After breakfast in Ouagadougou we set off at 7am for a grueling 10.5 hour drive to Banfora via passing through Dedougou and Bobo Dioulasso, with a handful of stops and a quick half an hour lunch.
The ride was forced to be interesting over intense philosophical debates concerning the aerodynamics of a car with both active air-conditioning and open windows as well as the politics of musical chairs.
I’d best describe it as “air-con diplomacy.”
By 5:30pm we had finally reached the Fabedougou Domes.
These stunning rock formations are over 2 billion years old, yet they’ve hardly weathered at all in millennia.
Looking closely, one can see the signs of ancient ocean erosion, from eons ago when the land was covered in water.
This area was historically used by locals to hide from neighboring tribes.
We then had dinner and spent overnight nearby at the Hotel Cascades Palace.
- At time of posting in Banfora, it was 29 °C - Humidity: 18% | Wind Speed: 8km/hr | Cloud Cover: sunny