Silversea Expedition Cruises To ABIDJAN

ABIDJAN

Located on Africa’s Ivory Coast, Abidjan lies amid canals and waterways. It’s a modern African city, affectionately known as Babi by locals, or, more optimistically, Paris of West Africa. This last moniker could be due to two things: one, Abidjan is both the economic and cultural capital of West Africa and two: it truly is a city of lights. View more

It is also the most populous French speaking country in the continent, so welcome, bienvenue to Abidjan! Looking at Abidjan’s towering skyscrapers, you would be surprised to think that the sprawling city was originally a small fishing village. The French established a protectorate in Abidjan in 1842, and eventually colonised the region in 1893. Under French rule Abidjan quickly became a major port terminus, exporting mainly timber and coffee to Europe. Cote d’Ivoire was granted independence in 1960 but Abidjan remained the country’s capital until 1983. Today it considered one of the foremost African cities in terms of fashion, culture and the standard of living. Like much of West Africa, Abidjan has cachet and soul in buckets. The civil war of 2007-2007 may have left some pock marked remnants, but that should and must be easily overlooked. The city is bubbling with energy, enjoying a diversity of cultures from the aforementioned French connection to the steady stream of travellers that come to Abidjan looking for a destination with a bit of authenticity. If travelling outside of the city, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Grand Bassam is less than an hour away.

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ACCRA (Tema) To LISBON
  • Departure
    Apr 17 2021
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Cloud
From US$ 13,770
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Excursions in ABIDJAN

Abidjan & Bassam

Depart the pier for a full-day's tour of Abidjan, the economic centre and former official capital of Ivory Coast, and the third largest French speaking city in the world. Originally a fishing village, the construction of a new wharf in 1931 contributed to the growth of the village to become the capital of the then French colony until 1983 when Yamoussoukro became the capital. However, most government offices and foreign embassies are still located in Abidjan.


Stop at the Centre Artisanal de Abidjan where you can see locals selling crafts in an open air market.


Your tour continues to Grand Bassam, an example of a late 19th-century colonial town. Visit the National Costume Museum. See traditional clothing, masks and learn about architecture in the area.


Your tour concludes with the drive back to Abidjan.

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“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.