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Hunting Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, means “country of honest men”, was formerly known as “Haute-Volta” under the French Colonial Empire. Like many of the former French colonies in Africa, Burkina Faso is one of the safest countries on the African continent where hunting and tourism thrive thanks to continued peace and a secure economy. Burkina Faso has become one of the principal destinations for small and big game hunting in West Africa.

Burkina Faso is home to a dense animal population including many rare and prestigious species such as the Western Roan Antelope, one of the most beautiful and biggest antelope in West Africa. West African Savannah Buffalo, one of the major hunting attractions in the country, are found in large numbers, and stalking these “Little Buffalo” is often very exciting. Lion hunting in Burkina Faso is also an exciting endeavor as Lion are hunted only by tracking, not with bait as in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Burkina Faso is home to many species of antelope including Western Hartebeest, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffon’s or Western Kob, Bohor or Nagor Reedbuck, Harnessed Busbuck, Oribi and Common Duiker and Warthog. Although there is a sizable population of Elephant in Burkina Faso, they are not legal to hunt, nor is the Leopard. All the aforementioned species are found in most of the recognized hunting areas.

Hunting in Burkina Faso is done by tracking on foot, sometimes directly from the camp, but more often by driving 4×4 from the camps, then tracking on foot once in the bush. The terrain is quite flat therefore the hunting is not very physically demanding.

The principal hunting areas for big game in Burkina Faso are found in the eastern part of the country close to the Benin border (another country in West Africa famous for its hunting) and in the south and southeast, close to the border with Togo. Hunting areas are accessible by road from the country’s capital, Ougadougou (pronounced oo-ga-doo-goo). The roads are good and the drive most hunting areas is 2 to 3 hours from the capital. The primary hunting areas for small game share the same territories as the big game hunting areas and extend up to the northern borders with Mali and Niger.

As in all of West and Central Africa, these sizable hunting areas in Burkina Faso are open territories, not fenced. The average area is approximately 200,000 acres. They are rented and managed by the outfitters who usually are French professional hunters and members of the A.C.P. (Association des Chasseurs Professionnels – Association of Professional Hunters).

The actual terrain is mostly savannah with dry bush, broken up by smaller woodland areas that can be quite dense. Water is plentiful thanks to many different water points and rivers. The neighboring parks and wildlife preserves guarantee a dense animal population. The hunting season runs from mid-December through mid-April.

In Burkina Faso the hunting camps are permanent. The bungalows are comfortable and have air conditioning, many of the camps even have swimming pools. The French style cuisine is excellent with plenty to eat.

Call us at +1 (832) 306.1786. We look forward to helping make your Burkina Faso hunting adventure the best it can be!

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Bob, Helen and Sarah Shogren, Washington, USA

“We found our African hunting trip to be an enjoyable family vacation combining the hunt, photography and 1st class facilities. Each day was treated as the first day of the hunt by our hunting and house staff. These people were dedicated and knowledgeable about the hunt, the game and its’ habits as well as the history of the area. The airport pickup and escort to Etosha Park made arrangements care free. As for the actual hunt, we’ve never seen so much game and were able to take the trophy class species we desired. Care was taken to take only mature trophy animals to ensure conservation. The accommodations and hunting vehicles were top notch. I will recommend this outfit and your services to anyone.”
Bob, Helen and Sarah Shogren, Washington, USA

Derek West, California, USA

“Hello Jerome, My time here in Africa has been wonderful, thanks to the great weather, fantastic trophies and most of all the excellent hunting team and house staff. Our hostess was very friendly, helpful and a real treat to come back to after a long day in the field. As for my PH there is not enough ink in my pen to list out his talents or personal qualities, he is an amazing hunter and I look forward to hunting with him and his team again very soon. Thank you again for coordinating this unforgettable experience.”
Derek West, California, USA

Richard Rowland, Alberta, Canada

“Our safari surpassed our expectations from the aspect of hunting, accommodations, hospitality and activities which were non-hunting. While I was hunting my wife and friends enjoyed their day trips and overnight trips. Our meals and accommodations were excellent. In my hunting trips I was surprised by both the quantity and quality of the animals I saw. The trophies that my PH selected for me and I shot were all nicely mature and included: Gemsbok, Impala, Cape Eland, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Zebra and Kudu. My Leopard was a large male which I shot on the ground, in the grass, in the sun. A dream come true!”
Richard Rowland, Alberta, Canada