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  • 4Christos M. 4 months ago
    It's an interesting rain forest park with amazing small village inside. A lot of different plants and trees and a small river with huge fishes!! The small local restaurant inside the area is amazing with delicious food that totally recommend. The only disturbing thing is that people are coming with their cars inside! Why would someone want to visit a forest park with his car??? Sooo annoying! #abidjan

  • 5Bousso K. 5 months ago
    If you like walking in a forest, you will like. Very big forest 🌳 - quiet and peaceful. You can feed some fishes etc But the location is not very helpful because there is lot of traffic there

  • 5Prince Yanick D. 6 months ago
    We enjoyed this beautiful forest. We liked a breath of pure air. And the silence and the peace in a middle of a City it's amazing!!!! . I recommend you this beautiful forest. I hope you have fun there.

  • 5Martha C. 7 months ago
    A nice place for cycling, running, picnicking, camping, and other outdoor activities. The entrance is a long distance from the forest; cars can drive in and there are bicycles for rent at the park entry. There is a small museum and a pond with big fishes. Different species of plants, birds and insects.The park has a restaurant but you can come with your meals if you wish. The entry fee is less for persons from the ECOWAS region. In all, it was a nice experience

  • 5Eli Z. 8 months ago
    The best memories in cote d’hivoire .. I enjoyed the beautiful trees , the forest is so large… My visit was on a rainy day but it’s okkay , you will love ghe experience. I recommend to enter the forest by bike . Ps . It’s a little bit scary at first 🐍 🌳….

  • 5Sita D. 8 months ago
    Wow amazing place! A forest with lot of species, with good local guide who really know the area and all the stories about the place, the trees, the animals living in this forest.I recommend!

  • 2Dan R. 9 months ago
    Hard to get to. Not all that much to see. Don't bother with binoculars. Gigantic and peaceful, with insects and birds the only sounds.

  • 4P. 10 months ago
    Very nice place. Quiet, beautiful.. People are nice as well. I recommend to all. People to visit this playce you'll not regret.

  • 1Ralph El H. 10 months ago
    Horrible!! This parc is just ridiculously expensive for nothing. We walked in the mud and then were told that we can go inside by car, so we walked back to take the car. Managed to see one monkey, nothing impressive at all. I would advise you to go the zoo instead where you can see many animals and hwge easier access

  • 4Ana C. 11 months ago
    The inconspicuous entrance to the park, just off the highway, does not give away what you will find past the gates. Around 5 minutes into the walk, completely surrounded by nature, the sound of the bustling city starts to fade away and you slowly adapt and take-in the sounds of nature, birds chirping and leaves rustling under the soft rain. My guide spoke no English and we had to make do with my (very) elementary French. He told me about some of the plant and tree species, but he was not a very chatty guy. I asked a few questions about the governor who once lived in the park -- his house nowadays is where the "museum" is located. It has a few monkey and crocodile skulls, an elephant skull, and some information on the park (only in French). If you want to visit it, you have to ask the guide, as he needs to get the key. Take comfortable shoes, as the shortest trail is 7km long (but it's fairly easy). People are allowed to have a picnic (and make a barbecue) in the park, and, if permission is given, you can also put up a tent for the night. There is a playground for the kids near the picnic area. Entry fee for non-ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) is 5000 CFA + 10000 CFA for the guide (optional), which I considered expensive. My guided tour took around an hour and a half, which I consider short, especially for the price paid, but do not regret going, as it was good way to spend the morning and take some time off from the bustling vibe of Abidjan. Mind that if you need to take a taxi there, it is virtually impossible to hail one at the entrance once you are finished, so I would suggest that you agree with your driver to wait for you.

  • 5Toukea T. 11 months ago
    Very interesting place for nature lovers. There is also some interesting distribution with nets suspended in the trees, archery or slingshot games. However, the real pleasure remains the place itself, trees, river, natural ambient sounds. I will strongly suggest you to take bicycle (VTT) the is very interesting "Lines" to try, additionally, the forest is big it may become difficult an even boring to go by feet only!

