia and bordering the North Atlantic Ocean.
Ivory Coast, in terms of geographical area occupied, is just a little bigger than New Mexico.
The country’s neighbors comprise Mali, Ghana, Liberia, Burkina Faso, and Guinea.
Ivory Coast experiences three main seasons, warm and dry weather from November to March, hot and dry from March to May, and hot and wet from June to October.
The African country of Ivory Coast was the first black Republic and first non-English speaking country to win an Academy Award. The Oscar went to the country’s film ‘Black and White in Color’ when it won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.
Ivory Coast was known as Ivory Coast only until October 1985. The country is now officially known as ‘The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire’.
French is the official language of ‘The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire’. Apart from French, Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin and Cebaara Senufo make up for the vernacular languages of the African country.
Did you know that Ivory Coast is a member country of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)? The country gained it membership in the 1960s and since then has been sending athletes to take part in the prestigious Games tournament.
 Ivory Coast first took part in the Miss Universe pageant in July 1986, in Panama City when the country was represented by Marie Francoise Koume.
Ivory Coast is home to more than 60 ethnic groups, but comparatively has still been a very peaceful country. That goes to say a lot, doesn’t it?
Football or soccer is extremely popular in this African country. Chelsea’s Didier Yves Drogba Tebily is the Ivory Coast’s most popular soccer star.
Yamoussoukro is Cote d'Ivoire's capital; however, Abidjan, the country’s ex-capital is its largest city.
More than 70% of the nation’s population depends on the success of its agriculture and tourism industries.
Ivory Coast is one amongst the top Cocoa producing countries of the world. In recent times, palm oil and bananas too have managed to graduate into important revenue earning crops.
Ivory Coast, at present, is headed by President Laurent Gbagbo and Prime Minister Guillaume Soro.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    What an elephant. Do elephants really know how to swim?

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