The old presidential palace in Yamoussoukro is a Versailles-style palace built by the late President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, along the gigantic lake in the city. Tourists were treated to a daily show offered by the palace’s caregivers at five o’clock in the afternoon. At this time, hundreds of crocodiles that inhabit the neighbouring pits come out to eat their meal of live chickens. It’s indeed a spectacle of sorts. The palace is under lock and key; not open to visitors at the time of this review. However, the crocodiles can still be seen having fun in the artificial lake which they call home.