Burkina Faso is divided into three climatic zones:
• the Sahelian climate in the north, with an annual rainfall of less than 600 mm, and temperatures between 10 ° C in January and 40 ° C in April;
• Sudano-Sahelian climate, in the center (Ouagadougou), with annual rainfall between 600 and 1000 mm, and temperatures between 13 ° C in January and 40 ° C in April;
• the Sudanian climate (Bobo Dioulasso), where annual rainfall exceeds 1000mm and temperatures range from 12 ° C in January to 38 ° C in April.
The pleasant periods are from December to the end of February (dry and cool, but with the possibility of a sandy wind), and July-August (cool season with rains that generally do not last but wash the sky and landscapes, Can make certain tracks more difficult to pass). The decisive factor for the choice of a period is the objective of the trip: safari, visit of the Sahel, cultural events … July for the beauty of rural areas and pleasant temperatures, and November-February for cultural activities and cool temperatures Are our favorite times. Wildlife reserves are more practicable between December and June.
– Vaccines and health precautions:
The yellow fever vaccine is the only one required, but the hepatitis B vaccine and the meningitis vaccine (February-March) are recommended.
It is important to take a prophylactic antimalarial and to provide mosquito repellent products.
In the dry season, provide a lip balm and a moisturizing product
– How to get there :
• By plane :
O AIR FRANCE
O The Africa Point
O Air ALGERIE
O ROYAL AIR MOROCCO
O SENEGAL INTERNATIONAL
O AIR BURKINA
• By roads, from neighboring countries: The roads and trails are fairly well maintained, and are quite practicable from Niger, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Togo.
– Recommendations: consider taking an entry visa or even a multiple entry visa if you are considering cross-border journeys, light cotton clothing (avoiding too short, “untied” clothing), a sweater In cool season, hat or cap, sunglasses, bathing suit (from March) ….. and your smile.