Burkina Faso was formerly a French colony, and gained independence in 1960 as Upper Volta, “meaning the Land of Upright people”, which was adopted in 1984. The economy of Burkina Faso totals $28 billion in 2013, and GDP per capita equals $1,634 the same year.
Though there haven’t been many tourists patronizing it per year, it remains a fantastic destination for interested travelers in sighting an amazing West African country and exploring the culture and music of Africa.
Burkina Faso comprises of various ancient and archeological structures that depict its heritage. The attraction of the country also extends to some beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, zoological gardens, national parks and plenty rock formations.
Wildlife is a core factor of the eastern side of this country, while the central part boosts of business tourism, around Ouagadougou the capital. The northern side focuses on nomadic populations and traditions while the west on the discovery of cultural tourism.
Burkina Faso may be one of the unpopular nations of Africa in terms of travel destinations, but that’s in total contrast with the cultural and natural marvels it has to offer. The country is an amazing place to visit, with mud-built mosques, troglodyte villages, and huge elephants that dominate the setting.
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