Djibo is a town in the north-west of Burkina Faso, West Africa, near the border with Mali.
It is home to a large, well-known cattle market.
The majority people group in Djibo are the Fulani, who are semi-nomadic herdsmen. They speak Fulfulde.
The weather is very hot and dry; often by the end of the dry season the Djibo lake has dried up. These candles melted while sitting in our living room.
Dust is a constant. During the dry season Harmattan turns everything brown, and during the rainy season rain is often preceeded by a dust storm.
Most of the buildings in Djibo are built of mud brick; the streets are unpaved and labyrinthine.