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Bobo-dioulasso

Getting there & away

The bus companies STMB (20 97 08 78; Blvd de la Révolution) and TCV (20 97 23 37; Rue Crozat) have the best buses to Ouagadougou (US$11, five hours), with five daily departures each. For getting around the southwest, Rakieta (20 97 18 91; Ave Ouédraogo) is a good local company that has regular departures to Banfora (US$4, 1½ hours, 10 daily) and Gaoua (US$7.50, around five hours, two daily).