TRAVEL EXPERIENCE IN BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso is a great tourist destination for African culture lovers. Burkina Faso means in Mossi language “land of the noble people”. Burkina Faso has little natural resources and the Sahara desert advances many kilometers every year. Nonetheless, despite its historical poverty a unique film festival “Fespaco” is celebrated every two years in Ouagadougou. A travel experience along Burkina Faso will evolve around some of its 60 different ethnic groups. Each of these tribes has its own specific masked dances, music and rhythms. Discovering them is one of Burkina Faso’s main attractions.
Together with its rich cultural heritage, Burkina Faso offers amazing landscapes around the desert area of Gorom Gorom, waterfalls, natural lakes, and several protected areas where we can organize you an incredible safari.
TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS OF BURKINA FASO
Ouagadougou is Burkina Faso’s capital but still retains the feeling of a bin village. Burkina Faso is a rural nation and Ouagadougou is a loyal reflection of this reality. It is worth visiting the different neighborhoods, the popular markets, and the artisan quarter. For culture lovers we propose the National museum of Ouagadougou welcomes a combination of traditional villages which represent the different cultures and tribes of Burkina Faso.
The international saloon of arts and crafts ( SIAO ) and the festival of cinema ( FESPACO ) are the tourist spots that the tourists will enjoy the most at Ouagadougou. Indeed these two festivals take place every two years in Ouagadougou. The International Saloon of Arts and Crafts (SIAO) is a way to promote African craft industry and a better way to learn about African art because all African countries are represented. With the Festival of cinema (FESPACO) which is unique in Africa because it facilitates the screening of all African Films.
The wildlife park of Ziniaré has an important variety of animals living in captivity. There, you can find elephants, lions, antelopes and many other species; it is a very fine place to visit. If you have extra time you can visit the house of the president Mr. Blaise Compaoré near the wildlife park.
The museum of Manega, 50km north of Ouagadougou, preserves more than 500 sacred masks having all participated in rituals in front of dead men.
Koudougou and the sacred crocodiles of Sabou. The town of Koudougou with his sacred crocodiles of Sabou also has a lot of reputation. Indeed, the inhabitants venerate crocodiles in this region and for good reason. The crocodiles are harmless and you can easily sit on them and take memorable pictures.
Bobo-Dioulasso is the second city of Burkina Faso and cultural center of the country. In the city center there is the old, grand mosque of Dioulassoba built in 1890.
Banfora. Among the surroundings of Bobo Dioulasso is the town of Banfora which conceals the most beautiful tourist spots of the west. Indeed we can find the Natural Waterfall of Banfora which attracts each year over three thousand (3000) tourists. It is a heavenly place and tourists can take the opportunity to relax there.
Lake of Tengrela is a small lake near Banfora in Burkina Faso. It is known for its hippopotamuses. Locals believe that these hippopotamuses do not attack humans because they are sacred hippopotamuses. It is 2km long and 1.5 km wide.
The Peaks of Sindou, classified by the United Nation as a world treasure, are a beautiful sandstorm chain which attracts musicians as well as tourists.
The National Parks of Arly and the W are able to provide mostly for those who fall in love with the nature the opportunity to find a large variety of animals.
The cliffs of Gobnangoua are also among the tourist spots that guests can visit and they may fill with wonder face to vertiginous view the cliffs offers.
The Reserve of Nazinga is one of the most sought after places of tourists’ interest in Burkina Faso. Elephants are the center of attraction in this game reserve park. Nazinga Game Reserve has the largest concentration of elephants not only in Burkina Faso, but also in entire West Africa.
The seven Mosques of Bani. Built by a rich merchant some 50 years ago the beautiful 7 mosques of Bany are crumbing down.
%u2028%u2028Gorom Gorom hosts one of the Sahel’s most spectacular markets on Thursdays. It is interesting to visit the Tuareg and Fulani camps around the dunes of Gorom Gorom.
ORGANISING YOUR TRIP TO BURKINA FASO
Middle-Africa organises travel tours to every corner of Burkina Faso all year around. Please feel free to contact us at any time.