Côte d’Ivoire is sometimes called the jewel of West Africa for those interested in African history, art and music. From its towering mountains to interesting fishing villages there is plenty to see and explore. Visit the colossal basilica in Yamoussoukro, photograph hippos and chimpanzees in the national parks or soak up the sun at rainforest clad beaches such as Monogaga, Grand Béréby or Grand Lahou.