16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Ouagadougou
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Banfora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Loropeni
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Tiebele
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Bani
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega and statue of Sembene Ousmane. Visit Cathedral of Ouagadougou and Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou for their historical value. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ranch de Nazinga, look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, make a trip to marche de Sankariare, and stroll around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ouagadougou day trip planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ouagadougou is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect nights in Ouagadougou to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

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Ranch de Nazinga ©
Ranch de Nazinga
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega ©
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou

2
nights
Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bobo Dioulasso trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

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Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite ©
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite

2
nights
Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): head outdoors with Cascade de Banfora and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, admire all the interesting features of Domes de Fabedougou, and then identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Banfora journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Banfora are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Loropeni.

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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Domes de Fabedougou ©
Domes de Fabedougou
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou

2
nights
Loropeni

Loropeni ©
Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying about west of Gaoua. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at The Ruins of Loropeni.

Make your Loropeni itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Banfora to Loropeni takes 3.5 hours. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Tiebele.

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The Ruins of Loropeni ©
The Ruins of Loropeni

1
night
Tiebele

Tiebele ©
On the 4th (Thu), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Tiebele.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tiebele day trip site.

Getting from Loropeni to Tiebele by car takes about 7.5 hours. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Bani.
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Royal Palace of Tiebele ©
Royal Palace of Tiebele

2
nights
Bani

Bani ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Grand Mosque at Bani.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bani online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tiebele to Bani takes 6.5 hours. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bani

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The Grand Mosque at Bani ©
The Grand Mosque at Bani