Shopping

Shopping in Burkina Faso can be a delight, or exhausting, depending on your tolerance for bargaining, which you will have to do. Local markets – particularly in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso – are wonderful places for seeing all the local arts and crafts; the artisan cooperatives are best for a calmer, good-value souvenir-shopping experience. In any case, shopping provides a good opportunity for contact with local people.