A world away from the dry savanna and scrubland that is most of Burkina Faso, the south-west is rocky, lush and green. It's not surprising that this is the most popular destination for visitors. A dozen kilometres to the north-west of the town Banfora is one of Burkina's loveliest spots, the upper falls of Cascades de Karfiguela - a favourite spot for locals to chill and swim. Just 3 km to the east are the Dômes den Fabedougou; climbable sand cliffs formed as scores of basilica-like domes by water erosion. Directly west of Banfora, circa 7 km, is Tengréla Lac, where it's possible to take a pirogue ride and, with luck, spot a hippo. Renting an old moped in Banfora itself is probably the town's most amusing pass time and the best way of getting to the surrounding sights.