Pama - A view from our expert author

A gentle haze of peace and tranquillity, Pama hosts numerous lakeside retreats which can be used as great stageposts for a visit to Benin’s Pendjari National Park.

Once capital of the region, Pama now languishes under a gentle haze of quiet and reverence. A selection of elegant resthouses nearby makes for a tranquil retreat, and it’s also a great staging post for trips into Benin’s Pendjari National Park. Visas can be bought on the border for 10,000f, and travel agencies in Ouagadougou, as well as hotels in the region, can organise the trip.

Back to the top


Burkina Faso articles

View all

Our favourite alternative African cities

You might go to Africa for the wildlife and safaris, but its cities shouldn't be an afterthought.


Kassena code

The houses of the Kassena are a unique marvel.


West African cowboys

The village of Barani has given itself a lifeline by reaching out to its equine heritage.


Related guides and other books

View all