It can get very hot in Bobo-Dioulasso, so pack lots of water to keep your family hydrated. It's also a good idea to have either your hotel or driver call ahead to the Mosque to book a tour guide. This way you won't have to worry about choosing the right one.
Temperatures in the fall can be warm but still bearable. February through April can get to upwards of 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), so be prepared for the heat.
December and January have cooler temperatures with minimal rainfall.
This day trip is for families seeking a truly off-the-beaten-path Africa adventure with their children. Get a real feel for what life is like in Burkina Faso, and experience local life in Bobo Dioulasso firsthand. Start your day with a visit to the Grand Mosque and learn about the fascinating Sahel-style mud architecture common in Western Africa. Afterwards, go on a guided tour through the historic Kibidwe neighborhood, an eye-opening experience that provides many teaching moments to talk about later with your kids. End your day at the bustling local market and explore its many offerings. It can be a hot and tiring excursion, but it will be highly rewarding in so many ways. Plus, how many opportunities are there to eat a caterpillar!