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Burkina Faso is considered one of the richest countries in Africa. This resort attracts travellers by its exotic nature, but this is not the only one that’s worth seeing here as there are several very interesting excursion routes in Burkina Faso.
The National Museum is the most modern and popular cultural facility. It is still in the development process, but many halls of the museum already accept visitors. Here you will see a collection of masks and traditional costumes of local people, hand-made dishes and sets of ritual artifacts.
Among religious monuments we should definitely mention the Cathedral – the most large-scale building in whole West Africa. Tourists, who are keen on shopping, should definitely go to the Large Market Ouagadougou. It’s so big that you will need several days to see it all. The market opened several centuries ago, so today it keeps the atmosphere of those old days even today. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are no large amusement parks or children's museums in Ouagadougou. However, there are amazing natural reserves and unique national sights, which will be interesting to young travelers. … Open
There are several districts in Burkina Faso. Each of them has its own appeal. For example, there is a huge mosque in Bobo Dioulasso district. Nearby is located the district specializing in hand crafts – Kibidvi. Banfora district is the smallest one as it consists of just two streets. However, it is still known as an important tourist point of destination, because from Banfora usually start excursions to Cascades de Karfiguéla, a real wonder of nature. When you look at high rocky cliffs and enjoy peaceful sound of falling water, continue your walk by going to Tegreakute Lake. Hospitable local citizens will gladly rent you a fishing boat and everything else needed for fishing. Also this story will be incomplete without mentioning Vahiguya – a popular region that is known as a center of pilgrimage. On its territory is located one of oldest and most beautiful mosques.
Speaking of the outstanding natural attractions of Burkina Faso, it is worth mentioning the Ziniare wildlife park. It is located in the heart of the city of the same name and is in fact a zoo, only animals are not kept in cages, but in spacious enclosures. In this park are all the typical African animals, including lions, elephants, monkeys, antelopes, buffaloes and many others. While walking around this vast park, guests can feel a complete union with the world of wildlife.
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For those who like to visit unusual cultural institutions, it is worth looking into the Museum of Manega. It is located in the Oubritenga province and occupies a complex of interesting national buildings. The founder of this museum is the writer Titinga Frederic Pacere. In this unusual museum whose buildings themselves are invaluable exhibits, a very interesting collection of ethnographic and historical exhibits is collected. Collections of national costumes, interesting household items and works of local craftsmen, as well as unusual accessories that locals use for ritual purposes are collected here.
Burkina Faso For those who want to visit truly wild and untouched places, it is worth going to the Arli National Park. It is located in the south-eastern part of the country. The area of ​​this national park is more than 76,000 hectares. One of the main symbols of the natural reserve is the Pendjari River, on the shore of which there is a unique tugai forest. On the territory of the national reserve, there is a large population of elephants, which number about 200, and about 100 lions, hippopotamuses, warthogs, various kinds of monkeys and other typical representatives of African fauna.
Burkina Faso locals have high respect for traditions of their predecessors. Just like many centuries ago, various crafts are well-developed in the city, so foreign tourists are continuously … Open
Among the most interesting architectural monuments of the country is the Moro-Naba Palace, which for many years was the residence of the ruler of the tribe of the same name. The very first palace in its place was built in the 12th century. During the years of its existence it was repeatedly reconstructed. Now, it is most interesting to visit the palace on a Friday. Every morning, on this day at the palace is an interesting ceremony, which is more like a theatrical performance. This ceremony mimics the emperor’s departure. In the immediate vicinity of the palace, there are several interesting sights.
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Sightseeing in Burkina Faso: things to see

Burkina Faso is considered the “home of music” for whole West Africa, so there’s no wonder that best music festivals are also held in this country. Travellers will find here music festivals to fit every taste, but the most famous ones are Festival des Masques et des Artes (festival of masked dancers), Festival Jazz (jazz festival), Festival International de la Culture Hip Hop (international festival of hip hop music), Semaine National de la Culture (a week-long festival dedicated to national culture), and Festival Panafricain du Cinema (the largest film festival in Africa). … Open
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