Country name:  Burkina Faso

Sub-region: West Africa

Capital: Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso or the country of honest men or Thomas Sankara’s country is a staple of the western region. Both urban and desertic, between craft village, in Ouagadougou (Ouaga for short) the capital that moves, your burkinabe stay will be filled with surprises. The Faso, invites you to immerse yourself in the heart of history and culture through the major sites such as the Mogho Naba palace. Plan to stroll in the heart of Bobodioulasso, to hike in Banfora, to admire the Karfiguela falls and cliffs, the Sindou cliffs and to take a break at the Tengrela lake. The 7th art has an important place in Burkina. You can visit the « place des cinéastes » (filmmakers square) in Ouagadougou, and with a bit of luck you might participate in the famous Panafrican film festival of Ouagadougou, one of the biggest film event of the african continent.

Currency: Franc CFA

Official languages, languages spoken:  

  • Official language: French
  • National languages: the Mooré in the Center, the Dioula in the South and the Fulfuldé in the North

Mandatory vaccination:  

  • Yellow fever
  • Essential and advised: the Meningitis, the cholera, typhoid fever and hepatitis (A and B)

Airlines flying to the destination:  Air France /Turkish Airlines / Brussels Airlines / Air Burkina / Royal Air Maroc / Air Algerie / Tunisair / Ethiopian Airlines / Emirates

Editor’s words  What we love in Burkina Faso it’s the « unknown destination » factor. We feel a perfect harmony between the urban side of the beautiful Ouaga and the prehistory with its troglodyte villages.

We tested for you Every Friday morning between 6 :30 and 7, the moro-naba, traditional chef of Mossi aristocracy leaves his palace dressed in purple and accompanied by the whole court, to engage in the traditional Nabayius Gou (sometimes also called « the false departure of the Emperor for war »). The ceremony takes place at the Moro Naba palace. — Diane Audrey

Quote/proverb:  As long as you have talks (the mouth), you find your way

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