A special experience for safari lover's provides the Ranch de Nazinga in the south of Burkina Faso, near the village Pô, close to the Ghanaian border. It became a highlight for wild-life lover's. Meantime more than 500 elephants, lots of antelopes and warthogs, monkeys, crocodiles and many exotic birds can be watched.
The park opened in 1979 and enfold 91,300 hectare.
Best time to visit are in the more drier months (January, February, March).
Be assure to reach the Ranch before 16:00, than you have best chance to see the animals.
We could use our own 4WD car, a local gamekeeper was with us to show the best spots, but at the end it turned out that our own driver was the better scout. He discovered most of the animals - lucky us :)
Since we started the safari from the Ranch Nazinga Campemento at the west side entrance, we also slept overnight in the simple huts, associated to the reception.
.... dancers honor their ancestors with a traditional dance performance.
As a special honor for us, a small glimpse into the life of the Nuna was given.
Dramane, our guide organized on short hand with his family a impressive dance performance. This dance is usually performed only once every 7 years.
The big family lives in a traditional 'family castle' in the village of Kassira, which is located approx. 5 kilometers from Tièbèle
It was a big event, for us but also for the family as we have been the first foreigner in their village.
At the end, the women of the village sung and danced for us were we lined up and danced frolic with the villagers.