Every year with the arrival of the rainy season, many villages, especially in the region around Bobo Dioulasso, organize incredible masks festivals to “call” for good rains. The animistic view in fact entrusts “masks” to act as intermediaries of the Gods.
Every year with the arrival of the rainy season, many villages, especially in the region around Bobo Dioulasso, organize incredible masks festivals to “call” for good rains. The animistic view in fact entrusts “masks” to act as intermediaries of the Gods. All inhabitants gather together, along with their spirits in the shape of masks - antelopes, hares, caimans, ducks, monkeys, snakes and tortoises - to perform their dances. As Westerners, we are fascinated by the beauty of the masks and the complex choreography of the dancers, however to locals this is a “spiritual” ceremony, with its share of cheerful exclamations and ovations. Masks have the power to open a breach in the present thus taking the village into a whole new transcended dimension.
Day 1: Ouagadougou
Arrival in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and transfer to the hotel. Free time to relax.
Other useful travel information
Single Supplement: EUR215
VISAS: Burkina Faso - single entry visa
VACCINATIONS: Yellow fever – compulsory; malaria prophylaxis - highly recommended.
LUGGAGE: max 20 kg and in duffle bags
TRAVEL INSURANCE: compulsory for medical assistance and evacuation in case of emergency
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION: microbus or minibus or 4x4 vehicles
Children on our tours? TransAfrica team is used to travelling with children. We can say that to really enjoy the trip they must be at least 8-10 years old.
Are all the festivals offered by TransAfrica truly traditional or they are only staged for tourists? The traditional festivals of the countries in which TransAfrica organizes the journeys are true and not “for tourists”. This is a specific “quality trademark” of TransAfrica: to offer the travelers the opportunity for genuine contact with the daily reality of the populations that they encounter
Special Event Tour: Journeys planned at specific dates in order to join traditional festivals and events which are so special and rare that by themselves they make the trip worthwhile and unique; experiencing tribal cultures in their most splendid moment.
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