• Burkina Faso
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  • Burkina Faso

    Experience the legendary hospitality of the Burkinabe when you visit Burkina Faso.
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    Located in the heart of western Africa, Burkina Faso is a land-locked country that shares borders with Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo and Ghana to the south and finally Côte d’Ivoire to the south east.

    The diversity of the ethnic groups in the country is without doubt a source of cultural richness waiting to be discovered.

    Events such as the SIAO (The International Craftwork Salon of Ouagadougou) and the FESPACO (The Ouagadougou Pan-African Festival of Cinema), held every two years, attract thousands of visitors on each occasion. In addition, a number of cultural exhibitions and events are held across Burkina throughout the year.

    To find out more, visit these websites:

    National Tourist Office of Burkina Faso www.ontb.bf

    Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism www.culture.gov.bf

    Tourist destinations and events in Burkina Faso

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    The Sindou peaks

    a chain of rocks and peaks in the west of the country


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    The sacred crocodile ponds of Sabou


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    La Guingette

    a natural body of water a few kilometres from Bobo-Dioulasso, the financial capital of Burkina Faso


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    The Ziniaré wildlife park


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    The Ruins of Loropéni

    ancient stone ruins that are a UNESCO world heritage centre


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    The Laongo granite sculpture park