Being a poor developing nation, Burkina Faso is limited with its infrastructure and services but you can still visit if you take a few safety aspects into consideration. World Nomad's gives you the lowdown on getting around the country safely.
Like most African nations, Burkina Faso has its handful of criminals, scams and the like, but don't let that stop you from seeing one of the friendliest countries in West Africa. Check out this World Nomad's guide to common crime in Burkina Faso.
Travelling through Burkina Faso is always going to be a trip across some arduous land. But like most African nations, travellers better be prepared for some health issues.
This part of the world is not for the fainthearted. Just about every country here suffers from political instability, violence, terrorism and often civil war. Cote D'Ivoire is no exception.
Public transport is surprisingly good in Cape Verde. But here's what you should look out for while getting from A to B.
A few illnesses can crop up on the islands of Cape Verde. There have been outbreaks of Dengue fever since 2009 on all inhabited islands, but particularly the islands of Santiago, Fogo, Brava and Maio. Malaria is also a possibility.
Being a developing nation, Benin's medical services are limited. But there are things you can do to stay healthy.
Benin is again fairly benign in terms of local laws. However, like most countries the possession, use or trafficking in illegal drugs is a serious offence and can result in lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines.
While the Capital of Benin is Porto Novo, the administrative capital and its largest city is Cotonou, and as such it does have a few crime issues to be aware of.
12/01/2009 - WorldNomads.com's roving medical expert and afficionado of Adventure Travel Health, Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD, suggests that travellers to Nigeria and Western Africa should review their immunization history in light of a recent polio outbreak.