Kaya

 

BASICS

 

Cultural atmosphere and local geography:

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

 

How to get there and away:

 

Places to stay:

 

 

Post Office:

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:

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)

 

SHOPPING

 

Marché:

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:

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

 

Tailor:

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 complé

 

FOOD

 

Restaurants:

 

Street food and snacks:

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

 

RECREATION

 

Bars:

 

Recreational activities:

 

Tourism:

Kaya is the leather capital of Burkina: check out the artisans market right at the front of the grand marché (near the round point)