5 days in Ouagadougou Itinerary

5 days in Ouagadougou Itinerary

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Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Grand Mosque at Bani and The Ruins of Loropeni. Take a break from the city and head to Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule and Parc Animalier. Change things up with a short trip to Musee d'Issouka in Koudougou (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou, and admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ouagadougou online trip maker .

April in Ouagadougou sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

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The Ruins of Loropeni, The Grand Mosque at Bani
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Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
The Ruins of Loropeni ©
The Ruins of Loropeni