If you are looking to visit Africa, want a holidays away from the tourist resorts which is still relatively untouched with tourism and you would also like to do something beneficial we recommend the Ivory Coast. This country has had a turbulent past with political unrest, violence and devastating civil wars which have ravaged the nation, currently there are French troops and UN peacekeepers based around the country and so you will need to check latest safety information before departing. A lot of international flights arrive into Felix-Houphouet Boigny Airport and from here you can travel to other destinations in the country, we have authentic holidays, ideas for gap years and activities.
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This country is a year round destination but November to March are our top recommended time to book a trip as the weather is comfortable during this period. Usually it rains more during March to July, on the West Coast is tends to be cooler than inland. You will need to pack accordingly as it can be a warm sticky climate almost all year round.
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The Ivory Coast is definately a country to visit if you want an authentic experience, there are far less tourists in this region of Africa. There are several international travel companies who offer small group holidays which will take you to the best places in the Ivory Coast. We recommend going to climb to the top of Mount Tonkoui for amazing views, go waterskiing in Abidjan and seeing colonial buildings in Grand Bassam. You can also visit local markets in places like Yamoussoukro or enjoy live music and dance performances throughout the country.