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Best Hiking Trails in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Overview

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is a West African country, and similar to its neighbours, is not exactly a hiking destination, but around the city of Man there are some mountains to explore. The most well known hikes include Dent of Man, Mount Tonkpi, Mount Nimba and Cascades de Man. The best months to hike in Ivory Coast are November to March.  Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in the Ivory Coast.

Capital: Yamoussoukro

When To Hike in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)?

November – March: Drier part of the year, but also hotter
April – October: Rainy

Climate: Tropical – dry and rainy seasons

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium: Hire a guide to take you. 

Transportation required: Car (4WD)

Where to stay in Ivory Coast for hiking:

  • Man

Top Places to Hike in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

The main area for hiking is in the west of the country, with Man being the main base. Mount Nimba (1792 m), aka Mount Richard-Molard, in the Nimba range that extends from Guinea. This mountain is shared by three countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia.

Filter out hiking places of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) by month

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Around Man

  • Known as ‘city of 18 mountains’
  • Parc National du Mont Sanghe – no info on this park
  • Mount Nimba
  • Mount Tonkpi
  • Dent of Man

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)'s Long Distance Trails

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)'s Walking & Hiking Resources

Books: 

  • The Ivory Coast, by Tom Sykes, 2022, Bradt Travel Guides 
  • Lonely Planet West Africa, by Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, Michael Grosbert, 2017, Lonely Planet Global Limited

 

Best Hiking Trails in Ivory Coast:

There is little information on hiking in Ivory Coast available. You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Dent of Man
  • Mount Tonkpi
  • Mount Nimba
  • Cascades de Man

 

Ivory Coast Hiking Websites:

 

Ivory Coast Official Tourism Site:  

 

Ivory Coast Hiking Apps: 

 

Ivory Coast Hiking Maps: 

  • Michelen – Côte d’Ivoire, #747  

What Else To Do

  • Beaches
  • Wildlife
  • Banco National Park – rainforest preserve

Other Important Points