b Spirit n°56 mar/avr 2015
b Spirit n°56 mar/avr 2015
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IT’S NOT JUST ANY HOTEL PERFECT FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELER. Nestled in the heart of the City Center with great Pool/Golf views, Roca Golf Hotel is quiet and ideal for your peace of mind. You can trust our Conferencing and Banqueting team to take care of all your meeting requirements. Roca Golf Hotel @rocagolfhotel @rocagolfhotel Tel +257 22 27 71 00 E-mail info@rocagolfhotel.bi Address 30 Avenue de la Tanzanie, Bujumbura, Burundi (tFREE WIFI www.rocagoldhotel.bi
ABIDJAN IVORY COAST k 1 6 times weekly +225 € 1 = 656 CFA franc (XAF) 280C SLEEP Hotel le Griffon (Rue des Jardins, 22416222) and Hotel Ecologe (Rue des Alizés, Zone 4, Bietry, 21249870) both offer a cosy environment with good amenities at reasonable prices. At Hotel Particulier (52 Rue B, 22441616, hotelparticulier-abj.com) you willalso find a serene and modern escape in the centre of the city where you can be pampered in style and turn in after a day of fun or business. There is WiFi to catchup on work or social networks. Alternatively try Hôtel Ivotal (Rue Gourgas, 20256666, ivotel.com). EAT For French cuisine with a local touch, there’s Le Grand Large (149 Boulevard de Marseille, Zone 4, Bietry, 21242113) while 37’2 (Rue du canal, 20321663) offers French, African and Italian cuisine. SHOP Centre Artisanale de la ville d’Abidjan, Bietry, is where you’ll find wood carvings and fabric. For textiles, jewellery, masks and pottery visit Adjamé Market in Boulevard Abrogoua. DRINK Unwind in the wine lounge at Kaiten (Rue du Dr Blanchard, Zone 4, 21254461, kaiten.ci). TIP Cathedrale St Paul (pictured below, between Boulevard de Gaulle and Boulevard Angoulvant) was built at a cost of € 9 million between 1980 and 1985. The impressive structure is the main Roman Catholic church in Abidjan. The first stone was laid by Pope John Paul II during a visit to the Ivory Coast in May 1980. BUJUMBURA BURUNDI 1 SLEEP Choices include the Roca Golf Hotel (Boulevard de la Tanzanie, 22277100, rocagolfhotel.bi), Club du Lac, (Chaussée d’Uvira, 22250220, hoteltanganyika.com), and Hotel Dolce Vita Resort (Kigobe south, 2225856, bujadolce.com) EAT With African specialities, seafood, meat dishes and even pizzas, L’ô à la bouche Restaurant & Bar (Galerie Alexander, Boulevard de la Lieberte, 79023456) is the new popular spot to be. For Greek and French cuisine prepared with fine local produce, try Restaurant Oasis (12 Boulevard de l’Uprona, 22223116) while at La Citronelle (also in Galerie Alexander, 78444444) Thai chefs prepare great Thai dishes. For home-roasted Arabica coffee and pastries, visit Bujacafé, (32 Avenue du 18 Septembre, 78782080, bujacafe@mail.com). SHOP For hip fashion accessories and handcrafts visit Kaz’O’zah Art (5 Avenue de la Justice, 78508507). NEED TO KNOW FROM THE AIRPORT Abidjan Airport (Airport code - ABJ) is only 16km from the city centre. Get a metered orange taxi which can be found outside the airport exit. A ride to the Plateau district and most of the business hotels should cost between CFA 3,000 (€ 4.60) and CFA 6,000 (€ 9.20). ONLINE abidjan.com 3 times weekly +257 € 1 = 1.759 Burundi franc (BIF) 250C NEED TO KNOW FROM THE AIRPORT Bujumbura International Airport (Airport code - BJM) lies 11km from the city centre. It’s a relatively hassle-free experience to get into town : just be sure to use an official taxi, which should cost around BIF 15,000 (€ 8.40). ONLINE burundi-tourism.com - MARCH/APRIL 2015 - BANJUL THE GAMBIA 1up to 4 times weekly +220 € 1 = 48.50 Gambian dalasi (GMD) 250C SLEEP For the personal touch of an establishment with a limited number of guests, the White Horse Residence (Batakunku, 3601111, whitehorseresidence.com) offers an elegant thatched guest house and restaurant, seven wellappointed king size bedrooms with private decks, panoramic sea views and a swimming pool. EAT Gida’s Garden (Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara, 3709008, facebook.com/gidasgarden) is a romantic garden restaurant and bar with Mediterranean/European dishes including seafood, meat, and vegetarian fare. SHOP Bakau Craft Market (Atlantic Road, Bakau) stocks local and regional carvings, handcrafted items and batik fabrics, while the Royal Albert Market (Independence Avenue) is a bustling African market with fabrics, masks and a vast array of other goods. Both are open for trade from 8am to 7pm. DRINK Enjoy a few sundowners on the treehouse deck of the Calypso Beach Bar and Restaurant (Cape Point beach, 7970201/9920201) and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. It’s open until late. TIP At the Makasutu Culture Forest (pictured above, 5km from Brikama, 3026606, mandinalodges.com/makasutuforest) you can enjoy bush walks through the sacred forest and a dugout canoe trip. You can also watch baboons, birds, and observe local fishermen from a jungle tower of four storeys. The entry fee is 900 dalasi (€ 17). LATER Tone your body in a trendy gymnasium, dip into a large pool bar (pictured below right) afterwards and, towards midnight, the doors open to a spectacular disco withup-to-the-nanosecond lasers, lights, theatre smoke and DJs. The complex also has a Greek restaurant. You will find all of this at the Kiss Club (24 Avenue Muramvya, 78399999, facebook.com/kissclub.bd). NATURE The National Park of Ruvubu, 200km east of Bujumbura, is the largest protected area. Another option is Kibira National Park, north-east of Bujumbura, atop the mountains of the Congo-Nile divide. TIP The local « tapas » in Bujumbura is a popular snack with sundowners called ‘Ndagala’, which is small deep-fried fish caught by local net fishermen in Lake Tanganyika and is similar to ‘white bait’. It is enjoyed with tartar sauce. Try it at Ubuntu Residence (Avenue de la Plage, 22244065) while overlooking Lake Tanganyika. NEED TO KNOW FROM THE AIRPORT Yundum International Airport (Airport code - BJL) is 24km south of Banjul and 15km from the nearest beach resorts. Green « tourist taxis » charge around GMD 900 (€ 16.66) to Banjul and GMD 700 (€ 13) to the resorts. ONLINE go-gambia.com CITY GUIDES BRUSSELS AIRLINES B.SPIRIT MAGAZINE 69



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