Burkina Faso

by Katrina Manson and  James Knight

£17.99 £16.19

Burkina Faso Travel Guide – Holiday tips and travel advice on everything from Ouagadougou hotels and restaurants to ancient historical sites and Loni stone ruins. Also featuring music festivals and culture, activities like camel safaris, hiking, horseriding and cycling, Bobo-Dioulasso, Koro hillside caves, rock formations and Mossi architecture.

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ISBN: 9781841623528

Published:  31st Oct 2011
Size:  135 X 216 mm
Edition:  2
Number of pages:  336

About this book

From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north – plus internationally recognised film, jazz, hip hop and craft festivals – landlocked Burkina Faso, in the heart of west Africa, has something to offer everyone. This new edition of the only English-language guidebook to Burkina Faso leads visitors on camel safaris from desert markets to dramatic waterfalls and spectacular sandstone rock formations, past the extraordinary architecture of 16th-century Mossi, Lobi stone ruins and Koro’s hillside caves. Sports fans can even witness the cycling race, Tour du Faso, in this magical country, one of Africa’s best-kept secrets.

About the Author

Katrina Manson and James Knight are writers and photographers, both with extensive experience of living, working and travelling in Africa. They are the authors of Bradt’s Sierra Leone guide.


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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Background information

Climate, Geography, Plant life, Wildlife, History, Economy, People, Language, Education, Religion, Music, Cinema, Theatre, Literature, Arts and crafts, Sport

Chapter 2 Practical information

When to visit, Highlights, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Tourist information, Getting around, accommodation, Eating and drinking, Media, Communications, Photography, Local understanding, Hassles, Giving something back


Chapter 3 Ouagadougou

Chapter 4 The North

Chapter 5 The East

Chapter 6 The South

Chapter 7 The West

Appendix 1 Language

Appendix 2 Glossary

Further reading