Pack a picnic lunch. There's nowhere to eat once you're out of town and exploring the countryside.
It's best to book your own driver for this trip. You can do it as a day trip from either Banfora or Bobo-Dioulasso. Your driver should be able to arrange a guide for your hike in the Sindou Peaks.
It gets incredibly hot from February to April, so I would recommend avoiding this time of year, if possible.
You could drive rather than hire a local driver. However, this would require navigating police checkpoints on the highway and organizing the guide for the Sindou Peaks yourself prior to arrival.
A trip to Southwest Burkina Faso with kids is like discovering a new world of nature and having it all to yourself. Most travelers looking for a West African family friendly vacation head to Mali, thereby leaving the beautiful sites in Burkina Faso relatively empty of tourists. This is what makes it so special, anywhere else in the world these locations would attract large crowds of tourists. Start off this Banfora day trip itinerary by wandering through the craggy Sindou Peaks, learning about the history of the area from a local guide. Once you’ve worked up a bit of a sweat hiking in the heat, cool off in the refreshing Karfiguela Waterfalls. Enjoy a picnic in the shade while listening to the calming sounds of the water around you. End the day clambering up the Domes de Fabedougou, a landscape similar to the Sindou Peaks, but a bit smaller and more rounded. The Domes de Fabedougou offer the opportunity to climb up for a fabulous view of the countryside. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a herd of cows making their way through the domes, where you will feel as if you’re lost in time.