Africa Travel and Life


“I was blown away by the beauty of the city. There’s so much to see and do. “
Leda Knowlden

Hello fellow travel enthusiasts! I’m Leda Renee, and I’m thrilled to share my exciting journey exploring the beautiful city of Abidjan in Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa. Upon arriving in Abidjan, I immediately fell in love with the city’s charm and hospitality. Even though French is the primary language, communication was surprisingly smooth with the help of translation tools and the willingness of the friendly locals to assist us. The warmth and hospitality of the people made every day an enjoyable experience. For my stay, I chose the Noom Hotel, a luxurious Five Star Hotel situated in Plateau, the heart of the city. The hotel not only offered breathtaking views from its infinity pool but also provided us with an unforgettable experience of being pampered by the staff. Now, let’s talk about the food! Cote D’Ivoire is renowned for its mouthwatering cuisines. I relished dishes like Attike and fish, and Alloco and chicken. However, I also appreciated the diverse culinary options available, from continental breakfasts to local delights and even international dishes like chicken quesadillas. A standout spot was The Bushman Café, which blended art and cuisine, creating an experience that tantalized both the mind and taste buds. Between savoring delectable dishes and relaxing by the pool with cocktails, I made sure to explore the city’s various activities. 

As a golf enthusiast, visiting the Ivoire Golf Club was a must. The club’s multifaceted resort offered more than just golf, with oversized pools, sports activities, restaurants, and the potential for concerts. It was a great place to unwind and enjoy a fantastic game. To bring back some memories, I visited a local arts and crafts market to pick up unique souvenirs. The vast array of meticulously crafted items, ranging from keychains to life-sized sculptures, left me spoiled for choice. I couldn’t resist taking home a stunning handmade African wall art piece in pink. But what truly stole the show was Abidjan’s vibrant nightlife. I thoroughly enjoyed the rooftop lounge at the Ivoire Trade Center for a relaxed pre-game vibe before heading to Bloom Bar, a lively club that truly comes alive around 2 am. The Ivoirians are known for their love of dancing, so the energy was infectious, and the party never stopped. Before I sign off, here are my top three tips for anyone planning a trip to Abidjan: Means of communication: Get yourself a local SIM card to save on communication costs, unless you have an excellent roaming plan. Method of transportation: If possible, rent a car to have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. Alternatively, there’s Uber and a local car service called Yango available. Choose the perfect hotel: Abidjan offers a plethora of accommodation options, so choose a place that best suits your preferences and needs. I had an unforgettable time in Abidjan, and I can’t wait to return soon. So, if you’re looking for a vibrant city with delicious food, friendly locals, and an exciting nightlife, Abidjan should be on the top of your travel list. Salut!

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