Taï National Park

Brief description

One of the last major remnants of the primary tropical forest of West Africa. Its rich natural flora, and threatened mammal species such as the pygmy hippopotamus and 11 species of monkeys, are of great scientific interest.

Unesco WHS list ref:  195

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Historic Town of Grand-Bassam

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The first capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the Historic Town of Grand-Bassam, is an example of a late 19th– and early 20th-century colonial town planned with quarters specializing in commerce, administration, housing for Europeans and for Africans. The site includes the N’zima African fishing village alongside colonial architecture marked by functional houses with galleries, verandas and gardens.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1322

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Comoé National Park

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One of the largest protected areas in West Africa, this park is characterized by its great plant diversity. Due to the presence of the Comoé river, it contains plants which are normally only found much farther south, such as shrub savannahs and patches of thick rainforest.

Unesco WHS list ref:  227

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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Brief description

Mount Nimba rises above the surrounding savannah. Its slopes are covered by dense forest at the foot of grassy mountain pastures. They harbour an especially rich flora and fauna, with endemic species such as the viviparous toad and chimpanzees that use stones as tools.

Unesco WHS list ref:  155

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