By Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Paul Clammer, Emilie Filou
Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to the entire such a lot proper and up to date recommendation on what to determine, what to bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. event the tradition of Dakar or Marrakesh, stopover at the gorges and oases of the Sahara, or hike to paradise on Santo Antao in Cape Verde; all together with your depended on trip significant other. Get to the guts of West Africa and start your trip now!
Inside Lonely Planet's West Africa commute Guide:
Colour maps and photographs throughout
Highlights and itineraries exhibit you the easiest solution to tailor your journey on your personal own wishes and interests
Insider suggestions prevent time and cash, and assist you get round like an area, averting crowds and bother spots
Essential information at your fingertips - together with hours of operation, cell numbers, web pages, transit tips, and prices
Honest reports for all budgets - together with consuming, sound asleep, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, and hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks miss
Cultural insights provide you with a richer and extra lucrative shuttle adventure - together with heritage, literature, cinema, faith, track, arts, and West African peoples
Over ninety maps
Useful positive factors - together with Month by way of Month (annual pageant calendar), Itineraries (suggested routes that maximise a while and money), and Peoples of West Africa
Coverage of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and extra
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McDonald BURGERS $$ (off Rue de l. a. Préfecture; mains CFA1500-3000; 11am-10pm Thu-Tue) This cool den off the most drag boasts an inviting lined terrace. It churns out a superb variety of pleasant dishes, together with its recognized hamburger frites (burger with fries). ingesting & leisure Le Mistral BAR ( 11am-midnight) The outside terrace bar is open each evening and is a calm position for a lager, yet what rather attracts the crowds to this position is the indoor (air-con) nightclub open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (CFA500; doorways open at 9pm). The bar is found southeast of city on one of many new sealed roads. info Banque Atlantique (Rte de l. a. Côte d’Ivoire) Ecobank (Rte de l. a. Côte d’Ivoire) Getting There & Away Rakiéta (Rue de l. a. Poste) and TCV (Rue de l. a. Poste) have normal departures for Bobo-Dioulasso (CFA1500, 1½ hours, 8 day-by-day) and Ouaga (CFA8500, 6½ hours, six daily), and one day-by-day carrier every one to Bouaké in Côte d’Ivoire (CFA11,500, 10 hours). the line to Gaoua is in undesirable situation and purely serviced through taxi-brousse (bush taxi; CFA5000, 4 to 5 hours). choose them up on the Gare Routière (bus station; Rte de Bobo-Dioulasso) . differently cross via bus through Bobo. round Banfora simply 7km west of Banfora, Tengréla Lake (admission CFA2000) is domestic to a number of fowl existence and, if you’re fortunate, you’ll see hippos (especially from January to April). The admission cost encompasses a pirogue (traditional canoe) journey. are looking to laze a couple of days away within the region? Park your backpack at Campement Farafina ( seventy six forty five seventy five 15, seventy eight 17 25 04; soloisa6@hotmail. com; Tengréla; r with out rest room CFA4000) , a five-minute stroll from the lake: amenities are very uncomplicated (bucket bathe, dust huts with no fan), however the proprietor, Solo, is an adept musician and a good looking host. a few 11km northwest of Banfora, the Karfiguéla Waterfalls (Cascades de Karfiguéla; admission CFA1000) are reached via an impressive road of mango bushes. you could take a dip within the stunning usual swimming pools at the higher a part of the waterfalls. approximately 3km north, off the N2 highway to Bobo, the Dômes de Fabedougou (admission CFA1000) , limestone formations sculpted over millennia via water and erosion into quirky domelike shapes, are one other arresting sight. at the highway to the Dômes, the sugar manufacturing unit Société Nouvelle Sucrière de los angeles Comoé (Sosuco; 20 ninety one eighty one eleven; www. sn-sosuco. com; off Rte de Bobo-Dioulasso; admission unfastened) is one among Burkina’s more odd attractions. It produces 35,000 tonnes of sugar a yr from 4000 hectares of sugar cane. you could stopover at the manufacturing unit and attend the astounding sugar-cane fires from November to April. Ring the manufacturing unit for information of the visits or ask your lodge. You’ll desire wheels to discover the world; in the event you don’t have your personal, constitution a taxi for the day. Taxi motive force Hema Dounbia ( seventy six forty forty four forty seven) comes warmly advised. best of bankruptcy Sénoufo kingdom Sindou Peaks one among Burkina Faso’s such a lot wonderful landscapes, the Sindou Peaks (Pics de Sindou; admission CFA1000, contains 45min guided stroll) are a slender, craggy chain that includes a ravishing array of tortuous cones sculpted via the weather.