Explore and find hotels in Burkina Faso

This West African wonder is a hub for the region’s culture and music. Its diversity is summed up by the fact that there are over 60 ethnic groups – with just as many languages – found in all corners of the country. Throughout the year, there are hip hop, jazz, cinema and masked dancing festivals. Most of these, including the biannual International Arts and Crafts Fair, are held in the capital of Ouagadougou (also known as Ouago – pronounced ‘Wa-Gha’) and Bobo-Dioulasso in the southwest. Festivals aside, the music scene is ever present, with live reggae, salsa and traditional orchestras playing in lots of different local venues. The green heart of the country can be found in and around Banfora, home to majestic waterfalls and lakes for hippo spotting. The nearby Sindou Peaks’ are worth a visit to see the peculiar rock formations which have been shaped over millions of years. Most accommodation comes in the form of hotels in the two main cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, with a small amount scattered on the outskirts.