Burkina Faso Transportation

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  • Loading up the Banfora bound bus
    Loading up the Banfora bound bus
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  • Driving to Ouaga
    Driving to Ouaga
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Burkina Faso Transportation

  • Roads in Burkina

    The roads in Burkina are a kind of mixed bag. Given that you may cross with more animals than cars on the roads, road traffic is really minimal. Roads between cities are asphalt and despite not that wide the asphalt is really good! But in many cases like the most of the road between Nazinga Ranch and Gaoua, or from Banfora to Sindou pics (this was...

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  • Buses

    The main form of transportation in Burkina is buses. Though we toured around in car, I had the chance to see how local buses look like and I can tell that conditions exceed what you may imagine for an african country. Being cheap it's certainly the best choise for those on a budget and having enough time. Unfortunately not all destinations can be...

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  • Touring around Burkina: rent a car

    As we had limited time in Burkina (around 6 days) and we wanted to see as much as possible, we chose the most expensive way to tour around. We rented a 4X4 car with driver from guesthouse Maison Azaaba in Ouaga. The cost was almost 85€ per day excluding petrol which was around 0.95€ per litre. Our driver Sory was the best driver we could ever...

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  • Afriqiyah airways

    Getting to Burkina is limited with Paris being its main getway. Few airlines fly to Ouaga and apart from their national carier (air Burkina), Air France is the most reliable and definitely the most expensive choice. It costed a bit less than 1,100€ Athens-Paris-Ouaga R/T. Despite wishing to experience the services of Air France, I found the price...

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  • Crossing from Hamale, Ghana into Burkina...

    During our first entrance into the country, we crossed by the rarely used Hamale border in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The road from Wa to Hamale is intermittently paved and has a reputation for being flooded, but the minivan transport that we used was quite good, and the driver efficiently in brought us to the border without delay. Sitting in...

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  • Good Buses/New Pavement in western part...

    We had been expecting the roads to be miserable in Burkina Faso, since the country is even poorer than Ghana, a bordering country which had spotty pavement right up to the border at Hama. The rain and dirt streets at the border crossing wasn't much encouragement. However the main highway between Ouaga and Bobo was new, and we rode all the way to...

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  • Renting a scooter in Burkina Faso

    These are certainly not powerful motorcycles, but they are scooters that will get a person around. In Bobo Dioulasso, Banfora, and Gaoua, the central market area had motorcycle for sale and rent. If you have a guide, he may do the bargaining for you, but it should be cheap, cheap, cheap. Otherwise, bargain like crazy, and make sure the seat is...

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  • smog, smog, SMOG

    it is easy to get around Ouga as their are numerous Taxi's. They are un metered so get a price BEFORE getting in the taxi (ask the hotel staff what should be the price). The hardest part about getting around is the incedible smog from the unleaded gas and multitude of moblets (mopeds).

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  • Taking taxis

    In Ouagadougou especially, you'll find that taxis are probably the most common way for visitors to get around. There is usually a knot of elderly cars outside any hotel popular with foreign travelers, and when you leave the next driver in line may offer his services. You'll invariably have to negotiate a price to your destination. At first, it's...

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  • Travelling by bus - from Ghana and in...

    The first time I travelled to Burkina, I flew directly from Europe. I didn't have much holiday time, so it was a good but very expensive option. If I went back again, however, I think I would do again what I did the second time, which was to fly to Accra, Ghana and take the bus up. It's generally much cheaper to fly to Accra as far more airlines...

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  • Travelling from Ouaga to Ghana

    If you are travelling on to Ghana, it is much cheaper to take the journey in stages, then straight through with the STC bus. It cost us less than half by taking a STMB bus to the border, and then picking up share taxis and tro-tros on the Ghanaian side

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  • By road from Djenne (Mali) to...

    By road from Djenne (Mali) to Bobo, approx. 6-7 hours.There are flights doing the Paris-Bamako-Ouagadougou route (Air France) and also with Sabena i think. From North America, Air Afrique flies from N-Y to Dakkar, end local companies can bring you to Ouagadougou.To go to the Gaoua region, try to use a 4x4. The dirt roads were just awful and with...

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  • I came to Burkina Faso by taxi...

    I came to Burkina Faso by taxi all the way from Cotonou in Benin. We paid a taxidriver there to drive us all this long way. Cant remember how much it was but it wasnt terrible expensive.In Burkina Faso I went around by train, bus, minibus, bush taxi and ordinary taxi...PHOTO: HERE I AM WITH THE TAXIDRIVER WHILE TAKING A REST IN SOUTHERN BURKINA...

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  • By train: from Abidjan (Ivory...

    By train: from Abidjan (Ivory Coast), a lovely trip via Bobo Dioulasso.By air: the international airport is in Ouagadougou, tha capital. Frequent connections to/from Paris. Ethiopian Airlines runs the only inter-african connection, linking Dakar to Addis Ababa, with a stop in Ouaga.Taxi-brousse, that is the overloaded taxies

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