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Abidjan

Getting around

Public buses and woro-woro (shared taxis) ply fixed routes, but it’s tough to figure out the system, so it’s easier to take a taxi. Taxis are reasonably priced, but drivers probably won’t switch on their meter without prompting: tariff number 2 only applies midnight to 6am. At the airport you’ll need to set a price, which shouldn’t exceed $US8 during the day. The fanciest hotels have free shuttles.

Taking a bateau-bus (boat-bus) between Le Plateau and Treichville offers a lovely perspective on the city.

The big car-rental companies are still here, but most journalists hire cars from Mr Konan (07-675508) who keeps his Mercedes in front of Hôtel Tiama. Expect to pay about US$27 to US$35 per day.