Burkina Faso Warnings and Dangers

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    embarking can be a bit unstable
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Burkina Faso Warnings and Dangers

  • African dust: your DSLR's sensor enemy

    If you fancy DSLR cameras and you have several lenses that you wish to use while touring around Burkina, well there are bad news. At the time of our visit it was the dry season, meaning that all dirt roads (even inside the cities) were full of red african dust. By the end of the day a fine layer of red dust was covering most of our clothes and hair...

  • Dangers??? No no!

    I can hardly imagine anyone encountering problems while travelling around Burkina. Locals are friendly and despite widespread poverty there had been minimal harassments. These were mainly in touristy areas where people have "discovered" that easy money can be made out of tourists. Besides no police check outs were experienced. The only "danger" I...

  • Ouagadougou at night

    I found Burkina Faso to be a very safe place to travel. However, I would always avoid the area around the main market in Ouagadougou after dark: it's cavernous and a little unnerving, and there have been many muggings southwest of this area in particular. I walked in many other areas late at night without feeling in any danger, but always took a...

  • I found Burkina Faso to be a...

    I found Burkina Faso to be a very safe country. Be however careful in Ouagadougou as I heard there is alot of pickpockets around. We felt very safe when going around in the country but dont be stupid and show money and values to people, then you may be robbed as you would in any country. PHOTO: OUR BUSH TAXI MAKES A STOP IN BOBO DIOULASSO.

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