9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Lome
1
Ouagadougou
— 3 nights
2
Bobo Dioulasso
— 3 nights
3
Banfora
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lome

3
nights
Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Ouagadougou is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, hunt for treasures at Ouagadougou Markets, get outside with Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Ouagadougou.

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Lome, Togo to Ouagadougou is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lome in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ouagadougou: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Grand Mosque at Bani, The Ruins of Loropeni
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

3
nights
Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, then look for gifts at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Nenekafle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then stop by Gafreh.

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Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Ouagadougou in May, expect nights in Bobo Dioulasso to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Nenekafle ©
Nenekafle
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames

2
nights
Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Banfora is known for parks, nature, outdoors, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Cascades de Banfora, admire the sheer force of Karfiguela Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou.

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Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Karfiguela Falls ©
Karfiguela Falls