Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

Abidjan Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Willy Stephane Awaho

An attractive African city

Abidjan is a city of 4 million people in Ivory Coast
You won't find many other cities with such good nightlife as Abidjan anywhere in the vicinity
Shopping, museums, cathedral

Let's just speak out what we are all really thinking: that city looks nice, for an African city. Depending on how you interpret that thought (which wasn't really supposed to be printed in black and white, but whatever, we did it anyway), it could come off as either condescending or a compliment. Rest assured though that we mean the latter here.

Abidjan is the capital of Ivory Coast, located at the Atlantic Ocean coast, about 700-800km to the south of there were the African scenery turns from the desperately arid into the lushly green. It has a population of 4 million and although it saw political turbulence from the 1990s onwards, nowadays it is considered relatively safe territory again (writing as of mid 2014). Of course, you should seek out travel advice before heading over, especially if you intend to make your way out of the city.

In terms of things to do here, the nightlife and enormous African market of Treichville, as well as a good national museum and a cathedral are some of the key attractions. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Abidjan is a city in Ivory Coast. It has a population of 4,476,397, is situated at an altitude of 43ft and the best airport to fly into is ABJ (Felix Houphouet Boigny, Abidjan)
  • The currency used in Ivory Coast is the West African CFA franc (XOF)

Abidjan Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
88 88 88 88 86 84 81 81 82 84 88 86

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0.6 1.9 4.2 5.6 11.6 25.7 8.1 1.5 3.2 5.4 5.6 3

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