Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso is home to around 1,100,000 people.
It’s located 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) away from Banjul - Gambia, Gambia and about 1350 miles (2173 kilometers) from Agadir, Morocco.
If you love food and shopping, head to the various stores of the Central Market. Check out what the locals are buying and then purchase some unique outfits.
Civic places and public squares are the perfect places to observe the rhythms of a city; Place des Cineastes in Ouagadougou is certainly no exception. Pack a picnic basket and turn off your phone, this little patch of Ouagadougou is the place to step off life’s merry go round for a precious hour or two.
An old place of worship, one of the most popular of the many historic sites in this city, is the Ouagadougou Cathedral. Visit the site to explore its symbolic significance and then take your time to study its design.
The ecological preserves in the vicinity of Ouagadougou show visitors the birds, trees and plants which inhabit the region. Take a long walk in Kabore Tambi National Park and appreciate a trip away from the urban streets.