Burkina Faso Travel Guide

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Burkina Faso Highlights

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    atufft says…

     Burkina Faso is full of friendly villages and places to see wildlife 

  • Con
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    mart1971 says…

     Bamako, and african airports in general, long bus rides, street vendors in ouagadougou 

  • In a nutshell
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    The_Capricorn says…

     A memorable journey through one of the poorest country of Africa 

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Ouagadougou

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Bobo-Dioulasso

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Banfora

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Gaoua

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Tiebele Corabie

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Toumousseni

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Sindou

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Laongo Lango

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Bako

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Tengrela

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Loropeni

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Kokologo

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Karfiguela

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Gaoua

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Boromo

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Bazoule

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Ouagadougou

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  • Check out Le Foyer!

    Ouagadougou Restaurants

    "Le Foyer, the ‘new’ restaurant of the ATB (Atelier Théâtre Burkinabé), is one of my favorite places in Ouagadougou. It is located in Gounghin (south-west of the city center), next to the route to Bobo-Dioulasso and next to the Gare de TSR. Mien de Graeve, the owner, took over the restaurant in September 2013 and has revitalized it entirely. The...

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  • Sofitel Ouaga 2000

    Ouagadougou Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Fespaco, famous biennial filmfestival in...

    Ouagadougou Things to Do

    Ouagadougou is the undisputed capital of the African cinema. Every two year Ouaga hosts the international Fespaco festival end of February or early March. When we came back from our trip in 2013 the festival just started. We did not visit the festival, because we ran out of time and don´t understand French that well to fully enjoy the films. We saw...

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Bobo-Dioulasso

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  • Grande mosquée, visit of the interior

    Bobo-Dioulasso Things to Do

    It is posslbie to visit the interior of the mosque for an entrance fee of 1.000CFA. The son of the imam showed us around. We could also climb to the rooftop. For me it was the first time to be allowed and enter a mosque made of mud from the inside. In the main part of the mosque are corridors and huge columns. This is the praying section of the...

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  • Grande mosquée, Sudanese mud...

    Bobo-Dioulasso Things to Do

    One of the highlights of Bobo is the Grande Mosquée built in 1893. It is an outstanding example of Sudanese mud architecture. The white structure with conical towers and its dark wooden sticks looks spectaculair. First in Bobo I found out that those sticks are for replastering and not only a part of the construction. This old mosque of Bobo is the...

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  • A private museum gives insight into...

    Bobo-Dioulasso Things to Do

    Between the two villages of Ouahabou and Houndé alongside the national road N1 there is a small village named Boni. Hidden in the second row of houses is a small but fine museum. It exhibit, among other, masks of the Mossi culture. Of course it is not the national museum, but it's always worth for a stop.Not far a way is a restaurant, where cold...

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Banfora

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  • Lake Tengrela: hippo's around

    Banfora Things to Do

    From Banfora it is a pleasant trip to the 100-hectare Lac de Tengréla. The lake is known for the hippo's. The best chance of seeing hippo's is in the drier months from January to April. You can make a boatrrip at the lake by piroque to come closer to the hippo's. Tengrela is also a laid-back place to hang around at the lake side in the shade of...

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  • Cashew and mango: biological and...

    Banfora Shopping

    Wouol is a development association of several agricultural producers, mostly women (70%). We visited Wouol 14 km kilometers north of Banfora. There was also a small shop. With your purchases you support the interesting local initiatives and hard work of the local women In the shop you can buy 'home-made' dried mangos, cashew nuts, juices.The...

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  • Domes de Fabedougou

    Banfora Things to Do

    like The domes de Fabedougou consist of huge limestone formations that have been sculpted over millennia by erosion into surreal dome-like shapes. According to geological experts the formations date back to 1.8 billion years, when the whole area was an ocean. Sedimentary rocklayers of different thicknesses are developed. Some layers were harder and...

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Gaoua

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  • The Mysterious Ruins of Loropeni

    Gaoua Things to Do

    When you are on the road between Gaoua to Banfora than you should pay a one hour stop at the ruins of Loropeni. The ruins can be dated back to the 11th century, the ruins belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009, it was for Burkina Faso the first listed site.On the area you will find impressive upto 10m high walls, remains of a former...

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  • The Village of Obire and the Sanctuaire...

    Gaoua Things to Do

    If you like to see and to hear something about the Gan kings, than you have to come to Obiré.27 rectangular sanctuaries, restored by 'white men' can be marveled and when you are lucky, his majesty King Gan the 29th will guide you through personally . We were not that lucky, we had to be satisfied with one of his wives, but to our fullest...

