You’ll need to spend the night in Nazinga Park. You can book ahead of time, but it’s possible to just show up and get a room. Accommodation is quite rustic, so ensure you pack lots of water. You’ll need to arrange your own vehicle (preferably with driver) to take you to the park.
One of the park rangers will accompany you on your game drive. Make sure there’s enough room in the vehicle for your guide to sit in the front seat. Before leaving, ensure your driver knows the way to your chosen accommodation inside the park.
January to April is the best time of year for animal spotting in Nazinga. In February/March is when the buildings in Tiebele are typically repainted. April would be the ideal month, but you’ll likely spot animals anytime of year, and the buildings are still impressive even if the paint isn’t fresh!
This overnight trip from Ouagadougou combines some of the best nature and culture that Tiebele, Burkina Faso has to offer for families. The nature is found in Parc de Nazinga, where you and the kids have the opportunity to search for elephants and antelope without anyone else in sight. Once you spot an elephant, or a few, leave the park and head north to Tiebele Village. The custom here is to decorate the mud houses with beautiful geometric designs in black and red. It’s quite a contrast to the greenery of the Réserve de Nazinga and will give you an appreciation of the diversity of this beautiful country. If you still have energy upon returning to Ouagadougou, finish off your cultural immersion with a visit to the Artisanal Village. The craftsmanship is quite good and the prices are set, so you won’t have to use any more energy haggling over price.