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Cheap Flights to Burkina Faso

Cheap Flights to Burkina Faso

Business travelers and those looking to experience West African culture and a getaway to an exotic location will enjoy visiting Burkina Faso. This small, landlocked country is most famous for its music and drumming culture. You will find most of the hot spots and cultural activities in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital city. Ouagadougou is a large, bustling city that is centered around its largest market, the Grand Marche.

Flights to Burkina Faso

If you book cheap flights to Burkina Faso, you will arrive at Burkina Faso's major airport in Ouagadougou, about a mile south of the city center. Ouagadougou International Airport (OUA) serves both domestic and international passengers. This modest airport consists of one terminal that serves between 500,000 and 800,000 people per year. Ten airlines serve passengers on flights to Burkina Faso. Those living in Africa may take advantage of regional carriers such as Air Cote D'Ivoire, Tunis Air, Royal Air Maroc, Air Burkina and Air Algerie. Brussels Air and Air France offer service from Western Europe, and Emirates and Turkish Air offer service from the Middle East.

Avis provides car rentals for travelers, but taxis are the most common form of transportation. Burkina Faso has two types of taxis: green and white. White taxis are for VIP service and are the most expensive. Green taxis are often shared, but they are much less expensive. Taxi rates are not fixed in Burkina Faso, so make sure to negotiate your rate before you get in. Your trip to the main commercial center of the city will only be about 5 minutes. If you choose to travel outside of the city or to other nearby countries, buses are plentiful and the most economical way to get around Burkina Faso.

Attractions in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou houses most of the main attractions in Burkina Faso. Expect many sites and activities to center around music. You can visit the National Museum of Music to learn about the country's musical history and culture and view various musical instruments at the Manega Museum. Enjoy some of the local music at the French Cultural Center or one of the local restaurants with live music. For more music and excellent dining, head to Burkina Faso's second-largest city, Bobo-Dioulasso. Nature lovers may opt for a safari at Arli National Park.

Travel Tips for Burkina Faso

Flights to Burkina Faso are available throughout the year to attend the country's notable festivals. When you are searching for cheap flights to Burkina Faso, consider traveling in March to attend FESTIMA, the largest international art and mask festival in West Africa; it's held in Dedougou about three hours from the capital. You may also consider visiting during Waga Hip Hop, a music festival dedicated to rap, beat boxing and hip-hop music.

Enjoy as much local cuisine as you can handle when you travel to Burkina Faso. Two people can eat in a fine restaurant for under $20. Typical dishes include potatoes, peanuts, corn and millet.

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