Burkina Faso

Land of honest people

Burkina Faso JOURNEYS

Mud mosques and colorful tribes

'Land of people of integrity'; Burkina Faso owes its remarkable nickname to its inhabitants. They regularly vent their hearts through teasing with which they remove dissatisfaction in a playful and humorous way. As a result, the more than sixty ethnic groups have been living together peacefully for centuries. Each group has its own artistic style. The Mossiare known for their large antelope masks, the Lobi for their expressive sculptures and the Bobo for their butterfly masks and musical instruments. The musical city of Bobo Dioulass o is located in the green south with its rivers full of hippos and crocodiles, Lake Tangréla, the waterfalls of Karfiguéla , the rock wall of Banfora and the rocky peaks of Sindou . Along the border with Ghana, Togo and Benin are game parks and nature reserves such as Nazinga and Arli-Singou with the largest elephant and lion populations in West Africa respectively. In the arid north, visitors are transported to another world with sand dunes, dromedaries, 'blue' men (touaregs), the colorful weekly market of Gorom-Gorom and the mud mosques of Bani that do not face east but face the largest of the seven . However different the Burkinabes are, they have one thing in common: their love for two-wheelers with or without a motor. Cycling was even declared the national sport. That brought the country a new tourist attraction: the annual 'Tour du Faso'.

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Ouagadougou

With 1.4 million inhabitants, Ouagadougou is burkina Faso's largest city, as well as the capital. Ouagadougou attracts many people from all over the country, giving the city a lively character.

The Sahel

The Sahel (southern Sahara) is located in the northeast of Burkina Faso, bordering Mali and Niger. In the dry landscape live the Islamic Pod and the itinerant Touaregs.

Sacred crocodiles

In Bazoulé, where the main group of this country lives, the Mossi, you should definitely take a look at the waterhole with sacred crocodiles. To lure crocodiles out of the lake...

Parc National du W

In the east of the country is the cross-border Parc National du W, which in Burkina consists of Parc du Pama, Parc de l'Arli and Parc du Singou. In addition to elephants, buffaloes, hippos and lions...

Gurunsi

The Gurunsi, a population group, consists of a number of different ethnic groups living on the border of Ghana and Burkina Faso. The different groups have mostly similarities...

Senoufo

The Senoufo is an ethnic group, living according to a strict class system similar to the caste system in India. The farmers are at the top and musicians are at the very bottom. Farming is ...

Land of the Lobi

The Lobi is an ethnic group, originally from Ghana, living in the south of Burkina Faso. The name Lobi means 'children of the forest'. The Lobi lead a very traditional...

OUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

Gert & Guy Claessen

dorian, We have come home from an unforgettable journey and have never been bored. We were prepared for 'Un program fort' and that turned out to be the case. We had to deal with a number of long travel days, during which there was hardly any movement - except for the shaking back and forth on the bad roads. An extra day of rest would have been appropriate here and there, but on the other hand we immediately got an extremely fascinating and complete insight into the ins and outs of these th…

TOURING BY Burkina Faso

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. In our blog you can read the latest developments.

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