  • 5yao a. 1 year ago
    This is one of the biggest forest in Ivory Coast . you will find various species of animals and plants. Good place for camping touristic visitations and discovering the beauty of nature. It is located on the road side when you take the northern highway of "Yopougon" - an area of "Abidjan" the capital- nearby the shell Station before the first bridge. Same forest will connect 3 different communes: "Yopougon", "Abobo" and "Adjamé"

  • 4Dona Maranatha P. 1 year ago
    Breathe some fresh natural air, in the middle of abidjan. You can bike or hike. Good for family activity. Food is available.

  • 5Miskin M. 1 year ago
    Worth going and enjoyed every moment. Its magic.

  • 2Felix K. 1 year ago
    Look, the National Park of Banco is a very beautiful place. I loved some sights there. But I was bored after a few minutes. Nothing special has got to my attention.

  • 5Nnoruka A. 1 year ago
    A good place indeed. A great forest reserve of the country Coted' Ivoire.

  • 5Derrick Ansah Q. 1 year ago
    One of the country's forest reserves...located in the heart of Abidjan. The economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire. The park keeps Abidjan green produces oxygen for its inhabitants. The BANCO National Park is opened to the general public for visiting and camping and other sporting activities... Hunting and killing of other species are highly prohibited. Logging is prohibited as well.. The Parc is opened daily.

  • 4Willy N. 1 year ago
    A piece of nature in the heart of Abidjan. A place to visit.

  • 3Naara F. 2 years ago
    Make sure you take cash (they don’t accept card). 5,000 for foreigners and 1,000 for nationals. 10,000 to get a guide (which I recommend). Bare in mind this is situated in a dangerous area - make sure you hire a driver for the day otherwise you will find it difficult to get a taxi or Uber to go back to the city. Also ensure you hire the guide for safety.

  • 4LACINA K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Naturally beautiful ... (Original) Naturellement beau...

  • 5Frédérique R. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Fantastic ! (Original) Fantastique !

  • 2Pst André P. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) For us foreigner and very desirable because the price is not fair (Original) Pour nous étranger et très souhaitable car le prix n'est pas juste

  • 5Joezer eliel barnabé o. 2 years ago
    Lieu culturelle et adorable à visiter j'ai vraiment apprécié

  • 1Sidibe C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I received no messages (Original) J'ai reçu pas messages

  • 4Brou Kwadio Alain Bienvenu A. 2 years ago

  • 1Kouakou Armand Y. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent (Original) Excellent

  • 2alle ossey ange c. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) CCJ (Original) Ccj

  • 4Abiola S. 2 years ago
    Never been there but seen it on tv and it was amazing

  • 5Abdoulaye D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very beautiful forest, good greenery (Original) Très belle forêt, bonne verdure

  • 4Eric C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I have never visited there (Original) J'y ai jamais visité

  • 5Ali T. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent (Original) Excellent

  • 4Ousmane D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It's a beautiful place, to make discoveries (Original) C'est un bel endroit, pour faire des découvertes

  • 5Marlena W. 2 years ago

  • 5Assié ulrich t. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very good to visit (Original) Très bien à visiter

  • 5Ismael O. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Not bad (Original) Pas mal

  • 5Sandrine M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful this forest! You will re-discover it endlessly and without getting tired of it. We were able to go there several times and each time a new corner to explore. The source of the Banco remains a mystery for us in that we have not yet been able to access it. May those who have succeeded give us the immense pleasure of sharing photos and videos here. Are you in Abidjan or not? Need to join useful and pleasant? Hungry for discovery and escape? An indisputable destination ... the BANCO forest. Highly recommended 🥰💯 (Original) Magnifique cette forêt ! Vous la re-découvrirez sans cesse et sans vous en lasser. Nous avons pu y aller à plusieurs reprises et chaque fois, un nouveau coin à explorer. La source du Banco reste pour nous un mystère en ce sens que nous n'avons pas encore pu y accéder. Que ceux qui y sont parvenu-e-s nous fassent le plaisir immense de partager photos et vidéos ici. Vous êtes ou non à Abidjan? Besoin de joindre utile et agréable? Avides de découvertes et d'évasion ? Une destination incontestable... la forêt du BANCO. Vivement recommandée 🥰💯

