Practical Information

 

Climate

Because of its location in the Sudanian zone (between 9 and 15 ° 20 ° 54 N latitude, 2 ° 20 W) Burkina Faso has a tropical climate with two seasons: a dry season from March to June and a season rainy from July to October. A transition season from November to February is between the two main seasons: the season for tourism. The climate is healthy, sunny, hot and dry.

Average temperatures and rainy days
  Jan. Feb. March Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Temp.°C
25
28
31
32
31
28
27
26
27
29
29
26
Rainy days
0
0
4
6
6
12
13
18
16
5
0
0

Clothing

We can dress light throughout the year. Allow warmer clothes like pants and sweatshirt in December and January when temperatures can drop to 18 ° C.

Transportation

  • Air

Air Afrique , Air France , Sabena , Air Algeria, Air Ivoire, Air Burkina and Ghana Air provide service to major cities and capitals of neighboring countries and Europe.

  • Terrestrial

Burkina Faso is connected by paved roads to all neighboring countries (Ivory Coast, Niger, Mali, Togo, Benin, Ghana).

  • Rail

A railway connects Burkina Faso to Côte d'Ivoire

  • Maritime

Autonomous Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Lome (Togo), Cotonou (Benin) and Tema (Ghana)

  • Overview map and detailed map (237K) tract of land transport and rail.

Local currency

Burkina Faso is a member of the UEMOA (Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa), whose currency is the CFA Franc : a French F = 100 F CFA = 1 Euro 661, 359 CFA francs = $ 1 CAN 390 F CFA It Burkina is the ATM cards.




Hours









Holidays

Offices: 7 am to 12h30 and from 15h to 17h30 Monday to Friday Banks :7:30 to 11 am and 4:30 p.m. to 15H from Monday to Friday Shops: 7:30 to 18h from Monday to Saturday Market Grand Ouagadougou:  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily



January 1: New Year's Day 
January 3: Uprising 
March 8: International Women's Day, 
Easter Monday             (mobile) 
1 May: Labour Day *
May 12: Ascension 
August 4: Rise of the Revolution 
on August 5: Proclamation Independence 
August 15: Assumption 
October 15: Advent of Correction 
11 November: All Saints Day December 11: National Day * December 25: Christmas Mouloud                           (mobile) -Ramadan Eid al-seguir  (mobile) Eid al-Kebir Tabaski-      (mobile) * The day after the May 1 and December 11 are holidays if these days fall on a Sunday






post

National Post Office

Priority Mail

EMS / BEPI 
DHL

Telecommunications

Burkina Faso has an excellent telephone network managed by the Office National des Telecommunications ( ONATEL )