Driving Directions Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO is a landlocked country in West Africa. The People’s Democratic Republic of Burkina Faso was formerly called Upper Volta and is one of the poorest countries in the world. It comprises a plateau region in the north on the fringe of the Sahara which gives way southwards to an area of plains. The northern part of the country is arid and is more or less an extension of the Sahara Desert. The south is less dry and has savannah-type vegetation and scattered trees, although desertification threatens part of this land.