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Hi guys. Welcome to Wtravel. What are the things you need to know about Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Do you need vaccine before going there? Is it safe to travel? Best time to go and how long to stay? Here is the best things to do in Ouagadougou.
• This is Bazoule Crocodile Park. You can feed the crocodiles, touch them or you can
• Grand Mosque, Ouagadougou Cathedral, Monument of National Heroes, Reserve de Nazinga and others. Please keep watching.
• Burkina Faso is located in West Africa and formerly known as Upper Volta.
It is one of the least developed countries in Africa and citizens are known as Burkinabé. French is the official language but it is not widely spoken. Moore is spoken by a great majority of the population.
Population is around 20 million
Currency CFA, franc
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• Ouagadougou is also known as Ouaga and its meaning “land of the honest people” It is the capital and largest city in Burkina Faso. With over 2 million population this city is famous with its musical tradition and beautiful handicraft. 2 or 3 days will be enough to visit this city.

National Museum of Music exhibits all the musical instruments of Burkina Faso. There are many musical events in the city during the year.

• Laongo Sculpture Symposium Features many beautiful granite sculptures made by African artists. It is located 40 km east of the city, about one hour far from Ouagadougou, recommended duration is around 1hour.
very quiet,and interesting place in the nature, not very well maintained but still very interesting to see.
• Reserve de Nazinga set up in the 1970s by two Canadian brothers.
It covers about 100.000 hectares and shelters over 20,000 animals, including elephants , monkeys, antelopes, warthogs, crocodiles, and more then 300 species of birds. Top attraction is safari ride and seeing the elephants.
• The National Museum is one of the most popular cultural facility in Ouagadougou. You can see kinds of masks, traditional costumes of local people and hand-made items in this museum. The city also famous with gorgeous handmade items.
• Monument of National Heroes is definitely a must see for its architecture and beauty.
• The Grand Mosque is surrounded by the market. Nice to visit both.
• Ouagadougou Cathedral is one of the biggest cathedrals in Burkina Faso and West Africa. It built in the 1930s by the French. It’s walls were built with mud brick.

• When to go Ouagadougou
The climate of Burkina Faso is generally sunny,hot and dry. Daytime temperatures are hot all the year.Hot season from February to June(about 40°C in the shade) better to refrain from visiting the country during these months.
Rainy season from June to September.
• What to know
Reconsider travelling to north of Burkina Faso due to terror. Some areas have increased risk in 2018.

Do I Need Vaccine for Burkina Faso
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Burkina Faso.
Read the World Health Organization
WHO recommends and Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need. Yellow Fever , Hepatitis A, Malaria, Typhoid

Yellow Fever is a risk in Burkina Faso so make sure to stay up-to-date on vaccinations. Recommended for all travelers.

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Eat and drink safely

Motorcycles are the most used transportation vehicles. Dusty concrete and red roads are crowded with thousands of motorcycles and street peddlers.
Ouagadougou doesn’t have many attractions for tourists so travelling Burkina Faso might not suit for the first time travellers but it can be nice for adventurers who want to discover the hidden gems of west of Africa and different African cultures.

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OUAGADOUGOU is one of the best place to visit in Africa while your Africa travel.
One of the top things to do in OUGADOUGU TRAVEL is crocodile park.
If you wonder what to see in OUAGA DOUGOU you watch BURKINA FASO travel guide.

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Chronicling our family trip to West Africa in Oct-Dec 2016.

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Wonderful Earth - National Parks in Burkina Faso

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1. Arli National Park

2. Deux Balés National Park

3. Kaboré Tambi National Park

4. W National Park

Unesco Biosphere reserve
Mare aux Hippopotames

Ramsar sites
Mare d'Oursi

Complete reserves
1. Bontioli Reserve

2. Madjoari Reserve

3. Singou Reserve

Partial reserves
1. Partial Reserve of Arly
2. Partial Reserve of Kourtiagou

3. Partial Reserve of Nakéré

4. Partial Reserve of Pama

5. Sylvo-Pastoral and Partial Faunal Reserve of the Sahel

Other reserves from IUCN-Categories I-VI
Nazinga Game Ranch (Ranch de Nazinga)

Protected forests
1. Boulon Forest

2. Deux Balés Forest
3. Dibon Forest

4. Dida Forest

5. Diéfoula Forest

6. Laba Forest

7. Logoniégué Forest

8. Koflandé Forest

9. Mou Forest

10. Pâ Forest


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A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently, there is a common idea: the conservation of wild nature for posterity and as a symbol of national pride. An international organization, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its World Commission on Protected Areas, has defined National Park as its Category II type of protected areas.

