Who dives into Benin’s history, stumbles upon slave trading, colonization, military coups and voodoo kingdoms. Not exactly a land to put high on your travel wish list? Maybe you should! The different aspects of the country’s history, its geographical location and the mix of cultures make Benin a destination worth to discover. And when you visit, will experience that the country is very tourist friendly in terms of infrastructure, public transport and the development of responsible tourism. Meet a king, visit a voodoo festival, travel by wooden boat to a stilt village, go wildlife spotting and integrate all impressions at the beach!
Porto Novo, Park Pendjari, Tanougou Falls, Ganvié, Dassa, Ouidah, Cotonou
French and several local languages including Fon and Yoruba
Franc CFA (XOF)
220 V, types C and E plugs
Most of the country is safe for tourists, except for the border zones with Niger and Burkina
Passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months before arrival, most nationalities require a visa. Papillon will assist with the letter of invitation for you to apply for it. Yellow fever vaccination needed.