Sanddunes of Oursi

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Oursi, Burkina Faso

Sanddunes of Oursi Reviews

seraphimkarlien seraphim…
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wonderful as long as you don't have breathing problems May 01, 2010
The desert is the main reason to come to Oursi. I'd already been the the Sahara further north in Tunisia, and to the Gobi desert, but it was still really cool.

Breathing difficulties did put a damper on the experience for me, I guess due to a combination of the sand and the wind. We were going to spend the night in the desert but had to return to the village because of this. Luckily, I could go into the desert the next morning without such problems.

I especially liked being in the desert in the morning before the weekly market in Oursi. People were coming to the village through the desert with their lifestock, dressed in very colourful traditional clothes, which was great to watch. My boyfriend said that many of these people were coming all the way from Mali.
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