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Burkina Faso may not have plenty of attractions but it makes up for it through its warm welcome. The civilization here is extremely charming and easygoing allowing you to slip into its daily activities and lifestyle within no time. Apart from this, you can visit its enchanting and varied landscapes and lively cultural ambiance. Travel here today to discover the other surprises it has to offer.
There are plenty of destinations to explore and visit here. Ouagadougou is one such destination. Although this capital city does not have much to offer when it comes to attractions, but is has a thriving cultural and art hub, through its dances, concert venues, live bands, theatre companies and various festival schedules. You can shop for beautiful handicraft items here. Gaoua is another place that is a must visit, especially since is located near the ruins of Loropeni, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Banfora is another destination that must be included in your itinerary. At first, it may seem sleepy but hidden away within this tranquility lies various surprises. It comprises of various delightful accommodations and eating options apart from its ideal lush surroundings. You cannot travel in this country without visiting Bobo Dioulasso. It is not only the second largest city here, but it exudes a small town charm filled with the best of tranquility, making it an ideal place for a refreshing stop. Apart from these destinations, you must also visit Dedougou, Ouahigouya and Koudougou for other exciting ventures.
There are plenty of natural attractions to visit here. This includes the lake of Tengrela. This water body is known for its hippopotamuses which are nonthreatening to visitors here. The Arli National Park is another place that is a must visit, especially for its ranging habitat and its various species of animals. Apart from this, you can also visit the W National Park which is shared with three other regions nearby and home to several animal and bird species. In order to experience the true beauty of the manmade civilizations here, you must visit the Ouagadougou Cathedral located here. This majestic structure is one of the largest in the country and comprises entirely of construction material found in the local region, with an architectural design that is reminiscent of the European Romanesque basilica. Apart from this the Bobo Dioulasso Old Mosque is another religious structure that is a must visit, built in the late 18th century.
The cuisines found here comprise of a strong and rich cultural influence. You can try the riz gras which is normally served with a rich flavoured tomato or peanut sauce, chunk of meat or even fish. The cuisine of To is normally served along with a sauce. These sauces include okra bases, peanut based, baobab leaf based or even sorrel based. Fufu is another local delicacy that is a must try along with any of the above mentioned sauces. Apart from this, you can even try the ragout d’lgname or haricots verts. When it comes to the beverages, there are plenty of choices. This includes bisap, yamokum toedo, yoghurt, dolo, brakina or even beaufort.
When it comes to the activities here, the rich cultural background here will provide you with the ideal entertainment and activities you would want in your trip. You can take part in the local entertainment ventures which involve a lot of dancing in the genres of reggae, salsa and soukous. You can even visit any of the different ventures where the orchestras and bands play. You can go for a camel ride out into the desert and even spend the night out amongst the sandy dunes. Go hiking or trekking alongside the various waterfalls and experience the natural landscapes in its true beauty. Travel across the lakes you can be lucky enough to spot the basking hippos in the waters or even the crocodiles.
While an adventure might be waiting for you in such a destination, it is best if you be prepared for any kind of eventuality. In such situations, you might be faced with unexpected mishaps or mayhem which might affect your trip and your safety. The best way to stay safe is by preparing a safety net, specialized for such situations. . Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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