Apply to volunteer in Burkina Faso or explore the country on one of our tours or gap year packages. Burkina Faso has a population of around 17 million people and most flights arrived into the capital Ouagadougou, this is a landlocked nation with very friendly local people. If someone asked you to locate Burkina Faso on a map you might have difficulty doing so, but once you have visited this country you won't forget it in a hurry. We have some fantasic adventure holidays where you can get a really authentic experience and do something meaningful.
Search our travel ideas, gap year programs, authentic activity & cultural holidays in Burkina Faso
Search our ideas for things to do in Burkina Faso including sightseeing, eco tourism & special interest activities like gap years.
Burkina Faso might not strike you as a place to visit on your average holiday but if you have a sense of adventure and you are looking for an exciting new destination. This is a French speaking country which is almost definately not the first place you think of when planning a gap year. There are not many trips which visit this country but on our website you can find small group overland tours in Burkina Faso. Please note this country is very poor and lacks basic infrastructure, you might not have ever visited anywhere like this before but the local people are very friendly and will be very open to meeting you.