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Banco National Park

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We went looking for Chimpanzees!

I was stunned by how close this oasis of natural beauty was to the dense urban areas of downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Sholas007
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Nice but hot walk!

Nice walk with the kids; we did a loops of around 5km with a lunch at the arboretum at the end... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
P_Caron
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Ottawa, Canada
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Autoroute Nord | Espace écotouristique du Banco situé près de la Station Serviec Shell., Abidjan, Ivory Coast
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+225 59 82 72 77
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I was stunned by how close this oasis of natural beauty was to the dense urban areas of downtown. There is a cost for admittance per person. One can walk from the entrance of the park or drive to a location deep inside the park...More

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Kassoum Y, Responsable relations publiques at Banco National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks a lot for this comment. We appreciate it. We'll use it to improve our services. sincerely.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Well worth it, great outdoor visit, but do not venture there alone (whether male or female). If possible request the Banco Forest Parks and Services people to escort for a visit of the park. Plan on wearing a comfortable pair of closed outdoor shoes as...More

3  Thank evelynegomis
Kassoum Y, Responsable relations publiques at Banco National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for your comment. It will help us improve our guiding activities.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Nice walk with the kids; we did a loops of around 5km with a lunch at the arboretum at the end. Very easy to walk but don't bring stroller or a chariot, it's really sandy. Aloso, bring socks and good walking shoes or boots (there...More

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Kassoum Y, Responsable relations publiques at Banco National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

thanks for your comment.

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

You cannot visit Abidjan without stopping here. It's a jungle oasis and a green lung in this sprawling city. I had a great guide called Aziz who took me on a 3 hour walk. It's a beautiful area and the entrance fee goes to a...More

Thank Aviv G
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The park is a piece of rain forest close to Abidjan. You can enjoy this jungle if You never seen it before like e.g. in Brazil or Indonesia. I think it is better take local guide with a car

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

At 7,000 cfa per person for foreigners and then being pressured into hiring a guide for another 10,000 cfa, a simple hike can cost a family of 5 the equivalent of $90. If you just want to go for a nice nature hike I recommend...More

2  Thank Meg P
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I walked around here with a guide for about 60 minutes. A lack of information about the place makes it diffcult to review, but essentially the idea is that it is untouched forest. The guide knew very little about the green parts of it -...More

1  Thank Sawmillbloke
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The parc is big enough to keep all the fumes out. Once inside, breath fresh air. The canopy will protect you from the sun so it will be nice to have a walk inside.

1  Thank Hsn B
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A must-see whenever you stop by Abidjan. Better to have a car and a guide. There are plenty of different trees, but not so much animals to see. Apparently, there is a family of chimpanzees, but we couldn't 'meet' them. Anyways, if you like nature...More

3  Thank Ar S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Completely lose yourself in the middle of the city. Really refreshing. The trees have long stories and a guide is there to tell them!

3  Thank NnennaWestAfrica
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João B
17 May 2018|
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Hi! I hope you a nice week-end in Banco National Park. You can join Mickel at +22501202213. He'll be happy to guide you. Enjoy your visite
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Nourhannek
10 August 2016|
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Response from James s | Reviewed this property |
There's no need to book or go with a group. You just turn up and pay the entrance fee and they will let you in. They may ask if you want a guide, which i would suggest is useful for your first visit but after that just go... More
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Nourhannek
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Response from Kassoum Y | Property representative |
thanks for your question. the ticket is 5 000 FCFA for non ecowas people and 1 000 FCFA for local and ecowas people. Not necessery to make a reservation. Just go to the main entrance of the Parc and take your ticket.
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