Instagram
Tumblr
LinkedIn

BURKINA FASO, DAY 1

Flying into Ouagadougou it appears so much bigger than Bamako, which surprises me as fewer people seem to have heard of it. Anyway, passport control was a breeze and coming out of the airport all seems fine and well. My driver was waiting in the car park and the hotel, Siri Suma is located just 10minutes away, ideal!

WHERE IS BURKINA FASO?

LOGISTICS

I checked in and asked the owner (very helpful French guy) if he could arrange the driver to take me to the Niger embassy and to my surprise he knew exactly where it was. A lot of the problems here in Africa are logistical and normally operating hours and procedures don’t apply so you always have to do plenty of research before arriving.

THE HEAT

Traffic doesn’t get any better in Burkina Faso as everyone just does as they please. It’s no problem sitting in traffic but the heat just kills you. It’s already 42*C and my phone and watch have already turned themselves off, I don’t think I’m that far behind them!

Locals riding motorcycle in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The heat of Ouaga

NIGER EMBASSY

The embassy experience went well as I had all the French forms filled in for me at the reception. I was then taken to the consul who issues the visas and said come back on Thursday…..my flight was on Wednesday! After a little pleading to get it by Wednesday lunchtime she said no problem….Africa isn’t so bad is it?

David Simpson in Niger Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The heat of Ouaga

NEXT UP

After a siesta and the dodgiest burger I have had, its time to check out the city where I’ll see the worst zoo in the world. Click to read.

SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
132/229

This post is part of the West Africa Series, pt1, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.
To watch the video of my trip, head to my highlights on my Instagram.

Question Time

  • Have you been to Burkina Faso, what was your experience like?
  • Where did you stay
  • How did you enjoy the temperature

Let me know in the comments below . . .

Send this to someone who might like it
A DAY IN BAMAKO, MALI
THE MOST HORRIBLE ZOO

About the Author

Instagram
Tumblr
LinkedIn

Related Articles:

Got a question, some advice or want to tell me about your experience?

I’d love to hear it . . .

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Menu