Museum in Bobo-Dioulasso

Musée Communal Sogossira Sanon

A small museum that showcases masks, statues and ceremonial dress from all over Burkina Faso. There are full-scale examples of traditional buildings inside the grounds.
Forest in Bobo-Dioulasso

Forêt de Kou

Village in Bobo-Dioulasso


Village in Bobo-Dioulasso


Market in Bobo-Dioulasso

Grand Marché

Bobo-Dioulasso's centrepiece, the expansive Grand Marché, is hugely enjoyable and atmospheric, and a wonderful (and largely hassle-free) place to experience a typical African city market.
Mosque in Bobo-Dioulasso

Grande Mosquée

Built in 1893, the Grande Mosquée is an outstanding example of Sahel-style mud architecture, with conical towers and wooden struts (which both support the structure and act as scaffolding during replastering). Visit…
Church in Bobo-Dioulasso


Area in Bobo-Dioulasso


Bobo's historical centre is a thriving neighbourhood. Little has changed over the centuries in terms of organisation: Muslims, griots (traditional caste of musicians or praise singers), blacksmiths and 'nobles' (far…