Burkina Faso Safari Tours & Holidays

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometers and is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest.

Burkina Faso is greatly gifted with amazing sights, natural beauty, and a number of historical and cultural sites. There are a number of beautiful impressive landmarks and the people of Burkina Faso are very hospitable and welcoming. Its national parks are home to a variety of flora and fauna species, whereas the museums are a great place to learn about the rich culture and heritage of Burkina Faso.

How to get to Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou Airport, officially Thomas Sankara International Airport Ouagadougou, is an airport in the center of the capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. It was built in the 1960s, and it is approximately 1.5 km southeast of the main commercial area.

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Passport, Visa, and Entry requirements for Burkina Faso

A visa is required for US citizens to travel to Burkina Faso, and it is highly recommended to obtain this document in advance of arrival. If you obtain your visa in advance, it will permit multiple entries into the country for a period of five years.

In addition to a visa, a valid passport and proof of the Yellow Fever vaccine are required to enter Burkina Faso, and Passport Health can assist you with fulfilling both of these requirements.

The health sector of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso suffers from a severe lack of qualified health workers at all levels including support staff. There is less than 1 (0.45) physician per 10,000 people, 3.57 nurses per 10,000 people, and 2.39 midwives per 10,000 travelers may be able to access private health care but you will need travel and medical insurance before traveling to Burkina Faso.

Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Burkina Faso

There is a risk of yellow fever in Burkina Faso. All travelers over the age of nine months must be vaccinated. The country requires all travelers entering to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.

Malaria is a risk in Burkina Faso so travelers must ensure they sleep under mosquito nets and use insect repellent while outside in the evening hours and also travel with anti-malarial tablets while traveling to Burkina Faso.

The currency of Burkina Faso

The West African CFA franc or simply franc is the official currency of Burkina Faso and it is also used by eight other independent states in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo travelers must ensure they bring more cash more especially new banknotes instead of hoping to use a credit card while in Burkina Faso.

Official Language of Burkina Faso

Citizens of Burkina Faso, regardless of their ethnic origin, are collectively known as Burkinabe. French is the official language, although it is not widely spoken. Moore, the language of the Mossi, is spoken by a great majority of the population, and Dyula is widely used in commerce.

Best time to travel to Burkina Faso

The best time to visit Burkina Faso is from late October to December when the searing climate turns down, just a notch, to “very hot”. During these months, post-summer rains, the landscape is refreshed and although harmattan winds bring dust from the Sahara, it keeps the temperatures more manageable and the heat drier.

What to wear in Burkina Faso

Burkina is hot and humid, so wear fabrics that breathe, and dry rapidly. Long trousers should be worn by both men and women: legs are highly sexualized in the local culture, so covering your limbs shows respect (and will make your life easier).

What to bring while traveling to Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso can be hot and humid so traveling with light clothing is key and some of the essentials to pack include.

  • Sunglasses
  • hut
  • sunscreen
  • Ziplock plastic bag to protect your things from dust
  • European electrical adaptor
  • Photocopies of visa
  • Photocopies passport
  • Light sleeping bag or sheet

Car hire and driving in Burkina Faso

But in Burkina Faso, don’t expect to see police out in force. Authorities rarely enforce traffic laws and are virtually absent from rural roads. This means if you get into trouble, you are quite possibly on your own. so in short don’t attempt to self-drive in Burkina Faso and if you wish to hire a car then hire a local and knowledgeable driver along.

Accommodation in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, also spelled Wagadugu, capital and largest town of Burkina Faso, western Africa. It was the capital of the historic Mossi kingdom of Wagadugu (founded in the 15th century) and the seat of the morho naba (“great king”) of the Mossi people. You will find decent accommodation here but beyond the main capital, you will definitely need to pre-arrange accommodation services before traveling to Burkina Faso.

Local food of Burkina Faso

Burkinabe cuisine, the cuisine of Burkina Faso, is similar to the cuisines in many parts of West Africa and is based on staple foods of sorghum, millet, rice, fonio, maize, peanuts, potatoes, beans, yams, and okra. And once in a while meat and chicken are consumed

Tipping while Travelling in Burkina Faso

Tipping in Burkina Faso is pretty common and to be expected in most places. You should know that Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world; however, it is home to some of the friendliest people as well. It was known as one of the safest places to travel in Africa as well. This was until late 2015 where some political unrest has occurred.

Remember, before you travel you should always check on current travel conditions. If you do get a chance to go to Burkina Faso and use our tipping guide to figure out when you should tip on your vacation in Burkina Faso!

Further information for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked African country surrounded by Niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana in the south, Cote d’Ivoire to the southwest, and Mali to the north. … On August 4, 1984, the country changed its name from the Republic of Upper Volta. Burkina Faso’s people are known as Burkinabe.

Safety of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso over years has had its political problems and this has made them very unsafe for tourists and also other is a high risk of terrorism, kidnapping and so before traveling to Burkina Faso ensure you contact us for more updated security situation before traveling.

NATIONAL PARKS

Kaboré Tambi National Park
Arli National Park
Deux Balés National Park
W National Park

FAUNA & FLORA

Wildlife
Birds
Vegetation

POPULAR SAFARIS

6 days experience Burkina Faso safari
11 Days Discover Burkina Faso safari

OTHER TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS

Banfora tourism hub Burkina Faso
Bobo Dioulasso cultural city Tours
Experience the History of Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou city tours Burkina Faso
Sabou Ponds of sacred Crocodiles
Safari tours to Bangr Weogo Park
Safari tours to Nazinga Reserve
Tiebele Village Burkina Faso
Tours to Karfiguela Waterfalls
Tours to Lake Tengrela
Tours to see Burkina Faso Festivals
Tours to Sindou Peaks Burkina Faso
Visit Gorom Gorom Cultural Village
Visit the Ruins of Loropeni

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