About Burkina Faso
One of the landlocked countries in Africa, Burkina Faso formerly known as Upper Volta is in West Africa and bordered by 6 countries – Mali, Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger. In 1984, Thomas Sankara renamed the country to Burkina Faso and implemented policies that were aimed at developing the nation but his regime was soon toppled. Burkina Faso has one of the poorest economies in Africa. The capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou is the largest city and serves as the cultural, communications and economic hub of the country. The Burkinabes are a very cultural people and friendly, making Burkina Faso one of the places in West Africa to experience the beauty of the region.
Notable places in Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou has various tourist attractions such as the Parc Urbain Bangr-Weogon Park, Naba Koom, La Place du Grand Lyon and the National Museum of Music. Going further into the country, other major cities are Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora, Koudougou and Dedougou. Some of the tourist attraction destinations in Burkina Faso are Lake Tengrela, Musee de Manega, Sacred Crocodile Sabou, Ouagadougou Cathedral and Bobo-Dioulasso.
Take a trip to the market town, Loropeni to see the Ruins of Loropeni. The site was listed in 2009 as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Best places to stay in Burkina Faso
There are many hospitable Burkina Faso hotels to stay. You can secure where to stay ranging from budget to cheap hotels in Burkina Faso on Jumia Travel. Golden Tulip le silmande is a 4 star luxury hotel in Burkina Faso that offers hospitable environment and has on-site restaurant.