Cheap flights to Burkina Faso
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fr £ 469.62
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No as of right, now no direct flights are operating between Burkina Faso and the United Kingdom, from any airport of either country. Both Royal Air Maroc and Air France provide cheap flights to Burkina Faso. Usually, Air Maroc flights are more affordable, but Air France schedules more trips to the country, giving the traveller more options.
Air France flights from the UK to Ouagadougou are more economical and are demanded eagerly by our customers. These flights come with only one stopover in Paris, which is only one hour long. These flights have a duration of not more than eight to nine hours.
There are 12 flights routes between London and Paris, and each one connects the two cities multiple times during a week. For example, just AF1581 travels every day between London to Paris at noon sharp and arrives in Paris, precisely in time for the connecting flight to Ouagadougou.
Eleven Air France flights are leaving for Ouagadougou from Paris each week. Most passengers try to book seats on the AF914 that starts its journey at three in the evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday from Charles de Gale. However, there are four other routes to Ouagadougou from Paris that you can choose from to best fit your travelling needs.
Burkina Faso experiences the rainy season from June to September. The rainfall can exceed 90 cm in the south of the country. Visiting the country just before the rains arrive or even during this period can keep the prices low. Come to Burkina Faso in May so that you can have a cheaper vacation and not many rainy days stop you from exploring the country. However, if you come to Burkina Faso after August, expect seven to ten days of wet days per month.
The June to September time, however, is not exactly the cheapest time to visit Burkina Faso. During October and November, the dusty Harmattan winds begin to blow into the country from the north bearing the sands of the Saharan Desert. A fine dust coats everything, from the bedside table to the floor of the porch. If you can carry on through that, going to Burkina Faso is even cheaper in October-November when the Harmattan is intense, even though they continue till March.
There are two airports in Burkina Faso that entertain international flights. Their details and corresponding information is provided as under:
The best time of the year to visit Burkina Faso is between December and February. The country experiences two distinct types of climates. The northern half of the country is called the Sahel which is part of the Sahara desert; it receives little rainfall and has sparse vegetation. The southern half of Burkina Faso is a tropical savannah, has cooler temperatures and a greener environment. During the December to February months, the weather is the coolest, and the humidity is also low making this an inviting time to be in Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso has an embassy in the United Kingdom but, in reality, it does not process visa requests. Instead, contact the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Brussels and apply for your visa from there. Please also note that regardless of the printed visa tenure on your passport, the immigration officer may write the date the travel permit will expire at the time of entry. Consider this as the actual date of expiry and make sure you exit the country before that date. Please also note that there are currently no Burkinabe Embassies open in Accra, Ghana or Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Foreign Office of the United Kingdom requests all British citizens to travel with caution to Burkina Faso.
After gaining independence from the French in 1960, Burkina Faso underwent a series of coups and regime changes. However, for the last few decades, there has been substantial stability. Burkina Faso continues to escalate its economy by exporting gold and cotton to fund the country’s infrastructure and maintain the wildlife parks of the country.
Muslims in Burkina Faso celebrate the Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr festivals with religious adherence and devotion. At the end of the Ramadan, there are sweets, and special milk pudding is served to guests during the celebrations. The Tabaski festival always has surplus meat and barbeque parties, and these morsels of protein are packed with spice and flavour. The Islamic festivals follow the lunar calendar and as such do not have any fix dates in the Gregorian calendar. The biggest celebration of hip hop in West Africa is the International Cultural Hip Hop Festival and takes place in October around the entire country, including in the cities of Ouagadougou, Koudougou and Bobo-Diolasso. Burkina Faso also celebrates the ‘Festival Panafricain du Cinema', which portrays the realities of life in Africa and presents it on the silver screen.
It is generally not safe to travel during the night in Burkina Faso, but if you must, please carry phone numbers of taxi drivers that can get you to your destination swiftly. In the more urban areas of Burkina Faso, especially in the south, taxis are the best means of moving around tourists from the United Kingdom. Burkina Faso does not have a fully functioning public transportation, so the preferred choice for most tourists to get around is by using the taxi. The prices for petrol have gone up slightly, but for now, the taxi driver demands around 300 West African Francs to get you to the central market from your hotel in the Independence Avenue area. The moment you stray off the route the prices can go through the roof, so it’s best to haggle and bargain the price before getting into the car.