Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule, Centre Region

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Locals share a close relationship with crocs at Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule, where you can observe a native species in its natural habitat. Just a short drive from the main road, you'll find a visitor center, where you can purchase chicken--to use as croc food--and hook up with a local guide who can explain the bond the village residents share with their reptilian neighbors. Arrange your visit to Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ouagadougou using our Ouagadougou sightseeing planner.
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  • I really enjoyed this side trip while I was in a water Google. It is about 30 minutes outside the city, but well worth the drive. Obviously, it is on a dirt road out in the middle of nowhere. Presentl...  more »
  • If you want to get the crocodiles, and even a touch, this is the place to go! On the other hand, if you have a tender heart and than the sight of a unfortunate chicken being swallowed alive put you off, go your way. Nevertheless, it is interesting to realize that people can live in harmony with these dangerous beasts and hear the stories of the village.
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  • A short drive out of Ouagadougou leads to the turn off to Bazoulé village, then 7km of poorly maintained dirt road brings you to the entrance to the marshes. Entrance and a (live) chicken costs about ...  more »
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