Burkina Faso is a wild and welcoming destination. If the "land of honest men" is particularly famous for solidarity tourism, Burkina Faso must not be reduced to this. Quite the contrary! Discuss with a Burkina Faso tourist guide, he will be inexhaustible on the country's assets. He will describe Ouagadougou, commonly known as "Ouaga", the capital of crafts. They will talk about the green valleys of the Lobi country and the great reserve of the W Park. He will talk about the curiosities of the Senoufo country, the architecture of Tiébélé and its Kasséna houses, Banfora and its fabulous waterfalls, Tengrela and its hippopotamuses... Convinced? Then go and discover Burkina Faso. You will witness scenes of folk life, you will see with your own eyes the formidable mosaic of the country's ethnic groups: Fulani, Mossi, Gourounsi, Bobo... Finally, you can admire magnificent landscapes that change with the seasons and a rich wildlife. Above all, you will have much to learn from the hospitality of the Burkinabe people, certainly the country's greatest asset.

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When to go to Burkina Faso?

When to go to Burkina Faso? Burkina Faso's tourist season runs from November to March. Temperatures are warmer in particular. However, going to Burkina Faso between June and September allows you to discover a green and humid face of the country that contrasts with the dryness of the rest of the year. In addition to the climate, the main cultural events (which take place mainly between November and February) and nature can determine the choice of departure date

Those who come to Burkina Faso to admire its great wildlife will choose the end of the dry season, at the risk of being a little warm. January and February offer the best compromise between climate and wildlife visibility, but March and April offer even better visibility, as vegetation is now scarce and animals are concentrated around water points

How to go to Burkina Faso? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Travel offers for Burkina Faso mainly concern accompanied tours of 8 or 15 days. Some of them combine the discovery of the country with Ghana, Togo, Benin. If you wish, it is advisable to deal directly with these professionals who are good advisors. Finally, if you want to focus on the human aspect of your adventure, stays in villages in Burkina Faso focus on exchanges with the population.

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Of course, flying is the best (if not the only) way to get to Burkina Faso. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure! Some sites help you to find the best flight tickets at the best price.

Travelling around the country is done by private vehicle or public transport (buses, bush taxis). Locally you can also use bicycles, motorcycles, camels, pinnacles, canoes or feet for hiking. The choice of mode of travel will determine the trip. A private vehicle will make it possible to cover more sites and in a much more comfortable way than public transport, which will offer a much stronger contact with the population.

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When to travel?

When to go to Burkina Faso? Burkina Faso's tourist season runs from November to March. Temperatures are warmer in par...
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Weather forecast

Burkina Faso's climate is a tropical Sudano-Sahelian climate with two seasons

The rainy season extends from Ju...
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Budget

Burkina Faso's currency is the CFA franc, a currency that remains stable. Like the rest of West Africa, Burkina Faso...
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Formalities

For French-speaking travellers from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Quebec, it is essential to have:...
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Health

The health situation in Burkina Faso varies depending on whether you are in town or in the savannah region, near rive...
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How to travel by yourself?

Of course, flying is the best (if not the only) way to get to Burkina Faso. To obtain attractive rates, it is essenti...
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How to get organized?

Travel offers for Burkina Faso mainly concern accompanied tours of 8 or 15 days. Some of them combine the discovery o...
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Getting around

Travelling around the country is done by private vehicle or public transport (buses, bush taxis). Locally you can als...
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