Top things to do in Abidjan

Top Choice African in Abidjan

Bushman Café

This rooftop terrace restaurant is number-one for gastronomic delights in Abidjan, drawing locals from across the city to come and dine under the stars. The menu is simple and focused on local flavour, and it's perf…
Top Choice Gallery in Abidjan

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury

An absolute trove of African contemporary art, this cubical, 600-sq-metre gallery features the best of the continent's artists, from sculpture and painting to photography. Check the website for individual exhibition…
Top Choice African in Abidjan

Le Nandjelet

Tucked away in Blokosso (opposite the cemetery), this enchanting local spot offers good kedjenou (slowly simmered chicken or fish with peppers and tomatoes) and Ivoirian escargot (snails). Make a beeline for one of …
Top Choice Lebanese in Abidjan

Le Mechoui

In an elegant setting that overlooks the lagoon, Le Mechoui serves fantastic Lebanese food. All the ingredients are fresh, the taste is top-notch, and the choice of the meze is simultaneously authentic and imaginati…
Top Choice African in Abidjan

Aboussouan

Take Côte d'Ivoire's best maquis dishes, ask top chefs to prepare them and add fine, innovative touches – that's Aboussouan. Foodie heaven, and there's an excellent wine list too.
Historic Building in Abidjan

Hôtel Ivoire

Every middle-class Abidjani holds a dear memory of Hôtel Ivoire. Built in 1963 by Israeli architect Moshe Mayer, it was the place in town to go ice skating and see a movie (the cinema still stands, though the ice ri…
Notable Building in Abidjan

La Pyramide

Some of the buildings of Le Plateau are as breathtaking up close as from a distance. La Pyramide, designed by the Italian architect Rinaldo Olivieri and built between 1970 and 1973, was the first daring structure an…
National Park in Abidjan

Parc du Banco

On the northwest edge of town is the cool and shaded Parc du Banco rainforest reserve. It has pleasant walking trails, majestic trees and a lake, but you'll be lucky to see any wildlife. Rangers are also on hand to …
Rooftop Bar in Abidjan

Bushman Café

A wide range of cocktails means you can spend hours choosing between passionfruit cocktails or something with a tamarind twist. There's great music here, and DJ parties, too – check their Facebook page for what's co…
Market in Abidjan

Marché de Treichville

The Marché de Treichville is an ugly, Chinese-built building, but inside it's African to the core and incredibly well stocked, from food to household products and secondhand clothing. There is little you can't find …