Burkina Faso Burkina Faso is
not a country for mass tourism. But it is one of African countries where
traditions are still vivid and where there is a melting pot of races. Its people
are quiet, hospitable and they are proud to live in the "country of honest
men". This tour itineray takes into account the most interesting landscapes
but above all the most interesting races and their way of life.
You will live together with the Mossi farmers, the Peul shepherds,
the Lobi hunters, who are not inclined to tourism. This tour is only for people
who want to live in the real Africa.
DAY 1: OUAGADOUGOU Arrival to the airport of
Ovaga, transfer to the Hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2: OUAGA - BANI - GOROM GOROM In the
morning we will set off to the North of country, we will have a brief stop in
Bani to visit the two mosques up to the hill, and then we will arrive to Gorom-
DAY 3: GOROM GOROM - MARKOI After breakfast
we will visit the weekly market of Markoi to appreciate different handicraft and
the melting pot of races of this area (Mossi, Peul, Touareg, Songhoy and Haousa
from Niger etc.)
DAY 4: MARKOI - OURSI -MARKOI The day is
dedicated to excursion to the dunes of Oursi and to the natural oasis to watch
different species of multicolour birds. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5: MARKOI -OVAGA In the morning
departure to Ovaga through the desert, where it is possible to see trees called
"Cram cram sahel". Stop in Kaya to visit the Dem lake, arrival for dinner.
DAY 6: OVAGA - BOBO In the morning departure
to Bobo, stop in Sabou to watch the holy crocodiles which are the symbol of
prosperity. A trip to Bobo, which is "the musical city" of Western Africa, will
DAY 7: BOBO After visiting the old area of
Faraka and the mosque of Dioulasoba, the district of craftmen, in the afternoon
we will visit the handcraft market. In the evening there will be the possibility
to go to a concert performed by local instruments. Overnight stay.
DAY 8: BOBO - GAOUA In the morning departure
to Gaoua, big city of warriors.On the way we will visit the villages of Djans
and Birifors.We will stop in Diebougou to see the holy caves. Return to Gaoua,
dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 9: GAOUA - BANFORA The day is dedicated
to visiting the most primitive ethnic group of Western Africa, whereby customs
and traditions are still very vivid. The trip includes visiting the so called "Sukalas"
typical fortress-houses; the National Museum, upholder of astonishing traditions
such s gold-digging, a work usually performed by women with the aid of extremely
rudimentary tools. A trip to the idyllic region of Banfora will follow in the
DAY 10: BANFORA The day's schedule includes
a trip to the Karfiguela Falls in the morning; a pirogue-tour of Tengrela lake
in the afternoon, where visitors have the chance to watch hippos; return to the
hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
BANFORA The day is largely
dedicated to Niansogoni, a small village which is worth visiting for the
peculiar architecture of its houses built in caves. The trip to Niansogoni is
followed by a tour of the Sidov peaks. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 12: BANFORA - OUAGA Return to the
capital through Bobo. On the way we will visit the villages of Bomu and Bwaba
and their markets which are very interesting from a cultural point of view.
Arrival at Ovaga early in the evening . Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 13: OUAGA - TIEBELE - OUAGA Departure to
the village of Guruns Po. After the visit we will go to Tebele to see the
multicolour houses, which show the artistic feeling of Gurunsi women. In the
evening return to Ovaga. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 14: OUAGA - RETURN This last day we will
visit the capital and its craftsmanlike centre. The afternoon is dedicated to
shopping. Night transfer to the airport and boarding to your destination.