From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north—plus internationally recognized 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.
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.
Chapter 1 Background information
Chapter 2 Practical information
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
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Burkina Faso, west Africa
· Coverage of the Tour du Faso, Africa's equivalent of the Tour de France
· Since the publication of the first edition, the interest in west Africa's festivals and culture has continued to grow
· Now includes the towns: Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso including Project Zaca—the rebuilding of Ouaga city center