July 17 Day 17 Bobo to Banfora and area
Trip Start Jul 01, 2009
39Trip End Aug 08, 2009
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The guide book on Burkina tells of many things to see and places where we can eat and stay according to mid-range or budget options. So far we have stuck to the mid-range options and have been pleased with what we have eaten
Today we visited Karifguela Falls. On the road to the falls, a little boy answered a question and then he started to follow us. Sanga asked him if he would like to be our guide to the falls. Of course he said yes and off we went. We viewed them from the base and then climbed up a steep incline on steps that had been made into the side of the hill. We all got our feet wet and enjoyed the views from the top. At the end, we gave him a little money and Dave gave him his shoes and a little football from Canada.
We then went to Domes de Fabedougou. They are 1.8 billion years old and are made of sedimentary rock where there was once an ocean. We walked around and took pictures.
Our final excursion of the day was Hippo Lake. We took a pirogue out onto the lake and were paddled by a little guy that broke quite a sweat manoeuvring our boat on the water. He took us to the part of the lake where the hippos were cooling. They were mainly submerged but every once in a while there would be a big head coming out of the water with the mouth wide open. Some locals were playing in the water close to the hippos, they were not at all afraid. We got some good shots.
We returned to Bobo and went directly to a restaurant named Les Deux Palmiers. Dave had a small lasagne with a salad and Ann had a Salade Nicoise. We both ate dessert at the end. Dave had vanilla icecream and Ann had a Coupe Normande. This was the first night that we had wine instead of beer. We ordered a chilled rose since it was so hot and humid.