Monday 8 August 2011

Karfiguela Falls and the Domes de Fabedougou

After flagging down a car from Bobo-Dioulasso, we headed off to Banfora, a transport town 85km out from the city (argh, can't wait to start using miles instead of kilometers again!).

Once at Banfora, I contacted Omar (+226 76 60 37 23), a taxi driver that was put in touch with us by another traveler. He would drive us 10km to the Karfiguela Waterfalls (Banfora Cascades) for 10,000CFA ($20US). Luckily, we were able to swing the "Peace Corps discount" and entered the falls for only 500CFA ($1US) each. After walking through the mango trees, the multi-layered waterfalls made for a great backdrop to our photoshoot!

Note: If time allows, a bike ride out to the waterfalls would be worth it!

I'm taking full credit for the timing of this shot!

Karfiguela Falls a.k.a. Banfora Cascades

After dozens of photos, we headed out to the Domes de Fabedougou just 2km away. I had no idea that you could actually climb to the top of the peaks until we saw people easily traversing around.

Domes de Fabedougou

Being fiercely Zen in Burkina Faso

Note: If interested, check out Lake Tengrela, a small lake in the village of the same name. Why go? Hippos!

While waiting for the VIP bus to take off (yes, it actually leaves on time), we spoiled ourselves with a meal from McDonalds...err...MacDonalds that is. We didn't care as the hamburgers and spaghetti bolognaise were the closest thing you could get to McDonalds in these parts of West Africa!

P.S. Burkina Faso has beautiful baskets. I'm obsessed, but will not put up photos as any reader will think photos of baskets are boring.

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