Bobo, as it's widely known, may be Burkina Faso's second-largest city, but it has a small-town charm and its tree-lined streets exude a languid, semi-tropical atmosphere that makes it a favourite rest stop for travellers.
You'll have plenty to do during the day in and around the city, but save some energy for night-time to enjoy Bobo's thriving music scene and excellent restaurants.
Bobo-Dioulasso destination guides
West African Kingdoms
The allure of West Africa is calling on this truly off-the-beaten-path adventure from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Accra in Ghana. Meet a wealth of fascinating locals, admire a host of unique wildlife and witness the ins and outs of Togo, Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso on this cultural journey through four of West Africa's most impressive countries.