Burkina Faso - 9 days
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Burkina Faso Holidays

Landlocked Burkina Faso is a place that few know about, and fewer still have visited. Their loss – this small but charming country is packed full of some of the most interesting sights in West Africa, with a variety of landscapes and people that rival better known destinations. This short Burkina Faso tour starts in the improbably named capital of Ouagadougou, heading south to the amazing painted houses of the Gurunsi, exploring colourful villages and learning about their traditions before continuing on through the lands of the Dagarti and Lobi. We explore their fortress type dwellings, visit the enigmatic ruins of Loropeni in the forest, and meet the king of the Gan at Obire. Burkina’s south west is home to its best scenery – the majestic Sindou Peaks, the domes of Fabedougou and the Karfiguela Falls, with small villages of the Senoufou dotted about. In Bobo Dioulassou we explore the atmospheric old quarter with its fetish shrines and sacred catfish, and see its marvellous mosque – one of West Africa’s finest traditional buildings. Finally, on the way back to Ouaga we stop at a Bwa village to see their elaborate masks and learn how they are used in local ceremonies. Burkina Faso beckons…..

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