Ouahigouya is a popular city in Burkina Faso, it is situated in the northern region of the county and also in closer proximity to Mali’s border. The city is also the capital city of the Yatenga Province. Ouahigouya is the third largest city in the Burkina Faso, with a population of 86,595 as of 2012. Ouahigouya economy is majorly based on agriculture and some other industry such as commerce and craft. There are also 2 dams situated within the vicinity of the town, which aids in their agricultural activity. Diebougou city is the city closest to Ouahigouya.
What to do in Ouahigouya
You can go to the downtown market in Ouahigouya, it is said to be one of the largest markets in the Sahel after Gorom Gorom. You can buy so many stuffs here, which could be souvenirs from your trip. You could also pay visits to the two dams in Ouahigouya, here, you’ll see various fisher men fishing, if you are a fan of fishing or boat rides, you could also join them. A few other attractions in Ouahigouya are the Yatenga Chef, Naaba Kibsi, Naaba Kango’s tomb and the Yatenga Naba’s compound. These are all historical sites in Ouahigouya and a must visit.
Recommended Hotels in Ouahigouya
There are lots of hotels in Ouahigouya you can stay in, the hotel de L’amitie is a popular hotel in Ouahigouya, this hotel is in close proximity to the airport and a craft center. The hotel features an onsite restaurant and bar, and also a swimming for guest and several other facilities.