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Off the beaten path: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is an excellent destination to learn about West Aftrican culture and traditions, one of the safest countries in all of Africa with the vast variety of folk music of different tribes, the land of many wooden masks, diverse wildlife and the highest concentration of elephants. In other words, if you like to travel off the beaten path, there are plenty of opportunities to learn new things in this country - unusual arts and crafts, weird rituals and traditions, amazing troglodyte dwellings, and more.

Niansogoni troglodyte village

Niansogoni is a remote troglodyte village in Burkina Faso, close to the border with Mali. It is quite hard to get there, but the view is worth it. The village, now abandoned, is a fascinating…

The weird looking mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso

The Great Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso looks like an alien fruit or a weird animal - it has the classic features of Sudanese mosques coupled with the features of the local culture. It is…