Local culture

Rich and diverse cultural heritage

Immerse into the culture of Dao, Oubi and Kroumen… in Ivory Coast !

Ivory Coast has a rich cultural heritage with more than sixty ethnic groups, the Baoulé, the Bété, Gouro or the Dioula can be cited as exemples of ethnic groups found in the country. They can be divided into four main groups: Akan, Gour, Krou and Mandé. Geographically, the Akran group can be found in the South-Eastern corner of the country, the Gour mostly in the North-East, the Krou in the South-Center/South-West and the Mandé in the North-West to North-Center part of the country.
The local communities are very welcoming to tourists. They offer traditional ceremonies, arts, crafts, food and dances, so that visitors can discover the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Ivory Coast.

Western Ivory Coast is extremely rich of its culture and traditions, the dances and masks exhibited in this specific region of the country by the Guéré ethnic group are internationally famous. Visitors can join the traditional Dao sacred mask dances and the Oubi women initiation. In Djouroutou, the ceremony of the Cola nuts is another tradition to be witnessed.

Come and visit Tai National Park with its natural and cultural heritage of almost forgotten human traditions
and understand the cultural diversity of a beautiful West African country.