About this book
From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north - plus internationally recognised 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 the country 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.
Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background information Climate, Geography, Plant life, Wildlife, History, Economy, People, Language, Education, Religion, Music, Cinema, Theatre, Literature, Arts and crafts, Sport Chapter 2 Practical information When to visit, Highlights, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Tourist information, Getting around, accommodation, Eating and drinking, Media, Communications, Photography, Local understanding, Hassles, Giving something back PART TWO THE GUIDE 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 Further reading Index
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.