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Kaya

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Kaya is a town in North Burkina Faso

Understand[edit]

100km northeast of Ouaga. The population is mostly Mossi, so Moore is the primary language.

Kaya is the leather capital of Burkina, though San Francisco is a better bet if you're looking for whips, chaps and slings: check out the artisans market right at the front of the grand marché (near the round point).

Get in[edit]

  • OA: 1500cfa one-way, a car leaves every hour from 6:30 until 20:00, goes to centre-ville.
  • Sogebaf stops on the paved road (on the way to Dori/Gorom-Gorom) and bush taxis can be found along the Kaya-Ouaga route.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Regional football games at Le Stade
  • Cinema (secteur 1)
  • Swimming pool at Hotel Zinoogo, if you don't mind not being able to see the bottom.

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Marché[edit]

In centre-ville, in front of the round point (with the white horse). Depending on the season you can get practically all fruits, veggies, and house supplies (buckets, mattresses, etc.).

Boutiques[edit]

Zam’s Alimentation: in front of the Total station on the main road; can get tuna, toilet paper, variety of cookies, alcohol, notebooks, etc.

Tailors[edit]

Various: in front of the marché, next to the marché, across from the bar L’Amitié. Prices (approximate): 1500 CFA for a skirt, 1000 CFA for a man’s shirt, 3000 CFA for a complet.

Boutique[edit]

Boutique 'Monchique', au Restaurant 'Pierini

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • La Liberté (best food at lunch)
  • L’escale
  • Trois Luttes
  • Zinoogo – service takes forever so come prepared to wait (you can watch MTV and Eurosport TV)
  • 'Restaurant Pierini, Delici=ous French kitchen!!

Street food and snacks[edit]

Everywhere – pretty good brochettes across the street from the marché and outside of La Liberté

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • La Liberté
  • L’Amitié
  • L’escale'
  • Payote
  • Nicole’s Dad’s Bar (by the cinema)
  • 'Restaurant Pierini

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Zinoogo: 4000 CFA (PCV rate) for a double bed with fan and wc down the hall. A/C rooms with double bed are 15000-20000. Secteur 4, near the PC training site.
  • Hotel Kaziende: for when your parents are in town: A/C and expensive, behind the marche.
  • Auberge 'Pierini', Kaya, Burkina Faso, 00226 70108098. New: Auberge 'Pierini'in Kaya, Burkina Faso.  edit


Contact[edit]

Post Office[edit]

Located at the top of a hill, past the round point, past the CHR (hospital) and Musée de Kaya. Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30-12:30, 15:00-16:30. Taking money out is slow (30 minutes to one hour) so be prepared to wait

Internet[edit]

Across the street from Zam’s next to the Total station: starts after 17:00, prices approx. 1200 CFA/hour and the connection is ok (not wicked fast)

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