  • 4jean-michel N. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Nice park (Original) Nice parc

  • 5ADAMA O. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I live there (Original) Je vie là

  • 5Tiéoulé monsékea david S. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It is a beautiful and enchanting natural place (Original) C est un lieu naturel magnifique et enchanteur

  • 5Armand-Ulrich A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Ideal for nature and hiking lovers (Original) Idéal pour le amoureux de a nature et des randonnées

  • 4Angelex Willy M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful green blanket (Original) Belle couverture verte

  • 5FALL Ahmadou D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Located in the heart of the capital, it is a place for cycling, walking, exploring ... you can also go there with your family, children will love it (Original) Située au cœur de la capitale c’est un lieu pour faire des randonnées vélo, marche, découverte... on peut aussi y rendre en famille, les enfants vont adorés

  • 5Jean-Marc T. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It is a dense and truly beautiful magical park, natural resources to be preserved for future generations (Original) C'est un parc magique dense et vraiment beau , ressources naturelles à préserver pour les générations futures

  • 3yao esaie k. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A great place, which deserves to be visited by all (Original) Un endroit super,qui mérite d'être visité par tous

  • 4Hyunoh K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I was able to experience more than I expected. Under the guidance of Adama's guide, I was able to hear information about trees and plants that I saw for the first time, as well as explanations of plants that the locals edible and use in real life. I visited with the heart of going to play, but... I felt like taking a nature experience class while taking a slow walk with a kind teacher. It is also a very important ecosystem park that acts as an air purifier for the city of Abidjan. If the entrance fee for foreigners is cheaper, I want to stop by often.. (5000CFA😭) This is a park you must visit at least once while staying in Abidjan. p.s. I had lunch at an outdoor restaurant in a small town in the middle of the park, and I was able to enjoy the meal in the comfort and stability I experienced for the first time in my life. I felt so comfortable that I stayed there for two hours without knowing how time passed. We hope you will visit the park leisurely and relax at an outdoor restaurant before returning. 😉 (Original) 기대 이상의 체험을 할 수 있었어요. Adama 가이드의 안내를 받아서 처음보는 나무와 식물들의 정보뿐만 아니라 현지인들이 실생활 속에서 식용하고 활용하는 식물들의 설명도 들을 수 있었어요. 놀러가는 마음으로 방문했지만.. 친절한 선생님과 함께 천천히 산책을 하면서 자연체험 수업을 들은 기분이었어요. 아비장 도시에게는 공기청정기 역할을 하는 아주 중요한 생태계 공원이기도 합니다. 외국인 입장료를 좀 더 싸게 한다면 자주 들리고 싶어요.. (5000CFA😭) 아비장에 체류하고 있는 동안에 한번쯤은 꼭 들려야 할 공원 입니다. p.s. 공원의 중간 지점에 있는 작은 마을의 야외식당에서 점식 식사를 했는데 생전 처음 경험하는 포근함과 안정감 속에서 식사를 즐길 수 있었어요. 너무 편하게 느껴져 그 장소에서 시간 가는 줄 모르고 두시간이나 머물렀어요. 공원에 여유있게 방문해서 야외 식당에서 편히 쉬다가 돌아가길 바랍니다. 😉

  • 5Isabelle D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Pass that I was born here (Original) Passe que je suis né ici

  • 3Oumar T. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A classified forest (Original) Un forêt Classé

  • 5Mapi D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A real lung of fresh air in the heart of Abidjan with trees of an impressive height. It seems that there are chimpanzees, unfortunately they arrived a little late and we did not see them. Friendly guide. Come with sneakers. (Original) Un vrai poumon d air frais au coeur d Abidjan avec des arbres d une hauteur impressionante. Il parait qu il y a des chimpanzes, malheureusement arrives un peu tard on ne les a pas vus. Guide sympatique. Venir avec des baskets.

