77th Plenary Meeting of the ICAC
Technical Tour 2

At the foot of the Basilica Notre Dame de la Paix
(Organiser: Osmosis Akan)

About 350 km from Abidjan is the city of Bouaké, second-largest in the country. Because of its central location, it is a dense area where various activities — including trade in agricultural products — proliferate. Bouaké is a stronghold of the cotton sector because it houses the cotton research station of the National Centre for Agronomic Research (NCAR), the cotton fibre classification centre, as well as cotton ginning units and spinning, weaving and printing units.

After a one-hour drive from Abidjan to Bouaké, the traveller is seduced by the beautiful city of Yamoussoukro, the political capital of the country at the foot of the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Paix, an impressive religious building. The hotels, the Abokouamékro wildlife park, and the lakes (including the famous Caymans Lake) offer a memorable attraction.

Price: 300 €
(Price includes: transport, lodging, meals and entrances fees

The Tour will depart on Friday, 7 December, 2018 in the morning, returning Saturday, 8 December, 2018 at about 18:00 hrs.

: Abidjan - Yamoussoukro - Bouaké - Yamoussoukro - Abidjan

Friday, 7 December 2018
7:00 hrs : Departure from Abidjan to Bouaké by bus
10:30 hrs: Arrival in Bouaké
10:30 - 11:00 hrs: Refreshments at Hotel du Stade
11:30 - 12:20 hrs: Guided tour of Gonfreville
12:50 - 13:40 hrs: Visit to Olheol factory
14:30 - 16:00 hrs: Lunch at the Hotel du Stade
16:15 hrs: Departure for Yamoussoukro
17:45 hrs: Arrival in Yamoussoukro - Hotel President
20:20 - 21:50 hrs: Dinner at La Brise Restaurant
22:00 hrs: Return to Hotel President

Saturday, 8 December 2018
8:00 hrs: Departure for Bomizambo (village of Baoulé weavers)
8:30 - 9:10 hrs: Meeting with the weavers
9:15 - 10:20 hrs: Presentation of the Goli Masks dance in the Village Square
10:25 hrs: Return to Yamoussoukro
11:00 - 12:00 hrs: Guided tour of Our Lady of Peace Basilica
12:20 - 13:50 hrs: Lunch at the Odelio/Brise Restaurant
14:00 hrs: Return to Abidjan
17:00 hrs: Arrival to Abidjan