"Ouagadougou, Burkina's Dusty Capital" Ouagadougou by lemondrop

Ouagadougou Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 622 photos

Pronounced Wa-ga-doo-goo

Thankfully called Ouaga(wa-ga) for short, this city is surprisingly modern. Although not packed with must do activities, there is plenty of good food and crafts shopping. The streets are quite manageable on foot, traffic isn't too bad, and crime is low.

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  • Pros:Good restaurants, pleasant walking, fairly safe
  • Cons:Dusty, cabbies try to rip you off
  • In a nutshell:Good place to spend a couple of days
  • Last visit to Ouagadougou: Dec 2008
  • Intro Written Aug 8, 2009
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