  • 5Paul D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A good place for tourism and prehistoric discovery. Discovering nature and breathing fresh air is one of its great peculiarities. It is simply vital! 😊 (Original) Un bon lieu touristique et de découverte préhistorique. Y découvrir la nature et respirer de l'air frais est l'une de ses grandes particularité. C'est tout simplement vital ! 😊

  • 4Florent A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Cool as a place for walks (Original) Cool comme endroit pour les balades

  • 5Pacome K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Super this forest (Original) Super cette forêt

  • 5Emmanuel G. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very beautiful setting (Original) Très beau cadre

  • 5kouamé joel k. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Forest reserve to be preserved (Original) Reserve forestier à préserver

  • 4Falley S. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very good place (Original) Très bon coin

  • 5hermann k. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Well supervised place which contributes to the protection of the environment. (Original) Endroit bien encadré qui participe à la protection de l'environnement.

  • 5Patrick Antonin K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Large primary forest in the center of Abidjan. With facilities and routes by bike or on foot. (Original) Grande forêt primaire au centre d'Abidjan. Avec des aménagements et des parcours à vélo ou à pied.

  • 5Meschac L. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Super hike (Original) Super randonnée

  • 3Antoine D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The only authentic forest with hundred-year-old trees (Original) La seule forêt authentique avec des arbre arbres centenaires

  • 5E. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful place to visit absolutely, if you are passing through Abidjan !! Primary forest, great diversity of plant species, beautiful hiking trails, clean air in the heart of the city of Abidjan (Original) Bel endroit à visiter absolument, si vous êtes de passage à Abidjan !! Forêt primaire, grandes diversités d'espèces végétales, belles pistes de randonnée, de l'air pur en plein cœur de la ville d'Abidjan

  • 5tarek s. 2 years ago
    Nice open place to bring the family and have a BBQ out 👍

  • 4Michal N. 3 years ago
    Beautiful forest, I recommend to visit it.

  • 4The Q. 3 years ago
    Not only was it good to take a hike in Nature it was a nice experience I did not regret. Densed vegetation! You feel so energetic been far from the sound of vehicles and all the noise from the city! Hear the birds sing while you wonder about! I heard it's scary to go there but I choose not to listen! Finally I am grateful to my tour guards that made out time to show us around! Go and experience Nature at it's peak!

  • 4Pierre-Yves S. 4 years ago
    Relaxing place.

  • 5ajao yusuf h. 4 years ago
    The importance of forest the cannot be underestimated. We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests also offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change. Yet, despite our dependence on forests, we are still allowing them to disappear.

  • 4N'gnimbien E. 4 years ago
    Fresh air, jungle discovery, good eyesight. Banco national park covers 30km2 of primary forest. It's a home to only some few species of animals. It has more than 800 species of trees.

  • 5M. 4 years ago
    Such a beautiful place if you are into nature lol great place for meditation! Planning on going back soon.

  • 5MG N. 5 years ago
    Wow wow wow! The guides need to be employed by the state and the park needs more arts and culture funding. What a cool reminder of how fragile nature is! I am in love!

  • 4William M. 6 years ago
    Great escap to nature in the middle of the concrete jungle. Minus one star for all the trash.

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  • Children
    • Playground
    • Good for kids
    • Kid-friendly hikes
    • Good for kids birthday
  • Amenities
    • Slides
    • Swings
    • Dogs allowed
    • Picnic tables
    • Public toilet
    • Volleyball court
  • Activities
    • Hiking
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park

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