Burkina Faso has four regions of interest to tourists. They include Central, Eastern, Western and Northern regions of the country. The country has around 66 ethnic groups and each have its culture and traditions. Some of the best attraction sites include: the National Museum of Ouagadougou which is very important tourist spot. It was established in 1962 and celebrates the traditional and cultures of the country’s tribes. It stocks sacred item which tell about the country’s culture and population.
Burkina Faso has two festivals that take place every two years in the capital Ouagadougou. They are: The international saloon of arts and crafts [SIAO] and the festival of cinema [FESPACO]. The first one is way to publicize African Craft Industry and to teach about the African art. All African countries are usually represented. The second screens all African Films which compete for awards. This festival attracts many visitors because is the only place where African actors, directors and film makers meet together to promote African Cinema. The festivals last 3to 4 weeks.
Burkina Faso has a variety of wildlife most of them living in captivity. There is the wildlife park of Zinjare. It has animals like lions, antelopes, elephants and other species. The president’s house is also near the park. The town of Ouagadougou is reputed for its sacred crocodile. The animals are extremely harmless and you can hold them, sit on them and take pictures to serve as a memorabilia. You can also visit the town of Banfora. Here you will see the Natural Waterfall of Banfora that attracts over 3000 tourists every year.
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