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Africa Ouagadougou 18,365,123 inhabitants 274,200 sq km 66.98 inhabitants/sq km Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF) population evolution

Top tourist attractions in Burkina Faso

Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Burkina Faso. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Burkina Faso section.

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Arli National Park

Protected Site

Arli National Park often Arly is a national park located in southeastern Burkina Faso. It adjoins Benin's Pendjari National Park in the South and the Singou Reserve in the West. The Arli National Park is set in 760 square kilometres with a wide variety of habitats, ranging from the gallery forests of the Arli and Pendjari rivers to savanna woodland and sandstone hills of the Gobnangou chain. It is home to around 200 elephants, 200 hippos and 100 lion. There are also buffalo, baboons, red and green monkeys, warthog, boar and various antelope such as western hartebeest and roan antelope. There are also bushbucks, duikers and waterbuck. The park can be accessed via the N19 highway via Diapaga. Arli National Park has several pools, such as Tounga where there is a waterhole and there are two pools which are often vacated by up to twenty hippos. The Park was earlier a habitat for the African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, although this canid is likely extirpated at present in the local area, due to an expanding human population and a lack of national protection.

Lake Tengrela


Lake Tengrela is a small lake near Banfora in Burkina Faso. It is known for its hippopotamuses. Locals believe that these hippopotamuses do not attack humans because they are sacred hippopotamuses. Crocodiles are almost never seen in this lake. It is 2 km long and 1.5 km wide.