Finding a home

Before choosing a neighbourhood, or a specific house in a neighbourhood, be aware of the traffic in the area during rush hours to see which route suits your needs. You should also try to drive through the neighbourhood at different times of the day to get an idea of the area. If you are coming from Europe, we advise you to choose a location close to Cocody or Angre that is close to the shopping centres.

Abidjan is a large city where you will face the same security threats as elsewhere. Always be careful, and remember to avoid showing any ostentatious signs of wealth. In order to protect yourself and your family, you will need to significantly increase your awareness of threat security in your home :

  • Knowing your neighbourhood
  • Know your perimeter: walls, gate, outside lighting, street access, etc.
  • Knowing your house: doors, windows, locks, secure shelter, alarm system
  • Private security companies are available for physical protection and electronic surveillance.
  • Knowing who to call in an emergency
  • Brief your family members and housewives about this safety and give them emergency numbers.

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