When is the best time to fly to Ouagadougou?
Ouagadougou has a very hot and humid climate. The average temperatures hover around 25 degrees Celsius throughout the year, and even the months of December, January and February are not very cold. Tourists coming from cold regions should consider travelling during these months to enjoy warmer temperatures. March, April and May are hot and sunny months, which are also ideal for visitors from cold regions.
Monsoon season starts in May and reaches its peak in July, August and September, and this time is also best for those seeking cheaper travel. October and November are dry and hot months, and this is the best time for festivals and annual events in Ouagadougou.
As the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, or Ouaga, as it’s known locally, has a long history for visitors to explore. With parks, natural animal habitats and museums throughout, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Ouaga.
Culture abounds in the city, especially in places like La Musee National, the national museum. Music is also an important piece of Ouagadougou, as seen at attractions like the National Museum of Music and the Musee de Manega. The National Museum of Music houses all sorts of local and traditional instruments, while the Musee de Manega combines local instruments with cultural heritage items like rifles.
Urban parks offer a welcome retreat in Ouagadougou. Bangre-Weoogo is one such park that’s worth a visit, filled with trails where visitors can hike and walk throughout the forests. A small zoo within the park also lets visitors get a close look at Ouagadougou’s natural inhabitants.
Another popular park is Jardin de l’amitie Ouaga-Loudun, which translates into the “Garden of Ouaga-Loudun Friendship.” The green space stands as a symbol of the twin cities of Ouaga and Loudun in France. La Place du Grand Lyon is also a noteworthy monument, erected in the city centre to honour the city’s relationship with Lyon in France.