Discover Côte d’Ivoire 

Travel With Purpose • New Year’s Eve in Abidjan • Dec 27 2019- Jan 12 2020

At Koné Consulting, we work every day to solve the social problem of inequity in income and opportunities. As we continue our commitment to service and excellence, we have expanded our reach to include opportunities which bridge cultures and build community, both in the U.S. and in Côte d’Ivoire, Africa.

Discover Côte d’Ivoire through Koné Consulting International Travel With Purpose pilot, a two-week cultural exchange with a community service focus. This unique experience is designed to offer a combination guided tour, volunteer opportunity, and free time for independent exploring. In addition to visiting villages, markets and museums, enjoying beaches, parks and local cuisine, you will also roll up your sleeves and volunteer with a local community organization. Together, our envoy will collaborate with locals and learn from each other while working toward a sustainable project. If you are interested in learning more about or participating in the tour, please contact us.


Celebrate the New Year in Côte d’Ivoire

This tour will be 14 days, scheduled for December 27 2019—January 12 2020.

 
  • Abidjan: 6 days

  • Bouaké/Yamoussoukro: 3 days

  • Bonoua: 1 day

  • Grand Bassam: 2 days

  • Additional days as arranged

  • Air travel: 2 days

Check out our itinerary for more details on the trip and our registration page for more information on pricing.


Travel with purpose: a philosophy, not a slogan

At Koné Consulting, our purpose - to inspire change and create lasting improvements - goes well beyond our daily work. It drives all that we do – and is the basis for which we evaluate our programs, services, and our relationships.

As your guides, we invite you to engage thoughtfully in every aspect of your journey, from gaining education on our destination prior to the trip, embracing the culture in which you will be immersed, seeking to understand and learn from our differences, and above all, recognize the gift we are given in being welcomed by our host country.

Shared experiences bridge cultural understanding. We believe in inspiring collaboration, nurturing growth and supporting positive change. A significant purpose of our trip is volunteering alongside members of an Ivoirian community services organization.

Our group will learn and use Lean principles and methods while also gaining a much deeper understanding of the Ivoirian culture and people. Our Ivorian collaborators will also learn new problem-solving skills which will benefit their organization/communities long after our tour group has gone home.

Côte d’Ivoire is relatively untraveled and unknown by Americans – we’d like to change that. In the recent past, travel to Côte d’Ivoire has been limited due to the country’s two civil wars, the first beginning in 2002 with a peace agreement signed March 2007, and second from November 2010 to March 2011. Now with public confidence and peace restored, the Ivoirians have great faith in the stability of its government. The positive impact of major rebuilding efforts – infrastructure and social programs – provides visitors a chance to see the resilience and optimism of a country being re-born. More about the positive impact service organizations are having in Côte d’Ivoire may be found at www.peaceinsight.org.