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  • The Basket Makers of Houli

    Gaoua Things to Do

    On almost every market artisanal baskets are offered. How they are produced, you can see watch in Houli, close to Gaoua. Lobi women waiting for you the show you the technics and of course they like you to buy some as a souvenir directly from the origin.Perfect craftsmanship and worthwhile to see it's development.While you are there, take the also...

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Tiebele Corabie

  • Safari at the Nazinga Ranch

    Tiebele Corabie Things to Do

    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...

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  • Every seven year .......

    Tiebele Corabie Local Customs

    .... 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...

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Toumousseni

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    by The_Capricorn Written Mar 11, 2013

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    Close to the village Toumousséni in Banfora region a small village can be found with a sacred Baobab tree. The tree served the small villagers to hideaway from enemies in former days.

    The tree accommodates a big room of about 16 square meter with a height of 5 meter, it looks like a dome. Today is is the sleeping room of hundreds of bats.

    The tree still serves the villagers as a sacred place to give tribute to their
    ancestors.

    Take the road R28 from Banfora 13km to the west. Than take the earth road to west about 4km, it is the road to Soubakaniédougou. You will find the spot approx. at the right hand side, the challenge is of course to find the right junction to the 2km offside located village.

    Jimoh Lateef Dada, a excellent tour gude from Banfora, showed us this hidden attraction

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Bako

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    You go to Bako to walk in the jungle, but swimming in some of the secluded beaches is a great experience, particularly Paku beach. I even say a baby crocodile swim very close to me!

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Tengrela

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  • Boattrip: some small warnings

    Tengrela Warnings and Dangers

    The boattrip at the lake is great. The boats look maybe a bit rickety and unstable when boarding, but at the lake you will feel safe and peaceful.Keep in mind that there can be a lot of water on the bottom of the piroques, so don't wear your fancy shoes. Embarking can be a bit unstable stepping from one piroque to the other. The boatman will give...

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  • Basket from Tengrela

    Tengrela Shopping

    At the campement close to the landingplace of the canoes we took a rest and some drinks. While waiting fro the boatsman we had also plenty of time to look at the stands with local craft. In Tengrela the women make baskets.The baskets were brightly coloured in red/purple and turqoise/green. There were also balafons and small containers made of...

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  • Lake Tengrela: hippo lake

    Tengrela Things to Do

    The Tengrela lake is especially well-known for the hippos. The best chance of seeing hippo's is in the drier months from January to April. The best time of the day is early morning from 7.00-8.00 or in the late afternoon when the hippos are most active.Making a boatrrip at the lake by piroque brings you closer to the hippos. We made the boattrip at...

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Gaoua

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  • The Mysterious Ruins of Loropeni

    Gaoua Things to Do

    When you are on the road between Gaoua to Banfora than you should pay a one hour stop at the ruins of Loropeni. The ruins can be dated back to the 11th century, the ruins belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009, it was for Burkina Faso the first listed site.On the area you will find impressive upto 10m high walls, remains of a former...

    more
  • The Village of Obire and the Sanctuaire...

    Gaoua Things to Do

    If you like to see and to hear something about the Gan kings, than you have to come to Obiré.27 rectangular sanctuaries, restored by 'white men' can be marveled and when you are lucky, his majesty King Gan the 29th will guide you through personally . We were not that lucky, we had to be satisfied with one of his wives, but to our fullest...

    more
  • The Basket Makers of Houli

    Gaoua Things to Do

    On almost every market artisanal baskets are offered. How they are produced, you can see watch in Houli, close to Gaoua. Lobi women waiting for you the show you the technics and of course they like you to buy some as a souvenir directly from the origin.Perfect craftsmanship and worthwhile to see it's development.While you are there, take the also...

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Boromo

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  • STMB buses

    Boromo Transportation

    Boromo is 180km West of Ouagadougou, half way on the road to Bobo-Dioulasso.STMB buses leave in due time. Come in advance to the bus station.From Ouagadougou to Boromo: departure at 10.00; 180km, 2 hours; 3000 CFA (4.5€) per person.Take information at Boromo for the way back.You can also continue towards Bobo-Dioulasso: departure every day around...

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  • Birdwatching, 3.

    Boromo Things to Do

    I can't resist, and show other elephants here...They are always accompanied with these white birds. Don't know if they are Ardeolas or Egrettas.If somebody knows...

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  • Birdwatching, 2.

    Boromo Things to Do

    This one is called Ombrette in French (don't know he English name), scientific name: Scopus umbretta.It's easy to recognize it with it's anvil shaped head.

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