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Geography and tourism

 

Burkina Faso is completely landlocked and has therefore no sea ports. It belongs to the Sahel countries.


Pure Africa
Burkina Faso is not yet discovered by tourists. It is still purely Africa. It belongs to one of the safest destinations of West Africa. Especially for people who search adventure, it is a must.


On the road between the great cities of Ouagadougou (as the capital city with more than 1 million inhabitants) and Bobo-Dioulasso (the old capital by approximately 360,000 inhabitants) is a number of Holy Lakes, where chickens are sacred crocodiles. In the village of Houndé is a place where herds of elephants with some regularity.


The northern part of Burkina Faso is located in the Sahel. Base is the town of Dori. Gorom-Gorom, lies in the extreme north of Burkina Faso. Visitors get here, and rightly so, the end of the inhabited world feeling. Anyone who now will also want to travel on foot, by camel or with a 4 x 4 off-road vehicle to do so.


This is the area where the nomadic Tuareg and Peul peoples life, who, with their herds of around, looking for good pastures. As one of the highlights of any visit to Burkina Faso, a visit to the weekly market in Gorom-Gorom, where Africans from the wide surroundings, even from Mali and Niger, come to trade. Also worth a visit are the livestock market in Djibo and Bani, where the Prophet seven special local mosques are.
In the South of Burkina Faso attend the Gourounsi. This people paints their houses with beautiful geometric patterns. The most beautiful houses in the village of Tiébélé. Here, among other things, the Swiss architect Le Corbusier his inspiration.


The extreme southwest of Burkina Faso has a very unique character and differs greatly from landscaping the rest of the country. It is significantly more humid, so here on the border with Côte d'Ivoire. The atmosphere is that of tropical Africa. Here extensive rice terraces surrounded by banana tree’s There's more relief. From a sheer cliff face a waterfall. Huge kapok trees hide a lake with hippos. The eastern part of the border area is Pays Lobi. The Lobi build their living area’s as small, mud castles. They are known for the wooden for older images that they create.
The most important element of the Lobi culture that has been preserved, the cabarets, places on the side of the road where traditional (hot) beer is brewed, music is created and, above all, a lot is consumed.