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Cheap flights from Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, formerly the Republic of Upper Volta, is a semi-presidential republic in West Africa, landlocked by six countries. The country's 274,200 km2 territory is completely surrounded by Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Ivory Coast to the southwest. The capital is Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso is very poor, even by West African standards, and is one of the poorest countries in the world. Regardless, many tourists come to Burkina to see a beautiful West African country and to observe African culture and music.

Where to go

Bangr Weogo Park - The park of Bangr Weogo contains over 360 species of plants, 160 species of birds, and over 40 species of mammals and reptiles. There is a museum dedicated to the animal kingdom, a sports area, a play area for children (called Faso Park), and a restaurant.

Ziniaré Wildlife Park - There is a wide variety of significant animal species living in captivity in the wildlife park of Ziniaré, including lions, elephants, and antelopes.

Sacred Crocodiles at Sabou - When in Sabou, witness the unusual sight of the locals being perfectly comfortable stay dangerously close and even interact with the 'sacred crocodiles' in the area. Apparently, this special relationship is due to the crocodiles being known never to harm any of the villagers, who fed them with sacrificial live chicken.

Cascades de Karfiguéla - Also known as Banfora Cascades, Cascades de Karfiguéla are a series of waterfalls along the Komoé River, situated about 12 km northwest of Banfora. It is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions and important tourism sites in the country.

Lake Tengrela - Near Banfora is a small lake called Lake Tengrela, known for its hippopotamuses. As with the crocodiles, these hippopotamuses are believed not to attack humans because they are sacred hippopotamuses. Crocodiles are almost ever seen in Lake Tengrela.

Short-haul destinations from Burkina include Casablanca, Lomé, Niamey, and Lagos. Visit Lagos, Nigeria and check out its many beaches that are great for picnics and barbeques. Lagos Bar Beach, Tarkwa Bay, Lighthouse Beach, and Akodo Beach are a few of the more popular beaches in Lagos.

Nairobi, capital of Kenya, is known as the safari capital of Africa. Visitors can have their pick from several types of safaris, from cultural, scenic, adventure, sport, wildlife, and specialist. There are many interesting places to visit, such as the Giraffe Centre, Mamba Village, Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, and Nairobi National Park. Addis Ababa of Ethiopia is also a good long-haul destination to visit; go on one of the Addis Eats Walking Food Tours or explore informative museums such as the Ethiopian National Museum, Red Terror Museum, Addis Ababa Museum, and Ethiopian Ethnological Museum.

How to get out

The main international airport serving Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou Airport, located in the centre of the capital. The airport operates to Algiers, Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Cotonou, Dakar, Lomé, Niamey, Paris, Lagos, Addis Ababa, Brussels, Nairobi, Casablanca, Dakar, Istanbul, and Abuja. The airlines serving Ouagadougou Airport are Air Algérie, Air Burkina, Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, Arik Air, ASKY Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Senegal Airlines, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, and Westair Benin.

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