Discover Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou, Tiebele, Bobo Dioulasso, Banfora, Niansogoni, Gaoua)

Discover Burkina Faso in this 9 Day tour of the country. Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres. On this tour, you explore the several cities and communities in Burkina Faso. Highlights of the are; Ouagadougou, which is the Capital of Burkina Faso, Tiebele, Bobo Dioulasso, Banfora, Niansogoni and Gaoua.

Tiebele

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  1. Day 1: OUAGADOUGOU

    Upon arrival at International Airport of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, land of honest people, you are assisted and transferred to Hotel for overnight.

    Meals included: None

    Hotel: Hotel Bravia

  2. Day 2: OUAGADOUGOU – TIEBELE – OUAGADOUGOU

    After breakfast, you will drive to Tiebele an authentic Kassena village Architecturally specific houses with wall paintings are typical for Kassena people who belong to the greater Gurunsi ethnic group, living in northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso. Wall decorating or painting is an ancient practice, but is, unfortunately, nowadays rapidly disappearing.

    In fact, there are only few families left in the village that still have their buildings freshly renovated – as I interpreted, mostly for the purposes of tourism, at least that. In the afternoon, drive back to Ouagadougou for overnight.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Hotel: Hotel Bravia

  3. Day 3: OUAGADOUGOU – BOBO DIOULASSO

    Today, you will drive to the country’s second largest city and its chief trade and industrial centre, Bobo Dioulasso has bicycle assembly works, cigarette factories, cotton gins, and a variety of food-processing plants. The sale of ivory, bronze, and iron handicrafts as well as traditionally crafted jewelry is economically significant. Fruits and vegetables are sold in the large marketplace. Major roads radiate from the city, and it is a stop on the rail line between Abidjan (capital of Côte d’Ivoire) and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital.

    Borgo International Airport is just to the west. Bobo Dioulasso is an Islamic centre with a large clay mosque dramatically studded with wooden pikes. It has a college, the West African Centre for Economic and Social Studies, and it is the seat of government research institutes for geology and mines and for cotton and textiles. Upon arrival, check in Hotel Sissiman and start a short city tour including the mosque, the old quarter (Kibidwe) the catfish in the river, the Music Museum and the Provincial Museum. Back to Hotel for overnight.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Hotel: Hotel Sissiman

  4. Day 4: BOBO DIOULASSO – BANFORA – SINDOU

    Breakfast at hotel followed by departure to Banfora called the Cascade Region of Burkina Faso. You will visit a natural rock formation called “Les domes de Fabedougou” the waterfalls of Karfiguela, Continue to Sindou for overnight.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Hotel: Campement de Sindou

  5. Day 5: SINDOU – NIANSOGONI – BOBO DIOULASSO

    Early morning after an early breakfast, you will drive to Niansogoni, a village on a hill. By seeing this village, you will have the Impression to be in Dogon Country, in Mali. You will visit the troglodytes in caves. Walk down to the vehicle and drive to Bobo Dioulasso via Banfora.

    Upon arrival in Bobo Dioulasso, you will check in Hotel for overnight.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Hotel: Hotel Sissiman

  6. Day 6: BOBO DIOULASSO – GAOUA

    Breakfast at Hotel and drive to Gaoua. Upon arrival in Gaoua, check in Hotel and lunch.

    Afternoon, you will drive to Loropeni a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A guided tour will lead you to the ruins of Loropeni, then Continue to Obire to visit the Gan King. There are seven tribes who came from Ghana, and it is Gan tribe who has a King. You will great the King, visit the sanctuary and the representation of all the Kings and 4 Queens.

    According to them, one should not be King if you are under 40 years which is the reason why they had four Queen. Drive back to Gaoua for overnight.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Hotel: Auberge 11 Decembre

  7. Day 7: GAOUA

    Today will be devoted to the discovery of Gaoua, the Museum, women Cooperative and the market. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Hotel: Auberge 11 Decembre

  8. Day 8: GAOUA – OUAGADOUGOU

    After breakfast you will drive to Ouagadougou, on your way lunch stop in Sabou, where you have sacred crocodiles. Learn about those crocodiles. Continue to Ouagadougou. Upon arrival, check in hotel for overnight.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Hotel: Hotel Bravia

  9. Day 9: OUAGADOUGOU – MANEGA – OUAGADOUGOU – DEPARTURE

    After breakfast, drive to Manega a village located at 50 km from Ouagadougou. Upon arrival visit a very interesting historical and cultural museum, learn about all the tribes in Burkina Faso, and drive back to Ouagadougou to discover the artisan village, the FESPACO place, and time permitting visit the Museum. Transfer to a restaurant for a farewell dinner. You are transferred to airport for your onward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  •  Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
  •  Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  •  Transportation in private vehicle
  •  Experienced tour guide
  •  Admission to listed sites
  •  Meals indicated
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