Burkina Faso Off The Beaten Path

  • walk to the escarpment
    walk to the escarpment
    by sachara
  • view from the rim at 470m
    view from the rim at 470m
    by sachara
  • granaries perched under the sandstone eroded wall
    granaries perched under the sandstone...
    by sachara

Burkina Faso Off The Beaten Path

  • Niansogoni, Dogon-like granaries at the...

    In the far southwest of Burkina Faso, only 5 km from the border with Mali we visited the escarpment of Niansogoni with Dogon like granaries at the cliffs. After I visited the Dogon in Mali twice, I was very surprised to find the same type of cave dwellings and granaries of the Tello, Ur©\Dogon, in Burkina Faso. To go there you need a car. From...

  • Gaoua's Lobi Country--More Images

    Nestled in the corner of Burkina Faso, where Cote de Ivore and Ghana also converge, is the Gaoua region. The town can be reached within a few hours by bus from Bobo Dioulasso. Besides the marketplace there, the Lobi Villages outside town maintain traditional charms. Stay at the Lebanese owned hotel (see Gaoua accommodation tip), but avoid the...

  • Bazoule

    There's a park where you can see wild caimans. Usually you have to buy a chicken (alive) to give to the animals to get out of the water and being able to see them. If you are too sensitive I adviese you not to go.There are also some ancient turtles.Hay un parque donde puedes ver caimanes salvajes. Normalmente has de comprar un pollo (vivo) para...

  • Visiting small Lobi and Gan...

    Visiting small Lobi and Gan villages in the Gaoua region. You can buy local art in these villages. Interestingly, a village will specialise only in woodcarving. In another village, you'll only meet potters. Etc. It is essential then to be with a local guide that can bring you to the villages of your choice.

  • When it concern tourism I...

    When it concern tourism I think whole Burkina Faso is off the beaten path. If you do visit the country then not only stay in the captial but head off to the countryside too. I found especailly the south west and the far north of the country to be interesting. PHOTO: OUR MINIBUS HAS ITS TYRE BROKEN SOMEWERE IN THE BURKINA FASO COUNTRYSIDE.

  • I've been working in the...

    I've been working in the Yatenga region, in the North-West, close to the border with Mali - the Dogon county, that is the 'falaise' of Bandiagara is right beyond the border - in a town called Ouahigouya. Ouahigouya is an agricultural centre, but the main commercial route to Mali and the Niger inner delta passes trough here. The farmers are...


Burkina Faso Hotels

  • Sofitel Ouaga 2000

    01 Bp 1603 Ouaga 01, OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 01

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel les Palmiers

    I stayed at 4 hotels in Ouagadougou. If this was a review by Goldilocks, I would say this hotel is...

  • Le Pavillon Vert

    Ave de la Liberté, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Azalai Hotel Independance

    Avenue de la resistance du 17 mai, Secteur 4, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel le Silmande Ougadougou

    Route de Kaya BP 01 4733, Ouagadougou 01 Burkina Faso

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Splendid Hotel

    Rooms start at 55,000 CFA. Yes it has a pool, but its several thousand more expensive than...

  • Relax Hotel

    01 BP 570 rue de la Nation, Ouagadougou, 01 BP 567, Burkina Faso

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Palm Beach

    10 Avenue Kwame N'Krumah, Ouagadougou, 5557, Burkina Faso

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Tess

    In 2013 we spent a few days in the guesthouse 'Chez Tess'. The guesthouse is run by Tess, a artist...


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