Beautiful Burkina Faso: Cascades de Karfiguéla, Banfora

It's always refreshing to see waterfalls... It gets prettier when you climb to the top! (Cascades de KarfiguélaBanfora, Burkina Faso)

It’s always refreshing to see waterfalls… It gets prettier when you climb to the top! (Cascades de Karfiguéla
Banfora, Burkina Faso)

Around 12km north of Banfora is the beautiful oasis called Cascades de Karfiguéla (aka Banfora Waterfalls). It is one destination not to be missed when you’re in Banfora, Burkina Faso. an excellent view of the waterfalls can be seen during the rainy season. On the way to the waterfalls is an avenue of mango trees.

Avenue of Mango Trees as you approach the waterfalls, Cascades de Karfiguéla

Avenue of Mango Trees as you approach the waterfalls, Cascades de Karfiguéla

It’s a short hike to get to the top where you can see stunning views like this…

The view from the top! It's just a short hike to see this beautiful view... :)

The view from the top! It’s just a short hike to see this beautiful view… :)

Once you’re at the top, there’s a place where you can relax and just enjoy the views. I advise to bring a picnic basket or some snacks and drinks and take your time and enjoy. (Do remember to take your rubbish with you!) I was told that it’s also possible to stay there and camp.

Stunningly refreshing... If it's not steep and slippery, I would have had played.. It was so hot when I was there!

Stunningly refreshing… If it’s not steep and slippery, I would have had played.. It was so hot when I was there!

The water is very inviting and if you need to cool off, you can swim in the natural pools on the upper part of the waterfalls. Just be very careful as it can be slippery…

Steep and Deep Waterfall in Banfora

Steep and Deep Waterfall in Banfora

 

Cascades de Karfiguéla

Cascades de Karfiguéla

 

You can swim there!!

Natural pool at the upper part of the waterfalls. You can swim there!!

I really had a great time when I was there, just a bit gutted we weren’t able to camp! It would have been an even better experience! :)

Cascades de KarfiguélaBanfora, Burkina Faso

Cascades de Karfiguéla

 

Stay happy and be sure to have fun!!! :)

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