While this type of national park had been proposed previously, the United States established the first public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, Yellowstone National Park, in 1872. Although Yellowstone was not officially termed a national park in its establishing law, it was always termed such in practice and is widely held to be the first and oldest national park in the world. Some would say that the first official national park to be designated as such at its creation was Mackinac Island, legislated in 1875. Australia's Royal National Park, established in 1879, was the world's third official national park. In 1895 ownership of Mackinac Island was transferred to the State of Michigan as a state park and national park status was consequently lost. As a result Australia's Royal National Park is by some considerations the second oldest national park now in existence.

The largest national park in the world meeting the IUCN definition is the Northeast Greenland National Park, which was established in 1974. According to the IUCN, 6,555 national parks worldwide met its criteria in 2006. IUCN is still discussing the parameters of defining a national park.

National parks are almost always open to visitors. Most national parks provide outdoor recreation and camping opportunities as well as classes designed to educate the public on the importance of conservation and the natural wonders of the land in which the national park is located.


Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Burkina Faso

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1. Ouagadougou
2. Bobo-Dioulasso
3. Koudougou
4. Ouahigouya
5. Banfora
6. Dédougou
7. Kaya
8. Dori
9. Tenkodogo
10. Reo


Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. As of 2014, its population is estimated at just over 17.3 million.

Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed Burkina Faso on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Residents of Burkina Faso are known as Burkinabè. French is an official language of government and business.

Prior to the conquest of what is now Burkina Faso by the French and other colonial powers during the late 19th century the country was ruled by various ethnic groups including the Mossi kingdoms. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the country underwent many governmental changes. Today it is a semi-presidential republic. Blaise Compaoré was the most recent president and ruled the country from 1987until he was ousted from power by the popular youth upheaval of 31 October 2014.

The northwestern part of today's Burkina Faso was populated by hunter-gatherers between 14,000 and 5000 BC. Their tools, including scrapers, chisels and arrowheads, were discovered in 1973 through archeological excavations. Agricultural settlements were established between 3600 and 2600 BC. The Bura culture was an Iron-Age civilization centered in the southwest portion of modern-day Niger and in the southeast part of contemporary Burkina Faso. Iron industry, in both smelting and forging for tools and weapons, had developed in Sub-Saharan Africa by 1200 BC.

Historians debate the exact dates when Burkina Faso's many ethnic groups arrived in the country. The Proto-Mossi arrived in the far eastern part of what is today Burkina Faso sometime between AD 700 and the 11th century, the Samo arrived around the 1400s, the Dogon lived in Burkina Faso's north and northwest regions until sometime in the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries and many of the other diverse ethnic groups which currently make up the country's population arrived in the region during this time.

During the Middle Ages the Mossi established several separate kingdoms including the kingdoms of Tenkodogo, Yatenga, Gourma, Zandoma, and Ouagadougou. Sometime between 1328 and 1338 Mossi warriors raided Timbuktu but the Mossi were defeated by Sonni Ali of Songhai at the Battle of Kobi in Mali in 1483.

During the early 16th century the Songhai conducted many slave raids into what is today Burkina Faso. During the 18th Century the Gwiriko Empire was established at Bobo Dioulasso and ethnic groups such as the Dyan, Lobi, and Birifor settled along the Black Volta.


