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Ouagadougou

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Bobo-Dioulasso

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Banfora

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Kankalaba

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Gaoua

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Dori

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Boromo

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Bazoule

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Bako

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Ouagadougou

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  • Moulin Rouge

    Ouagadougou Restaurants

    This restaurant and bar is an excellent place to sit outside and watch the main street in Ouagadougou. They have nice white linen tablecloths, excellent waitresses, a good menu and cold beers. They even have take-away pizzas you can phone ahead for. I just stopped by for a drink, but had a nice beer and watched the city go by slowly. That's...

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  • Laico Ouaga 2000 Hotel

    Ouagadougou Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Yellow Fever Certificate

    Ouagadougou Warnings and Dangers

    If you plan to travel to Burkina Faso, you must have an International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow card) that has been validated by an approved vaccination clinic. To be effective against the virus you need to do this at least 10 days before travel. I was the first person off of my airplane at just after Midnight. A soldier quickly ran down a...

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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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  • Hotel Teria

    Bobo-Dioulasso Hotels

    There are 2 hotels in Bobo with the name Teria. The other is called Teria 2. The rooms are situated...

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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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Banfora

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  • Domes de Fabedougou

    Banfora Things to Do

    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 had...

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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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Kankalaba

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  • Tourni, blacksmiths

    Kankalaba Things to Do

    The Senufo village of Tourni is well known because of its blacksmiths. Most of them were not in the village because it was market day in Kankalaba, Luckily we met a blacksmith in his the workingplace. So we could see his crafmanships and got some explanation. Luckliy Lateef our guide spoke most of the local languages en could give us the...

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  • Tourni, Senufo village

    Kankalaba Things to Do

    Thanks to our guide Lateef we could visit Tourni, a small Senufo village and get a glimpse of the daily village life. Lateef knows the people. We got permission from the chief to stroll around in the village. Later we could have an audience with the chief. When we walked around in the village, the villagers were very friendly to us. Many kids came...

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  • Kankalaba market

    Kankalaba Things to Do

    On our way to the Senoufe village Tourni we passed Kankalaba. It was very busy, because it was marketday. So we decided to make a stop on the way back. We had to buy fresh fruits for our picnic lunch. It was a lifely market visited by people from the villages in the region. In Tourni we found out there were many people not at home, like the...

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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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  • Hotel Hala

    Gaoua Hotels

    Except some budget accomnmdations with a few rooms Gaoua has only one midrange hotel with 22 rooms....

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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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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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Bazoule

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  • Local art and craft

    Bazoule Shopping

    On the way back from the sacred lake and the tortoise conservation centre we saw a colourfully pianted artisanal centre with weavers, wood and bronze workers. In the shop of the cooperation of local artists you can buy work of the weavers, paintings and bronze and wooden statues. I liked some of them, but they were too big to travel with and to...

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  • African Nile crocodile in Bazoulé lake

    Bazoule Things to Do

    The African Nile crocodile is the most common crocodile in Africa. Totally there are 13 crocodile species in Africa. In Burkina Faso the crocodile is considered as a sacred animal. We decided to visit the sacred crocodile lake of Bazoulé. The place is not far from Ouagadougou an can be visited easily in a one day trip in combination with the King's...

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  • Old tortoise home

    Bazoule Things to Do

    Between the ticket office and the sacred crocrodile lake is also a tortoise conservation centre. The largest continental land tortoise in Africa is threatened with extinction. In some countries in the Sahel they are killed for their meat. In Burkina Faso they are believed to link men and the spirits as a sign of virtue, happiness, fertility and...

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Bako

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    Besides treking, a dip in the beaches is...

    by Kokiwebs Written Jun 1, 2009

    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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