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Côte d'Ivoire/Guinea


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Mount Nimba, as seen in Guinea
Mount Nimba, as seen in Guinea
Author: L. Lartigue (public domain)

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is a protected mountain on the borders of Guinea, Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire. The mount rises over the surrounding savannah and is covered with dense forest.

Mount Nimba is rich in wildlife. Among the animals here inlcude endemic species such as the viviparous toad and chimpanzees that have been documented to use stones as tools.

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is a joint property for Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 5th session of the World Heritage Committee in Sydney, Australia on 26-30 October, 1981. In 1992 it was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 7 36 11.448 W 8 23 27.492
Inscription Year: 1981
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: IX, X

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Travel Warning for visiting Côte d\Ivoire

Many parts of Côte d\Ivoire are volatile to civil unrest and travelers are advised against entering. You very likely will need a visa to enter the country. Check with the nearest Ivoirian mission.

You can fly into Côte d\Ivoire, landing at the Felix-Houphouet Boigny International Airport, connected by daily flights from Paris and Amsterdam.


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