Do you know about Burkina Faso history? Do you know where Burkina Faso capital is? Do you know what language Burkina Faso population speak? Is Burkina Faso a safe country? Is Burkina Faso a poor country? We’ll answer them all below!
Ever thought which country has the coolest name? No need to think more, it’s Burkina Faso! And when they want to say what their nationality is, it becomes Burkinabe!
Their capital has an even cooler than the country’s name, It’s Ouagadougou!
Just try saying Ouagadougou 5 times, it makes you want to dance!
Let’s see what else is cool in this beautifully named country.
Recent History of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso (Man, I love saying its name!) was colonized by France long enough to make French the country’s official language!
After that, they had a lot of struggling and corruption in their government that made people say, “Enough is enough” and protest in the streets against their former president who was extending his 27 years of ruling the country for a few more years!
They had a democratic election and since then people are trying to move on towards democracy but it would probably take a while, just like every other nation throughout history!
If you are interested to know more about ups and downs in this existing country, read Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest and Revolution by clicking on the picture below.
People in Burkina Faso
Almost everyone in the country is offspring of African tribes, mostly Mossi and then Fula.
The highlight of Burkinabe people is that they’re constantly among the top 10 fastest population growing nations in the world!
They’re mostly Muslim but have more than %30 Christians but when it comes to religious views, they’re secular!
Their traditional clothes and masks are colorful and beautiful, great to use as Halloween costumes! You don’t have to go all the way to Burkina Faso to get them, simply click on the pictures below!
What to do in Burkina Faso
Travel between Regions in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso has 13 Regions and each one has its unique lifestyle and buildings because the climate goes from the absolute desert in the north to tropical in the south. It is interesting to see how people adapt themselves with the nature of the area they’re living in.
Ouagadougou Cathedral in Burkina Faso
This precious Cathedral was built in the 1930s by French believers who lived there at the time.
The interior of this Cathedral is gorgeous too (Considering it is in one of the less developed countries).
Crocodiles Animal park in Burkina Faso
There’s a Crocodile animal park in Burkina Faso!
There are some villages that residents have a peaceful co-existence with the Crocodiles.
They are not afraid of them and even sit on them fearlessly! They believe that their Crocodiles are nice enough, not to eat them!
If you ever go there, try it, It’ll be one of your unforgettable life moments!
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15 thoughts on “The Ultimate Travel Guide to Burkina Faso”
This is very informative! I am guilty of never ever hearing about this country
Don’t feel bad. Almost no one has heard about Burkina Faso before. Now you’re ahead of many!
I should to there someday and use my French skills! 😃
I’m learning Espanol, I stand no chance in Africa yet! lol
You have the Caribbean and so much of unexplored territory in South America 🙂
Right! I don’t feel that bad anymore, thanks😅
Nice informative post.. Which place are you from?
Thank you dear Shahzad.
Oh… That is awesome..
Every time I read your post I get to learn something new from you. Wonderful writing!❤️
Thank you very much dear Aishwarya!
Your comment made my day 😊
An eye-opening place to spend some weeks. Some travelogue from 2016 : https://skirmisheswithreality.net/2016/05/05/ouagadougou-journal-3-traditional-music/
Thank you for sharing it with us.
I appreciate it.
Amazing your post Delusional Bubble 😉
Thank you 😊