Film locations can be divided into the following regions:
Lagunes. Abidjan is the largest city and although it’s not the capital, still remains the administrative centre. Abidjan has a skyscraper skyline and a busy street market. La Pyramide is a ziggurat-like building. Outside of Abidjan, beautiful beaches with surf breaks can be found at Assouinde, and the old French-colonial town of Grand-Bassam.
Northern Savanna. Comoë National Park is the largest protected area in West Africa. It is home to a wide variety of animals including lion, leopard, chimpanzees, elephant, and hippos. Bouaké is the second largest city in Cote D’Ivoire. Korhogo is busy with cotton and cashew trade from February to May.
Southwestern Forests. Taï National Park, and Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve are great places to film chimpanzees, leopards, lions, elephants, crocodiles, and pygmy hippos. Two towns of interest in this region are Sassandra (for beaches) and Man (for verdant hills and countryside).
Eastern Plantations. Yamoussoukro is the official capital. One film location that stands out is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, a huge building modelled on the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica. It is an interesting structure given that only a third of the country is Christian.
Agricultural looks of interest include cocoa, cotton and cashew plantations.