Introducing Gaoua & Lobi Country
The small town of Gaoua (population 25,100) is a good base for exploring Lobi country, an area that’s culturally distinct.
There are a couple of ATMs (Visa only) in town. For internet, head to the women-run Association Pour la Promotion Féminine de Gaoua in the centre. It also sells local handicrafts such as shea butter soap and creams, pottery and textiles (the shop is open 7.30am to 12.30pm and 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday).