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Burkina Faso – in and around and out again

I’ve just spent about six days in Burkina Faso, and I thought it might be useful to report on a couple of things that might help other travellers.

Firstly, you can still get a visa on arrival at land borders. The costs are:
24,000 CFA- Transit Visa (1-3 days)
94,000 CFA – 90-day single entry visa
122,000 CFA – 90 day multi-entry visa

I crossed into Burkina Faso from Ghana at the Tamale border, in the far NW of Ghana. It’s very easy to miss the actual frontier and cross accidentally, as I did…

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Accomodation in Burkina? - do we need to book in advance?

Hi´

We are going to Burkina from 25.12 - 3.1.
Is it necessary to book accomodation in advance - having in mind X-mas and New Year? We are going to Ouga, Bobo and Banfora?

/Pernille
Denmark

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Riots in Burkina Faso

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/30/burkina-faso-protests-president-constitution-power

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Riots in Burkina Faso

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/30/burkina-faso-protests-president-constitution-power

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3 weeks in Burkina Faso - solo female traveller

Hi all,

I currently live in Cairo, Egypt and wanted to travel to Ghana but because of the horrendous tourist visa process, I'm now considering visiting Burkina Faso only as they offer Visa On Arrival (I called the BF embassy here in Cairo).

Already I have read a lot of useful information here on BF but I have a few questions:

(1) With my travel time just under three weeks, is this enough time to comfortably visit the following places - Ouaga, Tiebele village, Gaoua, Bobo and Niansogoni. Can…

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Gerewol festival with Kanaga adventure tours

During the next few days Gerewol festival is taking place in Ingall, Agadez región in northern Niger.
I had been planning to attend the festival for over a year and as a matter of fact I was so ready to go, but the power of nature had other plans. I live in the southern part of the Baja California peninsula in northern Mexico. Last Monday hurricane Odile (category 3) with winds of 200 km per hour and gusts of 250 km per hour hit the peninsula. Devastation is incredible just 200 km away from my…

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West Africa Visa Entente

Hey All,
Anyone have any information about applying for the West Africa Visa Entente in the USA? Or, any Americans receive this visa abroad (recently)?
Thanks,
Will

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Burkina Faso Trip Report April, July, & August 2014

Hello,

I recently passed through Burkina a number of times and took note of relevant transportation and accommodation costs. I've posted them all here: http://meganonatrailer.com/practical-information/burkina-faso/. Visa and sim card info is there too.

I wonder if it would be beneficial for me to post the information directly, or is the link sufficient?

Cheers!
M.

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Burkina Faso visa prices in Mali and renewals

I passed through BF a couple of times in the past few months, and took note of a few visa prices.

Visa from embassy in Bamako, Mali -- 24,000CFA (single entry) & 31,000CFA (multiple entry).

I enquired at the Bureau de Sureté de l'Etat in Bobo-Diaolasso for visa extensions, but was offered only a brand new visa, and was quoted prices double that of what you get in Bamako (48,000 and 62,000, respectively). I opted to go back to Bamako to get my new visa.

I saw at the border with Ghana that…

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Sahel

I know that there are many warnings about this area, I wanted to know if anybody visited there lately, and hear how it feels. are there tourists there? what was your experience?