Ivory Coast is a country in Africa.
During the 2012 apocalypse, the Ivory Coast was hit by massive earthquakes, and was swept by a megatsunami during the Worldwide Flooding. It remained flooded for 27 days until the global floodwaters began to recede and the entire African continent had risen, becoming habitable. This made Ivory Coast, and Africa, not to suffer extreme damage.
This allowed the 2012 survivors (human and animal) on board the Arks to begin a new life and rebuild their species at the Cape of Good Hope.