Tourism in Burkina Faso

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Tourist guide teasing a crocodile near Ouagadougou.

According to the Government of Burkina Faso, 433,778 tourists visited the country in 2011.[1]

The Center[edit]

Ouagadougou[edit]

Sites of interest to tourists in Ouagadougou include: the Park of Bangr Weogo, the National museum of Ouagadougou,[2] the International Art & Craft Fair, and the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou.

Ziniaré[edit]

Sites of interest in Ziniaré include: the Ziniare Wildlife Park, the granite sculpture symposium, which takes place every two years,[3] and the Museum of Manega.[4]

Koudougou[edit]

Sites of interest in Koudougou includes the sacred crocodiles of Sabou.[5]

The West[edit]

Bobo-Dioulasso[edit]

Grand Mosque of Bobo Dioulasso

Sites of interest in Bobo-Dioulasso include: the Grand Mosque,[6] the mausoleum of Guimbi Ouattara,[7] the Houet Provincial Museum, and the Guinguette.[2]

Banfora[edit]

Sites of interest in Banfora include: the Natural Waterfall of Banfora, Lake Tengrela, and the Peaks of Sindou.[2]

The East[edit]

Diapaga[edit]

Sites of interest in Diapaga include: Arli National Park, W National Park, and the cliffs of Gobnangou.[8]

The Sahel[edit]

Djibo[edit]

Sites of interest in Djibo include the Archaeological Museum of Pobé Mengao and the stone carvings of Pobé Mengao.[9]

Gorom Gorom[edit]

Sites of interest in Gorom Gorom include the Feminine Artisan Center of Gorom and the tourist camp of Gorom Gorom.[9]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Burkina Faso for tourism purposes were from the following countries of nationality:[10][11]

Country 2016 2015 2014 2013
 France 23,993 23,840 29,311 35,715
 Ivory Coast 14,914 16,665 16,509 18,852
 Mali 11,956 12,687 12,469 16,065
 Niger 8,884 9,452 7,766 11,265
 Senegal 7,617 6,527 6,824 9,566
 Togo 7,438 5,824 6,498 8,604
 Benin 6,915 6,103 8,113 8,622
 United States 5,611 5,923 5,984 7,748
 Ghana 5,122 5,199 6,074 7,090
Total 151,783 156,036 181,410 206,954


References[edit]

  1. ^ Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport, Report, 2013, Table 1: Donsin Project Costs, http://www.burkinafasoindia.org/documents/Donsin%20FINAL%20English.pdf Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Retrieved March 26, 2006, from http://www.culture.gov.bf/Site_Ministere/[permanent dead link] TEXTES/etablissements/bumetablissements_museenational.htm - 20k -
  3. ^ "Le site de Laongo - symposium international de sculptures de granit". Rivages association de solidarité internationale - Burkina Faso - boucle du Mouhoun - du Mamou au Sahel de Giou à Tougan (in French). Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  4. ^ Retrieved March 26, 2006, from http://www.musee-manega.bf/ - 5k Archived February 12, 2011, at WebCite
  5. ^ Bicaba, I.Sites touristiques du Burkina: La mare aux crocodiles sacrés de Sabou. Retrieved March 26, 2006, from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - 36k
  6. ^ Retrieved March 26, 2006, from http://www.culture.gov.bf/Site_Ministere/[permanent dead link] textes/tourisme/tourisme.htm - 20k
  7. ^ Retrieved March 26, 2006, from http://Retrieved[permanent dead link] March 26, 2006, from http://www.culture.gov.bf/Site_Ministere/[permanent dead link] textes/tourisme/tourisme.htm - 20k
  8. ^ Retrieved March 26, 2006, from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-06-22. Retrieved 2006-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - 72k -
  9. ^ a b Soulama, M(2005).Sites touristiques et tourisme d’affaires. Retrieved March 26, 2006, from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-19. Retrieved 2006-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - 81k
  10. ^ Abstract of Statistics. Chapitre 19 Statistiques du tourismep. 276
  11. ^ Abstract of Statistics. Chapitre 19 Statistiques du tourismep. 276