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'Southwest Burkina Faso'

Useful addresses


Embassy of Burkina Faso
2340 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20008
Tel.: 202-332 5577
Fax: 202-667 1882


Honorary Consulate of Burkina Faso
5 Cinnamon Row, Plantation Wharf
London SW11 3TW
Tel.: 171-738 1800 Fax: 171-738 2820


Embassy of Burkina Faso
159 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
Tel.: 01-4359 2185
Fax: 01-4256 5007

One needs a visa to visit Burkina Faso.


The official language is French, even though outside the big cities, most people do not speak French very well; they speak one of the many local languages. English is not generally spoken, which makes traveling hard and makes it impossible to speak with the population, one of the great things of traveling there.


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One has to negotiate about prices everywhere, except in hotels.

If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.


Vaccinations are needed. A good source of information about health risks is the site of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Burkina Faso. Always consult your family doctor as well.

Safety and security

Burkina Faso is a safe country: theft is rare. But don't tempt people by being careless.

Travelling in some countries or region can bring risk with it. That shouldn't always keep you from visiting there, but part of a thorough preparation should be to get information about possible risks.

One can find up-to-date information on the web site of the CIA World Factbook Burkina Faso. Also always consult with your own country's Foreign Department.

Plan your trip to Burkina Faso online

Through online reservation systems like À la Carte Vacations you can book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and holiday houses. You can build a fly-drive itinerary with maximum flexibility, book a flight plus a hotel hotel for a night or weekend. Without the limitations of package deals from travel organisations and most times for a much better price.

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