Burkina may not have many big-ticket attractions yet it invariably wins the hearts of travellers for the warmth of its welcome.
Ouaga, as it's affectionately dubbed, lacks standout sights and its architecture doesn't have much to turn your head, but it thrives as an eclectic arts hub, with dance and concert venues, live bands, theatre companies, a busy festival schedule and beautiful handicrafts.
It may not be a national park, but it certainly matches the best. The star attractions at Nazinga are its elephants, which you have a good chance of seeing year-round: they love roaming through Ranch de Nazinga, the reserve's main hotel, and wallowing in the nearby lake (they have also been known to swim in the deep lake). Elsewhere in the reserve, you will see monkeys, antelope, crocodiles, and a profusion of birds.
Well off the beaten path - Niansogoni is 37km southwest of Sindou, near the border with Mali - this tiny settlement is a terrific place to experience local life. The scenery is gorgeous, with a series of limestone hills, cliffs and escarpmentlike formations that loom on the horizon.
The village of Ganvie, in Benin, is the only human settlement in the world, built on stilts, in the middle of a lake, several kilometers from the nearest shore.But people don't just go ahead and build themselves a home, in the middle of a lake, they must have a serious reason.
Arli National Park often Arly is a national park located in southeastern Burkina Faso. It adjoins Benin's Pendjari National Park in the South and the Singou Reserve in the West. The Arli National Park is set in 760 square kilometres with a wide variety of habitats, ranging from the gallery forests of the Arli and Pendjari rivers to savanna woodland and sandstone hills of the Gobnangou chain.
Dori is a town in northeastern Burkina Faso. It is located at around 14.03O degrees N 0.03 degrees W. It is the capital of Sahel Region and has a population of 17,675. The main ethnic group is the Fula but Tuaregs, Songhai, and Hausa people are often present. The town is famous for its livestock fair and its decorated blankets.
La Ginguiette is obviously noted as one of the most popular attractions near Bobo, a naturally serene bathing area located in the forest of Forêt de Kou. Mostly visited on weekends; it’s worth it to explore the river a little upstream, where you could also find a small but nice waterfall worth enjoying upon a visit.