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1 - Locals having fun in Burkina Faso
2 - Camping at the Dômes de Fabedougou in Burkina Faso
3 - Hiking in Burkina Faso
4 - Interacting with the locals in Burkina Faso
5 - The monkey and the cat taking a break from dancing

Hiking journey Burkina Faso

15-day small-scale group journey Burkina Faso

Waving children, hippopotamus, impressive rock formations, reservoirs, picturesque villages, plantations and centuries-old cliff houses, our Burkina Faso Hiking journey combines a sequence of special places and experiences!


This hiking trip takes you to the countryside of West Burkina Faso and her welcoming inhabitants.
Natural wonders, stillness and an introduction to the local people and their culture go hand in hand.
With permission of the village chiefs nights are spent in picturesque villages with traditional mud-built houses. You get to know the local people, sleep underneath star-spangled skies and walk on trails, which are shared with the locals. Taste the fruits of the season, while the guide shares his knowledge about daily life of the mainly animist population.
Walking from Niansogoni to Tengrela you experience Burkina Faso in a truly unique way.


Travelers’ experiences:

Nice trip, beautiful country, kind people.
We have been to places, where hardly any tourist has been.
Reinaud and Frank, November 2015

The fourteen day trip out of Ouagadougou, first by bus west through Bobo Dioulasso and Banfora, and on to Niasogoni, and then trekking eastwards through Senoufou country, was phenomenal. It was a privilege to walk with the extremely knowledgeable Sinaly and Alassan, under the watchful eye of the overall trip's guide, Ibrahim, through a part of the world that all too rarely now sees any kind of foreigner, and to enjoy the wonderful welcome from people we met in the fields and stayed with in the villages. While the daily mileage isn't for the fainthearted, particularly given the region's higher than usual temperatures, it was a treat to see some wonderful scenery - not least the old escarpment-sheltered village of Niansogoni, the Sindou Peaks, the Moussono Peaks, the Domes de Fabedougou, Tengrela Lake and the Karfiguela Falls. Our luggage was taken between villages by the lively and resourceful Abu, and we were fabulously catered for by the ever-smiling Danis. I could not recommend this trip too highly.
Elizabeth Weir – November 2018

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 Take a look at the footage of the November 2015 trip

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In short

Day 1: journey to Ouagadougou
Day 2: Ouagadougou - Banfora
Day 3: Banfora - Sindou
Day 4-12: 9-day hike
Day 13: Tengrela - Bobo Dioulasso
Day 14: Bobo D - Ouagadougou
Day 15: Ouagadougou, departure
Book this trip


€ 1,445 per person
single supplement € 105


6-20 November 2020
12-26 November 2020

Is GD added to the dates? The trip then has a guaranteed departure.
Individual extensions are possible.
Also available as a tailor-made journey.


All nights accommodation, breakfast on all days, full board and filtered water during the trek, use of tents, English (and French) spoken local guides, bagage transport during the trek, all costs related to side trips included in the itinerary, all transport related to the itinerary, airport transfers and tourist taxes.


Journey to and from Burkina Faso, visa, vaccinations, insurances (such as health, travel and cancellation insurances), drinks, additional meals, souvenirs and personal expenses.

responsible travel

Papillon Reizen values taking her responsibility. That is why we pay a fair price for goods and services. Besides all our activities contribute to the Papillon funds. In addition this hiking trip contributes to Association Solidarité Djiguiya in Sindou.


Local transport (by bus and minibus) and transport arranged for the group.


5 nights in hotels/B&B in double rooms with fan and private bathroom, 3 nights in basic huts in camps with shared facilities, based on double occupancy and 7 nights in tents (tents and matrasses provided), based on double occupancy. (Sanitairy) facilities are simple during the trek.
Note: twin rooms are rare in Burkina Faso accommodations. If single beds are required, we advise opting for the single supplement. The single supplement gives right to single rooms and tents.

group size

4 to 8 people

comfort level of the journey

A good shape is required for the trek. The overall flat surface during the trek consists of mainly sandy trails. 
The stretches covered in the mornings and afternoons vary from 4 till 12 kilometer. The cooler early morning and late afternoon hours will be used for walking, the warmer hours of the day for a long lunch break. Along the way stops will be made according to the group’s needs. During the trek baggage will be transported; you just carry your own daypack.

practical information

Take a look on the Burkina Faso page for (practical) information.
After booking a confirmation email with extensive information and a baggage list will be sent.