West Africa’s jewel in the crown is rarely visited by tourists, yet intrepid travellers seeking a real adventure are drawn by the undiscovered cultural gems and dramatic landscapes of the country known as the ‘land of the honest people’.
Burkina Faso’s true appeal is its remoteness. Its vast savannahs and enchanting landscapes, coupled with colourful fortifications found in tribal village, mysterious Loropeni Ruins and openness of the Burkinabé people, give this country a unique charm that can only be discovered off the beaten track.
Tour its capital Ouagadougou, and ‘second-city’ Bobo Dioulasso, both famous for their musical traditions and traditional hand-made crafts. Dive in to the ‘Banfora Cascades’ - a series of waterfalls flowing along the Komoé River, and be fascinated by animistic tribal masks which come to life at the mesmerising Festima festival.