Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Burkina Faso's climate is a tropical Sudano-Sahelian climate with two seasons
The rainy season extends from June to September. If the temperatures are bearable, the rain makes the slopes difficult to use
The dry season lasts the rest of the year. From October to March, the climate is dry and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. From April to June, the weather becomes very hot and temperatures surf around 40°C during the day and 30°C at night
Burkina Faso's currency is the CFA franc, a currency that remains stable. Like the rest of West Africa, Burkina Faso is very affordable for a Westerner, especially since the main foreign currencies are accepted for major purchases (euro, dollar...). It should be noted, however, that it is better to have cash on hand. Of course, the budget varies mainly according to the mode of travel and accommodation.
For French-speaking travellers from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Quebec, it is essential to have: a passport valid for more than 6 months after the end date of your stay in Burkina Faso; a tourist visa for Burkina Faso to be obtained before departure (check with the nearest diplomatic representation of Burkina Faso); a yellow fever vaccination certificate, mandatory.
The health situation in Burkina Faso varies depending on whether you are in town or in the savannah region, near rivers or in the Sahel region. A stay in the desert must be supervised. It is common to be bitten by insects, some of which transmit diseases (such as malaria or dengue fever). Care must be taken to avoid injections. In the desert, heat (during the day), cold (at night) and dehydration are the most to be feared. To travel to Burkina Faso, a yellow fever vaccine is mandatory. Vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis (DTP) and hepatitis A (unless immunized) are essential. Rabies is widespread everywhere and any animal bite must systematically and urgently consider vaccination after a bite. Finally, bring bottles of water or disinfectants to purify the water. This one is not always drinkable.