Burkina Faso
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, a young elephant greets the older one's after swimming across the water to join them

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, a young elephant greets the older one’s after swimming across the water to join them

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, a young elephant greets the older one’s after swimming across the water to join them a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The adults had crossed the deep water first and waited for the young one to join them. Here the juvenile greets the adults happily reaching...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga Nature Preserve, elephants in the river

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga Nature Preserve, elephants in the river

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga Nature Preserve, elephants in the river a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter A little further on we crossed a bridge across a shallow muddy lake and came upon a herd of elephants cooling off in the water. It was the dry season and this was the...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga Nature Preserve, a baboon in a tree

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga Nature Preserve, a baboon in a tree

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga Nature Preserve, a baboon in a tree a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter We turned south from the main road onto a jeep track and after about an hour of bumping through dry cotton fields and typical African savannah we came to Nazinga Nature preserve where...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, two elephants in the water socialize while they wait for a young one to join them

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, two elephants in the water socialize while they wait for a young one to join them

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, two elephants in the water socialize while they wait for a young one to join them a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Elephants are social animals and here a pair were drinking water not far form us. They were waiting for a young adolescent to cross...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, an elephant gives himself a dust bath

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, an elephant gives himself a dust bath

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Nazinga, an elephant gives himself a dust bath a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This large elephant gave himself a dust bath by inhaling the sand into his trunk then blowing it all over his body.
2009-01-19 Burkina Faso, Oagadougou, Hotel Libya, formerly Sofitel

2009-01-19 Burkina Faso, Oagadougou, Hotel Libya, formerly Sofitel

2009-01-19 Burkina Faso, Oagadougou, Hotel Libya, formerly Sofitel a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Our hotel was supposed to be a five star hotel and with training, one day it may get to three stars. The physical accommodations are excellent. Everything s shiny and clean and the stone floors echo...
2009-01-17 Flying over the Atlantic and the African coast on the way to Ouagadougou

2009-01-17 Flying over the Atlantic and the African coast on the way to Ouagadougou

2009-01-17 Flying over the Atlantic and the African coast on the way to Ouagadougou a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter As we flew from the verdant island of Madeira the African continent cut the deep blue sea as a chunk of sand and rock. What is striking about Africa here...
2009-01-17 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, aerial view of the city as we flew in

2009-01-17 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, aerial view of the city as we flew in

2009-01-17 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, aerial view of the city as we flew in a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter West Africa is on the edge of the Sahara desert right where the savannah begins which is called the Sahel. The Sahel is good for grazing and along rivers and ponds,...
2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Artisan Market Tuareg man working leather

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Artisan Market Tuareg man working leather

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Artisan Market Tuareg man working leather a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Here a Tuareg man is pounding leather which they shape into beautiful boxes with vibrant colors. Turbans are wrapped differently by different ethnic groups locals can easily tell who is from where and what...
2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Tuaregs, men of the desert, who come south to trade and sell leather goods in the city

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Tuaregs, men of the desert, who come south to trade and sell leather goods in the city

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Tuaregs, men of the desert, who come south to trade and sell leather goods in the city a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter West Africa is a mix of many people and the relationships date back to before the 13th century. The Tuaregs, pictured here are...
2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, boys with alligator or crocodile in artisan market

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, boys with alligator or crocodile in artisan market

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, boys with alligator or crocodile in artisan market a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Holding a crocodile (or is it an alligator? I cannot tell them apart), these two boys wanted their picture taken. Animals are symbols of strength and in the old days a man...
2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Our Plane

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Our Plane

2009-01-17 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Our Plane a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter We arrived in Ouagadougou on a TCS Thompson chartered jet. All the passenger seats are first class and fully recline. Staff seats were none to shabby either and actually I and the other speaker got the same seats...