Top10 Recommended Hotels in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Top10 Recommended Hotels in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: 1. Laico Ouaga 2000 *****
2. Bravia Hotel Ouagadougou ****
3. Sopatel Silmandé ****
4. Maison d'hôtes Chez Giuliana
5. Le Grand Calao ***
6. Hôtel Les Palmiers
7. Villa Yiri Suma
8. L'Hacienda
9. Residence Hotel Lwili
10. Hotel Splendid Ouagadougou ****

1. Boulevard Pascal Zagré 01, 0000 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $260 - $364
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi, Laico Ouaga 2000 is located in Ouagadougou. Guests can relax in the garden and have a drink at the onsite bar. Free parking is available at the property.
2. Sector 4, District ZACA, 01 BP 4883 Ouagadougu 01, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $175 - $248
Offering a barbecue and views of the pool, Bravia Hotel Ouagadougou is located in Ouagadougou. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
3. Route De Kaya, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $154 - $249
Located 1.7 mi from National Museum of Music, Sopatel Silmandé in Ouagadougou has an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. Featuring a fitness center, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The property is 2.2 mi from Burkina Faso National Museum.
4. RUE LAMIN GUEYE P. 733, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $40 - $55
Providing free WiFi and a garden, Maison d'hôtes Chez Giuliana is located in Ouagadougou. This bed and breakfast offers a shared kitchen and a concierge service. The property is a 10-minute drive to the National Museum of Music.
5. 10 BP 573, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $62 - $76
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Le Grand Calao is located in Tanganéro. Free WiFi access is available.
6. 856 rue Joseph Badoua, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $80 - $83
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, Hôtel Les Palmiers is located in Ouagadougou, an 8-minute walk from Ouagadougou Main Market. Among the various facilities of this property are barbecue facilities and a garden. The restaurant serves Grill/Bbq and European cuisine.
7. 428 avenue du Président Maurice Yameogo secteur 04 Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $49 - $61
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Villa Yiri Suma offers accommodations in Ouagadougou, a few steps from Clinic Philadelphia. Free private parking is available on site.
8. Rue 5.45, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $98 - $134
L'Hacienda features free WiFi throughout the property, an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with air conditioning in Ouagadougou.
9. 12-63 avenue Sacré Coeur de Dapoya, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $50 - $68
Located in Ouagadougou, a 19-minute walk from National Museum of Music, Residence Hotel Lwili has accommodations with free bikes. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 1 km from Havana Club (good for a beer) and around a 15-minute walk from Jardin de L'Amitie (Beer garden - daily live music, expats). Rooms are equipped with a terrace with a pool view.
10. 1108 Avenue du Dr Kwame Nkrumah 01 BP 1715 Ouaga 01 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Price range: $123 - $205
Featuring free WiFi and an indoor pool, Hotel Splendid Ouagadougou offers accommodations in Ouagadougou. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

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Banfora Is One Of The Best Places in Burkina Faso

Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people. It is the capital of the Comoe province. The city lies 85 kilometers south-west of Bobo-Dioulasso, on the Abidjan – Ouagadougou Railway.
Banfora is a sleepy town in one of the most beautiful areas in Burkina Faso. It has delightful accommodation and eating options and therefore makes an ideal base for exploring the lush surrounding countryside. The town itself has a lively Sunday market, with plenty of goods from nearby Côte d'Ivoire.
The town of Banfora is easily Burkina Faso’s biggest tourism center, and there is good reason why. While the town of Banfora itself is quite pleasant, it is the surrounding region that is full of worthy tourism gems. The best part is that all of the places are easy to visit and hassle-free. From waterfalls, to hippos, to the beautiful Sindou Peaks, there’s enough excitement around Banfora to keep you in the area for at the very least a couple days. This town has all the makings of a backpacker’s paradise, and I have to think that if it manages to cling somewhat to what it is now, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a much larger tourism destination than it already is.

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Another awesome day here in Burkina Faso, I rode out to a place called the Karifuelga waterfalls just outside of the town of Banfora. All over Burkina Faso the tourism infrastructure has been better than anywhere I've seen of yet in west Africa. Although I'm sure when I get to Ghana it will trump this place as well. Anyways, the waterfalls are only about a 20-30 minute drive from town and are really cool. You're not going to find Niagara Falls here, but the Karifuelga waterfalls are still really beautiful, and you'll have them all to yourself!

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