Bravia Hotels (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)‎

Destination

Located in the heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked Sahelian country between Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast. Pretty little touched by mass tourism the country has kept its authenticity. And is the base for many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other humanitarian organizations.

Haute-Volta became Burkina Faso ( "land of honest men") in 1984 under the young Marxist President Sankara, will charm you with the hospitality and friendliness of its inhabitants but also by pride and dynamism.

Burkina Faso has a very rich and varied cultural heritage. From one region to another, lifestyles, customs, activities, crafts and feasts present real specificities. Music and dance naturally loom large in the Burkinabe culture. Wildlife is abundant and varied, especially in the Southeast.

In addition to its own interests, Burkina Faso also has an advantage in its proximity to Mali (in particular the Dogon Country) and Benin (North wild life parks), making it a good base for exploring the region.


OUAGADOUGOU

Ouagadougou, Ouaga familiarly called, is the capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, with a population of 1.62 million people in 2012. It is the cultural, economic and administrative center. The people of Ouaga are called Ouagalais.

Ouagadougou has an international airport.

The city also has a railway station which is the terminus of the railway leading to Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and is operated by the Sitarail.

Roads also depart from the capital to Lome (Togo), Bamako (Mali), Niamey (Niger), Accra (Ghana). Ouagadougou has three highway interchanges south to the Ouaga 2000 district Two other exchangers which one is - the interchange of the West - to the district Gounghin on national No. 1, and the third called commonly interchange east to the east Railway station on national No. 4.

Many companies offer bus connections to other cities in Burkina, such as Bobo Dioulasso and Ouahigouya.

Urban transport is almost non-existent since it is limited to a single bus line. The people of Ouagadougou circulate much in two wheels. The national park motorcycles is estimated at 600,000 motorcycles.

Ouagadougou is not a typical tourist destination; Nevertheless, the city offers many attractions and events that regularly attract a large audience including FESPACO, SIAO (see below), as well as sporting events such as the Tour du Faso. In addition it is home to many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other humanitarian organizations as well as the seats of regional organizations in WAEMU, WHO, etc. making it a destination for conventions and seminars.


NABA GNINBOLBO OUAGADOUGOU GOLF

In 1975, under the leadership of His Excellency the German Ambassador and a few acolytes, the village of Balkouy then represented by His Majesty Naba Gninbolbo at around 10 km from Ouagadougou, on the road to the Po, is designed to accommodate a golf.

Of course at the beginning it is only a few holes that are made. But enough to hang enthusiasts. Quickly, the course takes shape and moves with 9 holes in 1980. In 1987, the course is a par 72 with 18 holes. Still, he had to put this course in accordance with international bodies including the French Golf Federation. This in order to be approved. It is in 1994 that the course was redesigned.

3 passed through by the 4 by 4 of 5. Brief passed by an important modification of the original route. Departures obstacles were redesigned and new beginnings tested by different players. So after this long process of compliance, the Ouagadougou Golf became an official Golf by 72. Immediately officials then decided to bring in a professional to revitalize the club and increase the club members who could now take classes with a pro.

Today Ouaga club enjoys a good reputation and a good operation that both its management in sport. Equipped with a club house became a meeting place where residents enjoy meeting and relax.


INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF CRAFTS OUAGADOUGOU

The International Exhibition of Crafts of Ouagadougou (SIAO) is an event that brings together artisans from around the world. The African craft is however generally honored. The week-long Fair is usually held between late October and early November of every even year.


PANAFRICAN FESTIVAL OF FILM AND TELEVISION OUAGADOUGOU

The Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is one of the largest festivals of African cinema. It takes place every two years in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso.

The aim of the festival is :

Apart from organizing the festival itself, the responsible public institution FESPACO also as part of organizing nonprofit projections towards rural areas in partnership with NGOs, associations, schools and other public and private institutions; to promote African cinema at international festivals and to organize various events around the cinema.

FESPACO is financially assisted by the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNESCO, UNICEF, the European Union and the cooperation of several countries (Germany, Burkina Faso, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Republic of China, Sweden).


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

For those wishing to extend their stay, Burkina Faso is full of attractions that you can visit.

In Ouagadougou, you can visit the Monument of National Heroes, the Music Museum and the Village Artisanal.

Around Ouagadougou, you can visit: