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Abidjan is the largest city in Ivory Coast, located on the country's south-eastern coast. It is the economic and cultural capital of the country, and is home to approximately 4 million people.

The city is situated on the Ébrié Lagoon, which is part of the larger Lagoon of Abidjan. This lagoon is connected to the Gulf of Guinea by a narrow channel and is a major port for the region. Abidjan has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather throughout the year.

Abidjan has a rich history, having been inhabited by a variety of cultures over the centuries. The city was originally settled by the Akan people, and later by the Bété people. It was then taken over by the French in 1842 and became the capital of French West Africa in 1898.

The city has since grown in importance and has become the most populous city in Ivory Coast. It is a major commercial and industrial center, and is home to a variety of international companies. Abidjan also has a thriving cultural scene, with a variety of music, art, and theater.

Abidjan has been an important political center as well. In 1960, it was the site of the independence ceremony of Ivory Coast from France, and in 2011 it hosted the African Union Summit.

Abidjan is a vibrant and exciting city, with a unique culture and a fascinating history. It is a great place to explore and experience the culture and history of the Ivory Coast.

Excursion tips for a day in Abidjan

As a tourist in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Grand Bassam Historic Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with numerous colonial-style buildings, churches and forts.
2. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Assouindé, which offer great swimming and sunbathing opportunities.
3. Take a boat ride on the Ebrié Lagoon and explore the local wildlife.
4. Visit the Banco National Park and enjoy the lush vegetation and diverse wildlife.
5. Explore the bustling markets of Treichville, where you can purchase local crafts, fabrics and souvenirs.
6. Take a tour of the Abidjan Cathedral, a beautiful and historic building.
7. Visit the St. Paul's Cathedral, the largest church in the city.
8. Explore the nearby Taï National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife and stunning landscapes.
9. Check out the contemporary art galleries in Plateau, the city's main business district.
10. Enjoy the nightlife in the trendy Marcory district, with its numerous bars and clubs.

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The climate in Abidjan

Abidjan is located on the Ivory Coast and has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather year-round. The average temperature is around 26°C. The rainy season runs from April to July, with the heaviest rains in June, and the dry season runs from August to March. During the dry season, temperatures are slightly cooler, with the coolest temperatures occurring in December and January. The hottest months are March and April. Humidity is generally high throughout the year, but is slightly lower during the dry season.

Cruise weather for Abidjan

Our weather forecast for Abidjan helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 24 °C
20.9 m/s
31.3 m/s
76.6 %
19.0 m
87.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 24.3 °C
20.5 m/s
28.4 m/s
45.2 %
23.3 m
84.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.1 °C
19.8 m/s
26.6 m/s
80.3 %
23.7 m
85.0 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 23.9 °C
20.9 m/s
26.6 m/s
99.4 %
24.0 m
84.8 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 24 °C
20.2 m/s
27.4 m/s
92.6 %
23.3 m
86.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 23.8 °C
20.2 m/s
24.1 m/s
94.8 %
23.8 m
85.1 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 24.1 °C
21.2 m/s
26.3 m/s
85.6 %
24.0 m
84.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 24.2 °C
20.5 m/s
28.4 m/s
63.8 %
24.1 m
79.4 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 24 °C
24.1 m/s
32.5 m/s
99.7 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 24 °C
25.2 m/s
33.1 m/s
99.0 %
23.9 m
81.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 23.8 °C
21.6 m/s
28.1 m/s
69.4 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.7 °C
18.0 m/s
24.8 m/s
75.0 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 24 °C
24.1 m/s
31.0 m/s
64.8 %
24.1 m
81.8 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.8 °C
23.0 m/s
29.9 m/s
95.2 %
24.1 m
82.4 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 23.7 °C
24.1 m/s
29.2 m/s
54.4 %
24.1 m
78.2 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Abidjan

Would you like to travel to Abidjan on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Abidjan.

Scheduled ship calls in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 10:30 am 07:30 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 MS Riviera 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Apr. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 23rd 2025 Friday, 23rd of May 2025 Norwegian Sky 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 3rd 2025 Tuesday, 3rd of Jun. 2025 MS Nautica 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 16th 2025 Monday, 16th of Jun. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Nov. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Nov. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Nov. 2025 MS Sirena 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Feb. 13th 2026 Friday, 13th of Feb. 2026 MS Nautica 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 12th 2026 Thursday, 12th of Mar. 2026 MS Nautica 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Mar. 24th 2026 Tuesday, 24th of Mar. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
May 21st 2026 Thursday, 21st of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 22nd 2026 Friday, 22nd of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 23rd 2026 Saturday, 23rd of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm

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