Dangers & Annoyances

Ouagadougou is one of the safer cities in the region, but avoid walking around alone at night. Bag snatching is a problem – don't carry valuables with you.

Police Stations

Entry & Exit Formalities


Visa Extension Arranges six-month visa extensions (bring two photos; CFA60,000) and Visa de l'Entente. Both services take 72 hours.

Internet Access

Cyberposte Also offers printing and scanning services.


There are numerous banks around town, most with ATM.

Banque Atlantique

Biciab Efficient exchange office with a Biciab ATM (Visa only). There are also two other Bicicab ATMs in the centre, at Ave Yennenga and Ave Loudun.



Tourist Information

Institut Géographique du Burkina Maps and general info on the country are available here.

Travel Agencies

Couleurs d'Afrique Offers circuits in Burkina and neighbouring countries. Highly recommended.

L'Agence Tourisme Excellent tour operator, with many years' experience in Burkina and West Africa.

Satguru Travels Recommended for buying airline tickets.