Burkina Faso, meaning literally «country of the honest men», is a small country nestled in the heart of West Africa. Despite their poverty, the Burkinabe are inhabited by a undeniable joy of life. Burkina Faso is all about its culture, which is very rich and important, either because of the many festivals or simply because of the authentic values carried by the locals.
Official language(s) French
Currency Franc CFA (XOF)
International airport(s) Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou, OUA)
Did you know? There are more than 60 national languages in this country.
Area, Capital 274 400 km2 , Ouagadougou
Place revered by the Senoufos, a people of Burkina Faso, is located near the city of Bobo-Dioulasso. These peaks, rangy and twisted, have been scuplted by the wind since millions of years. Rising at more than 400 meters high, they are seen as the ancestors of the Senoufos.
You are going to live, over there, a real immersion in the heart og African culture. The city truly is a center of cultural activities were artisans rub shoulders with merchants, musicians… Despite the markets’ hectic pace, a calm and peacful atmosphere often convinces the traveler to stay there a little longer than expected.
Reposant sur la culture de la canne à sucre, cette petite bourgade sympathique est construite aux abords du fleuve Comoé, celui-ci sinuant doucement jusqu’en Côte d’Ivoire. Tout près de la ville se trouvent de jolies cascades rafraichissantes, les cascades de Karfiguela, ainsi que le lac de Tengrela et ses hippopotames.
The Sahel, this protected area located north of the country, fits perfectly with the idea we all have about Africa: sandy and desertic, only a few gazelles and gerbils live there. Small cities are hidden, waiting to be visited, were we can find beautiful and colorful markets, such as Gorom-Gorom or Dori markets.
Burkina Faso Tourism : http://www.burkinatourism.com