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City break in Ouagadougou. Active leisure ideas for Ouagadougou - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Burkina Faso is an emerging destination that is not widely known to mainstream travelers. For tourists seeking authentic experiences this fact is definitely an advantage - they have a chance to see and feel something unique. Shopping in Ouagadougou is also a chance to buy absolutely stunning items that one cannot find anywhere else in the world. Authentic crafts, artworks, costumes, masks, and jewelry pieces are fabulous souvenirs and gifts.
1. When you arrive in the country or leave it, it is important to declare all artworks and antiquities, as well as precious metal items, ivory, and crocodile skin. 2. It is possible to … Open
There are several ways of purchasing these items in Ouagadougou. It is always possible to buy them from street vendors, but tourists must be prepared to bargain as sellers might deliberately raise the price. If you prefer a more organized way of shopping, visit Tengsoba Boulevard that is the location of Village Artisanal de Ouaga. This is a cooperative run by the government that offers a wide range of traditional souvenirs and crafts. Everything is formal and well-organized. Moreover, tourists can be sure they will not buy a fake.
Tourists who are in search of precious items and gem hunters, in particular, should visit the capital when SIAO takes place there. It is a biennial fair trade that is held on even-numbered years. The event is dedicated to crafts, arts, jewelry, and gems. It attracts exhibitors from different parts of Africa, so for visitors, it is a fantastic chance to see many authentic items in one venue. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The capital of Burkina Faso is ready to offer travelers a decent selection of modern and comfortable hotels, and one of the most upscale in the city is Golden Tulip Le Silmande. Its … Open
Many guests of Ouagadougou are fascinated by local textiles and outfits. Tourists in search of traditional outfits or Burkinabe inspired dresses are recommended to visit A.C.K.F. This is quite a small family-run shop that offers not only real Burkinabe apparel but can also make custom outfits for visitors. Simply pick the textiles you like, choose the design, and wait for your exclusive outfit. Nuances is one more popular destination for shopping traditional clothing and art. This is a fabulously decorated boutique that is very interesting to attend even if you don’t plan to purchase anything. Art collectors will be interested in the selection of eclectic African art and traditional carvings that are also available at the boutique.
Naaba Siguiri, Dima de Yako, Yako, Passoré, Burkina Faso It is hard to leave Burkina Faso without buying jewelry. Local jewelry is distinguished by unusual design, use of precious materials and stones, and, as a rule, quite an affordable price. Nimba Art is a popular boutique shop that mostly specializes in jewelry. Besides that, it also offers a range of souvenirs and fabulous woodcarving. Tourists who don’t plan to buy anything and simply want to get acquainted with local heritage, music, and cinema, are always welcome at Institut Francais. This French cultural center is all about the Burkinabe culture and the culture of West Africa in general.
Win the evening, numerous Ouagadougou bars and clubs await their guests. De Niro Bar is a true diamond for everyone who likes jazz. It’s a friendly place with the themed décor, great music, an outdoor terrace, and a selection of drinks and snacks. Petit Bazar is another popular evening destination. This restaurant and bar offers live music in the evening. As a rule, bands start playing every day after 8 pm. Tourists particularly like traditional music nights that often end up with energetic dancing. It’s a great venue to enjoy a dinner and entertain.
Burkina Faso All fans of sport who cannot imagine their vacation without a workout are welcome to attend City Sport Fitness Sante. Despite quite a modest looking façade, it is a modern center with up-to-date equipment, friendly staff, and well-developed infrastructure. Due to a convenient location, it is easy to access both on foot and by car. There is a parking for visitors with cars.
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City break ideas for neighbours of Ouagadougou

Guide to your best city break in Ouagadougou - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Ouagadougou - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Ouagadougou?' disappears immediately.
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