Serving as the capital from 1933 until 1983, Abidjan is the biggest and most important city of Cote d’Ivoire. With a population of around 4,000,000 people, it is the second largest city in West Africa after Lagos and has historically been the economic power base of the region. Following the death of long term president-for-life Felix Houphouët Boigny in 1993, the fortunes for Abidjan changed a great deal and successive coup d’etats in Cote d’Ivoire caused a massive exodus of the foreigners living there. Today, despite the current political issues in Cote d’Ivoire at large, Abidjan remains the economic and de facto capital of the country. Even after everything that’s happened, it still boasts a large selection of restaurants, hotels, sites, and other reasons to visit. For those traveling through West Africa, it is a must-see city with one of the liveliest night scenes to be found for 1,000 kilometers.Abidjan is well-connected internationally with regular flights on:AirportTransfersAfrica can help you arrange a taxi in advance.The roads to Abidjan are quite good despite their maintenance not being kept up as much as it should as of late. Traffic lights all but disappear once outside of Abidjan though, so be advised that driving outside of the city can be “active”. It’s important to note that whether in a private car, taxi, or gbaka (the shared minibuses) you will be stopped at various official (and unofficial) checkpoints where they will delay you at the very least and try to shake down a bribe at the very worst. Abidjan also serves as a terminus for long haul bus lines from Bamako, Mali, Ouagadougou, Burinka Faso, and Accra, Ghana.If you are travelling from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Liberia and Togo, YSG Transport, Chisco Transport, Union Transport de Bouake (UTB Transport), STC Transport and Others are good recommendations. It is also worthy to note that other travelers from Nigeria can get to Abidjan and nearby West African capitals through the weekly transport system of Ejigbo, Osun State, Nigeria, International Travel Buses. They have daily and weekly travel scheme of an uninterrupted boderless travels from Nigeria to Cote d’Ivoire. Some of the Travel organizers include

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