From Safari to the discovery of the Sahel and the South-East

10 days and 9 nights to discover Dori, Aribrinda, Ouahigouya, Tiebele, Nazinga and Ouagadougou

Mosquées de Bani
Mosquées de Bani

Located in the far north of Burkina Faso, the Sahel region covers an area of 36,166 km², or 13.3% of the national territory. The SAHEL, meaning “border region” in Arabic, crosses Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. The Region is populated by nomadic pastoralists and farmers. We will be welcomed by a diversity of ethnic groups: Tuareg, Peul, Songhaï, Bella, and Gourmantché. The climate is arid Sahelian characterized by the alternation of two seasons: a long dry season generally from October to May and a short rainy season from June to September. It is marked by low, irregular rainfall and the average annual rainfall is 400 mm. We will end our journey in the Nazinga Reserve in the South East which is located a few kilometers from the Ghana border, the Nazinga Reserve was created in 1979 and covers an area of 91,300 hectares. Well preserved, it is home to more than 20,000 animals, including 39 species of mammals. The reserve is home to elephants, several species of antelopes (roan antelope, waterbuck, oribi, reed and Buffon’s kob), hyenas, warthogs, crocodiles and many species of primates including red monkeys and baboons.

Day 1: Hexagon - Ouagadougou

Le transport aérien

Welcome by our correspondent at the International airport, transfer to the hotel in Ouagadougou, installation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Ouagadougou - Dori 269 km

Mosquées de Bani
Breakfast, departure for Dori, visit of the leather crafts workshops of Kaya, continuation to Bani, lunch and visit of the 7 mosques surrounding the Bani village, an unmissable moment of our circuit. The 7 mosques can be admired from hundreds of kilometers from the village, they represent an important cultural and tourist heritage of the Sahel region. Continuation of the trip, arrival and installation at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3.4: Dori - Gorom Gorom - Oursi 101 km

Le marché de Gorom-Gorom

Breakfasts and departure for Oursi via Gorom Gorom, two days of visit through the dunes of the Sahel, visit of the Women’s Handicraft Center of Gorom, a cooperative group that was created in 1984 with the aim of diversifying economic resources, continuation, arrival followed by the installation at the hostel, visit to the picturesque and colorful Gorom market (which only takes place on Thursdays, lunch and visit of the Oursi ornithological water pool which is essential for wintering migratory birds. It is the ideal place for bird watchers. Camel ride in the oases and villages to explore the dunes will allow us to admire the beauty of the Sahel, return to the hostel, dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Oursi - Gandefabou - Aribinda 120 km

Gravures rupestres de Pobé Mengao

Breakfast, off-piste departure to reach Aribinda, observation of magnificent rock carvings on the sacred hills, continuation of the trip, arrival and installation at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Aribinda - Ouahigouya 204 km

Marché de betail
Breakfast and departure for the Dogon country, discovery of small Sahelian villages each family with an attic, visit of the Djibo cattle market which is held every Wednesday between 7 am and 2 pm, visit of the Sahel loop , arrival and installation at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Ouahigouya - Ouagadougou 182 km

Le Fespaco de Ouagadougou
Breakfast and visit of the Naaba Yadéga Mausoleum of Ouahigouya, departure for Ouagadougou, visit of some family concessions and discovery of the way of life of the populations, lunch on the way, continuation, arrival and installation at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Ouagadougou - Tiebele 178 km

After breakfast, we leave for the Gourounsi-Kasséna, Mossi, Peuls and Bissa countries, we will visit the mosque of Nagnimi and the women potters of Kombissiri, arrival and installation at the Nazinga Ranch, lunch on the way, visit of the Royal Palace of Tiébélé an exceptional testimony of Kasséna traditions with a unique traditional architecture, visit of the traditional habitats of Tiébélé, visit of Naaba Bilgo and its objects as well as the Tomb of Naba Bilgo’s mother: (the Naaba Bilgo is a descendant of Moro Naba Oubri who was the founder of the Central Kingdom), dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Tiebele - Nazinga Reserve

Reserve du Burkina

Breakfast, formalities for entering the Nazinga reserve, vision safari in the Nazinga reserve. The reserve is home to 32 species of animals. There are found Elephants, cob of fassa, monkeys, hippotragus, warthogs, buffaloes, etc…, at the end, we will visit the Peak of Nahouri in Songo, dinner and overnight at the Nazinga ranch.

Day 10: Nazinga Reserve - Ouagadougou 178 km

Le transport aérien
Breakfast and departure for Ouagadougou, visit of the very colorful Po market, arrival and lunch in a restaurant in the city, excursion to the artisanal village transfer at the evening to the Airport, END OF OUR SERVICES.
Price: 1.341 € / pers. (6 pax)
Price: 1.686 € / pers. (4 pax)
Price: 2.119 € / pers. (2 pax)

This tour includes: 

► Reception and escort by our agent

► Transport and professional driver

► Accommodation in a double room

► Full board meals

► Entrance fees into the attractions

► Toll fees

► Guided tours of all the sites and attractions indicated in the program

► Boats/Canoe rides

This tour does not include:

► International flight fees (Roundtrip)

► Costs related to travel formalities such as visa and immigration charges

► Costs related to travel insurance

► Additional expenses of the tourist such as the purchase of souvenirs

► Alcoholic drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys

► Tips and gifts (freewill gestures)

► Costs related to the Camera

Please specify: 

► The exact dates of visit (date of arrival and date of return)

► Flights and airports of arrival

► Group or tourist’s interests to permit tailored modifications of the tour

► Names and information of visitors for bookings

► Food exigencies; diabetes, vegetarian etc

NB : This program can be modified by demand to suit the expectations of the tourist(s)