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Road in Burkina Faso
Road in Burkina Faso
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Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip

Ouagadougou - Boromo - Bobo-Dioulasso - Sindou - Bondigui - Leo - Po - Corabié - Fada N'Gourma - Tansarga - Kantchari - Bilanga

Expect on your Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip Itinerary

Wildlife
Historical sites
Landscape
Comfort
Urban life
Culture
Road conditions
Security
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  • Motorhome Site
  • Hotels
  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Historical sites
  • Landscape
  • Camping
  • Restaurants
12 Stages 1,425 mi 4.5 h/stage

Best months to drive Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip in Burkina Faso

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Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip Itinerary

Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip is a perfect treat for avid lovers of road excursions. If you are looking for a trip dedicated to adventurer, you are in the right place. While behind the wheel, you will drive through such places as Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, and Sindou. The trip described in this article will take 13 days to complete, but tourists can easily complete it in 9. Of course, you can continue the trip and extend your adventure. The average time that you will spend behind the wheel daily is 4.5 hours, and travellers have approximately 1,425mi to cover. So, sit comfortably behind the wheel, and let’s begin the journey!
13 number of days
1,425 mi route length
fair budget
adventurer good for
on the right traffic direction
extreme accident level
In spite of the fact that the hotels on the way do not offer that much comfort, they still offer good value for money. Even though the region is known for lower security, caution is the key to staying safe while on the road. In Burkina Faso, there is a extreme number of accidents and you drive on the right. The period between October and March is consider for travelling in the region.

  Ouagadougou
Distance: 1,425 mi, Driving time: 58.9 h, Pace: slow
Airports: OUA

Your journey starts at the Ouagadougou Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Simple Wikipedia Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Simple Wikipedia

1 Ouagadougou - Boromo
Distance: 111 mi, Driving time: 2.7 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options dining venues trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Boromo - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org Boromo - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org

2 Boromo - Bobo-Dioulasso
Distance: 112 mi, Driving time: 2.6 h, Pace: fast
dining venues trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Bobo-Dioulasso - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - www.flickr.com Bobo-Dioulasso - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - www.flickr.com

3 Bobo-Dioulasso - Sindou Peaks - Sindou
Distance: 82 mi, Driving time: 2.4 h, Pace: modest
attractive landscape dining venues scenic road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Sindou - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org Sindou - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org

4 Sindou - Bondigui
Distance: 148 mi, Driving time: 4.2 h, Pace: modest
limited number of petrol stations dining venues trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Bondigui - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - The Water Project Bondigui - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - The Water Project

5 Bondigui - Leo
Distance: 105 mi, Driving time: 3.3 h, Pace: modest
limited number of petrol stations dining venues trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Leo - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Leo - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

6 Leo - Po
Distance: 83 mi, Driving time: 7.4 h, Pace: slow
attractive landscape 4WD recommended stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations scenic road sections of narrow road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Po - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - www.flickr.com Po - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - www.flickr.com

7 Po - Corabié
Distance: 20 mi, Driving time: 1.0 h, Pace: slow
4WD recommended stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations dining venues sections of narrow road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Corabié - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Travellerspoint Corabié - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Travellerspoint

8 Corabié - Fada N'Gourma
Distance: 182 mi, Driving time: 8.4 h, Pace: slow
4WD only stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations !en!generator.stage-attribute.SeasonalClosure! sections of narrow road dining venues scenic road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Fada N'Gourma - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Fada N'Gourma - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

9 Fada N'Gourma - Tansarga
Distance: 197 mi, Driving time: 9.7 h, Pace: slow
4WD only stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations dining venues scenic road sections of narrow road !en!generator.stage-attribute.SeasonalClosure! trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Tansarga - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - AccessWDUN Tansarga - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - AccessWDUN

10 Tansarga - Kantchari
Distance: 53 mi, Driving time: 2.2 h, Pace: slow
4WD only stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations dining venues scenic road !en!generator.stage-attribute.SeasonalClosure! sections of narrow road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Kantchari - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Pinterest Kantchari - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Pinterest

11 Kantchari - Bilanga
Distance: 172 mi, Driving time: 8.0 h, Pace: slow
4WD only stretches of gravel road dining venues !en!generator.stage-attribute.SeasonalClosure! sections of narrow road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Bilanga - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Medium Bilanga - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - Medium

12 Bilanga - Ouagadougou
Distance: 161 mi, Driving time: 7.1 h, Pace: slow
accommodation options 4WD recommended dining venues sections of narrow road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - www.flickr.com Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso - Africa - Road Trip - www.flickr.com

  Ouagadougou
Airports: OUA

Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip Summary

Surely, our itinerary idea has become a great inspiration for your future travels.
The tour we’ve suggested can be used as a template that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original attractions.
If car travel is the preferred travel mode for you, there are a number of important traffic regulations to follow and a number of elements to remember to ensure safety. These tips will surely become useful for travellers who are considering vehicle hire or hiring a camper.
When sightseeing around Burkina Faso, there are multiple traffic rules to be mindful of. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any expense when Burkina Faso is your road trip destination. In Burkina Faso, the legal alcohol limit for drivers is low and amounts to only 0‰. In order to avoid aspeeding ticket, it is best to never exceed 37mph. When it comes to non-build-up areas, you should bear in mind that the maximum speed is 62mph. On highways, avoid exceeding the allowed speed of 62mph. In order to stay safe, we recommend equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and driving with your headlights on during the day.
The majority of holidaymakers wonder about the costs of the whole trip. Well, depending on the budget option that you’re interested in, the money that you have to pay for your travel expenses may vary. A wide range of budget configurations is presented below.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 13 stages while travelling around Burkina Faso may equal as much as 179 GBP. You should take into consideration that economy accommodation will cost around 393 GBP. The travel expenses connected with food and restaurants within this option may cost up to about 333 GBP. Travellers will have to pay about 1,054 GBP if they opt for the budget rental car option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from roughly 905 GBP to approximately 1,959 GBP.
Holidayers who seek greater comfort and the standard option should be prepared to pay the maximum of 239 GBP for the gasoline needed to cover the trip. Those who are looking for standard accommodation options should be ready to pay about 888 GBP. On food and restaurants within the standard range of services, you will have to spend roughly 444 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental vehicle should expect a cost of around 1,054 GBP. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 2,625 GBP for holidayers who would like to try vehicle rental and 1,571 GBP for those who are not interested in rental.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will live up to the expectations of the most demanding drivers. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay about 3,842 GBP for the whole road trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend approximately 2,621 GBP. Travellers who would like to cover the itinerary in a premium rental vehicle should expect a cost of around 1,221 GBP. If you are interested in the premium version of the road trip, you need to spend the maximum of 290 GBP on the gasoline needed to cover the trip. Tourists who will go for top services in all aspects of their trip should expect to pay more or less 1,665 GBP for overnight stays and around 666 GBP for restaurants and food.
Our trip will also become interesting for all camper fans, as it can be easily adjusted to their requirements. If you choose this travel means, the expenses may amount to roughly 1,665 GBP. Camper fans will spend about 350 GBP on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the road trip. Drivers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay around 282 GBP for overnight stays and approximately 333 GBP for expenses connected with food.
All of the details connected with costs can be checked in the section Road Trip Costs.
The part of Burkina Faso showed in our road trip idea is superb to be explored between October and March. There are multiple intriguing road trips and scenic drives that are available on our website if Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip has inspired you. Hopefully, the great versatility of options will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding travellers.
  • Road Trip Costs
  • How much does it cost to go on a Grand Burkina Faso Road Trip in Burkina Faso?
  • Economy
    Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 1,054 GBP
    • drive & more 179 GBP
    • sleep & more 393 GBP
    • eat & more 333 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 905 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,959 GBP
  • Standard
    Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 1,054 GBP
    • drive & more 239 GBP
    • sleep & more 888 GBP
    • eat & more 444 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,571 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,625 GBP
  • Premium
    High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 1,221 GBP
    • drive & more 290 GBP
    • sleep & more 1,665 GBP
    • eat & more 666 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,621 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,842 GBP
  • Camper
    On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self cooking. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 1,665 GBP
    • drive & more 350 GBP
    • sleep & more 282 GBP
    • eat & more 333 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 965 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,630 GBP

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Facts for safer driving in Burkina Faso

drink drive limit
0
max speed urban
37 mph
max speed rural
62 mph
max speed highway
62 mph
headlights at daytime
on
fire extinguisher
no
tolls
no
seat belts
yes