Burkina Faso

by Katrina Manson and James Knight

Burkina Faso

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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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'A ludicrously good investment.Don't leave home without it.'
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Review by Mrs A Toyne
'Informative, accurate and up-to-date with enough photos to be useful but without unnecessary excess.  Our guides of choice!'Mrs A. Toyne
(Posted on 03/10/2012)
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Review by Dr. Hazel Mason
Great guide as usual. Good, clear information and maps. Reliable and easy to read.
(Posted on 21/01/2010)
Burkina Faso
Review by Gina Greco
I would like to send a massive thank you to Katrina and James, the authorsof the Burkina Faso guide. I have just returned from a 3-week trip toBurkina and found the book absolutely fantastic! In a group of a dozenFrench I was the only Brit, and we found the guide to far surpass the otherguides in French in terms of the amount ofdetail of information given and the quality of the information. The countrywas indeed a marvellous place, and on at least half a dozen occasions didpeople mention how they had met Katrina and Jim.' Sophie Matters, UK I was thrilled to find a book dedicated solely to Burkina Faso. The background and practical information (especially health), are excellent.
(Posted on 24/09/2009)
Burkina Faso
Review by Ramona Popilian
The maps are great. I also appreciated the info on coach companies.
(Posted on 27/06/2009)
Burkina Faso
Review by Chris Leake, Shrewsbury
Very comprehensive, helpful and essential when going to a new country.
(Posted on 23/06/2009)

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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