Burkina Faso might be economically poor, but the country is quite rich when it comes to culture and tradition. Great traditional music and handicrafts are the focal points of this country. With untouched wilderness and a few wildlife-watching destinations, Burkina Faso has the potential to become one of the best ecotourism destinations in the West African region.
Capital Ouagadougou (also known as Ouaga) is a bustling city with a grand market. The city has a flourishing music scene with concert venues and live performances. The city also houses numerous festivals throughout the year. Burkina Faso’s second-largest city Bobo-Dioulasso also offers similar experiences, but on a lower scale. The city is home to a few great restaurants and enjoys a subtropical atmosphere.
Burkina Faso’s main attraction lies in its rural and remote areas. Kassena country in the commune of Tiebele is known for its Sukhala houses – a collection of mud-brick huts. These unique huts are usually decorated with black, white and red geometrical shapes by the local village women. The rock formations of Sindou Peaks, accessible from the town of Banfora, is another unique attraction in Burkina Faso. Located in the country’s south-western region, these craggy peaks offer some great photo opportunities.
The alluring raw natural touch of Burkina Faso is the reason why people visit this country. Book a trip today and explore one of West Africa’s best ecotourism destinations.
Burkina Faso has the potential to become one of the best ecotourism destinations in the West African region.