The tourism industry is relatively small, but the county’s true gems are in the more remote areas, outside of the cities. Which has an enchanting beauty of the landscapes. Here you can also take part in a unique culture and genuine hospitality from the Burkinabé people. Due to the country being in the middle of the continent Africa, it borders six countries, not having any link to the ocean.
This makes the country’s climate generally hot, sunny and dry. While a few months over the year, the rainy season will bring a tropical wet-dry climate. The northern part experiences a more heavy rainfall than the south, and it consists of savannas with stunted trees that will flourish during the rainy season. More than half of the population are muslims and are unevenly distributed among the different regions. Half of the population lives in the central and eastern regions. In the remaining regions, the population is spread out more separately.
Located about 50 km west of Banfora, you will find one of Burkina Faso’s most spectacular scenery, the narrow craggy chain of Sindou Peaks. Sculptured by natural elements, forming tortuous cone sculptures. It is a geological fantasyland that is ideal for hiking.
In Tiébélé you will find the Cour Royale, aka the Royal Court. Here live more than 450 people in traditional painted houses, which is called sukhalas. Couples live in rectangular huts, children live with their grandparents in octagonal huts and single people in round ones. Every house has its drawing on them, with a unique meaning. Ex fertility, wisdom, afterlife, etc. It is a marvelous experience and accessible with a local guide.
Cascades de Karfiguéla
This is a series of waterfalls running through the Kamoé river in the southwestern part of Burkina Faso. Visit here during or after the rainy season for the best chance of taking a dip in a natural pool. If you want to visit before the rainy season you may have a chance to reach the waterfalls by a scenic road with mango trees alongside it. Either way, it is a must.
Or known locally, Bobo, is the second-largest city in Burkina Faso. This is a pitstop for travellers for a reason. Here you can explore the city’s small-town charm, best and preferably by moped, seeing the different surrounding sights. By night the music scene comes alive, with thrilling live music. Enjoy it with the city’s excellent foods and drinks.