Tai National Park access

How to access Taï National Park ?

You can access Taï National Park by car or public transportation. Following are the details of the drive according to your city of departure.

You are leaving from Abidjan :

  • By car

It takes about 12 hours to drive from Abidjan to the city of Taï. We recommend you to take the road at the North of the Park. Two options are available :

  1. From Abidjan, you take the north highway until Yamoussoukro, then you reach the national road to Bouaflé, Daloa and Duékoué in order to arrive to Guiglo.
  2. From Abidjan, you take the north highway and exit to Tiassalé. Continue through Divo, Gagnoa, Issia and Duékoué in order to arrive to Guiglo.

Once you reach Guiglo, a three-hours drive on a bush road will lead you to Taï.

  • By public transportation

Two bus companies go to Taï :

  • Apache Transport : 10 100 FCFA – departure from the bus station « Siporex » at Yopougon
  • TSF : 10 100 FCFA – departure from the new train station located in Adjamé

You are leaving from Man :

  • By car

It takes about 6 hours to travel between Man to Taï, via the cities of Bangolo and Duékoué. One you reach Guiglo, a three-hours drive on a bush road will lead you directly to Taï.

  • By public transportation

The bus companies Apache Transport and TSF leave from Duékoué to Taï. The price ticket is 5100 FCFA.

You are leaving from San Pedro :

  • By car
  1. In the rainy season, the road at the south of the park is impassable by car. It is therefore imperative to drive at the north of the park. The journey takes place through the cities of Soubré, Issia and Duékoué. Once you reach Guiglo, a three-hours drive on a bush road will lead you to Taï. It takes about 9 hours to connect Taï by the north road.
  2. In the dry season, if the road conditions allow it, you can drive through the south of the park by taking the road towards Tabou. Then, a bush road passing through Grabo and Djouroutou will lead you to Taï. It takes about 8 hours to travel through the south of the park.
  • By public transportation

From San Pedro, join the road to Tabou, where two options are available. You can either take a motorcycle taxi to Taï. The price of the ticket is around 30 000 FCFA. You can otherwise take a badjan (small bush bus) to Djouroutou, where you will have to change at Neka in order to reach Taï. The journey takes about 10 to 12 hours.

Please note: The above-mentionned prices are indicative. It is recommended to present yourself at the bus station the day before departure to get additional informations about the departure time and prices of the ticket.

CAR RENTAL COMPANIES

Following are the contact details of recommended car rental companies, in order to facilitate your journey to Taï National Park.

Rental companies in Abidjan :

– Mr Bakayoko : +225 09 43 68 87 / +225 05 87 73 71
Mr Bamba : +225 09 95 94 72 / +225 52 11 48 95
> Vehicles : Hyundaï Tucson, Land Cruiser, Toyota Fortune
> Rate : between 40 000 to 60 000 FCFA /day according to the vehicle. Driver’s accommodation and food costs are included in the price, but fuel is in charge of the client.
> Good to know : a discount of 10 000 FCFA / day is offered when the vehicle stays in Taï.
> If you already have a car but would like to call on a driver, you can contact Mr Bakayoko or Mr Bamba (15 000 FCFA / day).

– Alliance Auto / Mr Chérif Soualhio : +225 08 03 62 30
> Vehicles : Pajero Mitsubishi and Toyota TXL 4×4
> Rate : from 65 000 FCFA / day. Driver’s accommodation and food costs are included in the price, but fuel is in charge of the client.

– Service de Location de Véhicules
Mr Siaka : +225 08 78 41 67 / +225 06 25 96 19
MrBarry : +225 40 35 44 27
> Vehicles : Land Cruiser and Toyota 4×4
> Rate : from 80 000 to 100 000 FCFA par jour. Driver’s accommodation and food costs are included in the price, but fuel is in charge of the client.

Rental companies in San Pedro :

– Europcar – Agence San Pedro :
Industrial Zone, close to the SODECI
+225 34 71 31 57
europcar.san-pedro@tractafrictmc.com

– Mr Bamba : +225 08 03 62 30
4×4 with driver : about 50 000 FCFA / day.

– Mr Mamadou : +225 08 63 80 82 / 05 13 19 84
4×4 with driver : about 50 000 FCFA / day.