Benin delivers a rich tapestry of majestic beauty vs the macabre and dark history. Known as the birthplace of ‘Voodoo’, you will be able to see the ancient traditions and tribal cultures when you visit this country.
Benin’s shores also include the ‘Slave Coast’, which was a predominant departure point for slaves to be shipped across the Atlantic Ocean. You will see and feel its history as you travel through and meet with the local people.
As you explore this country, you will see the Atakora Mountains, trek through pristine rainforests, meet the chiefs of the tribes, and witness the tribal ceremonies. A trip to stay in the mind forever!
Places to visit
Must-see sights in the country.
- Pendjari National Park
Pendjari National Park
The stunning surrounds of Pendjari National Park provide a perfect environment for embarking on game drives. An abundance of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, buffalo, antelopes and some of the last populations of West African lions. There is certainly no shortage of unbelievable natural sights here.
Paddle the pirogues back to shore and continue on to the centre of the voodoo culture in Ouidah. Discover the intriguing Musee d’histoire d’Ouidah, which offers an interesting insight into the country's voodoo history.
Ganvie - otherwise known as the Visit the ‘Venice of Africa’
Floating in Lac Nokoué, and only accessible by boat, the stilt village of Ganvie is home to a staggering 20,000 people. A fully-fledged and atmospheric town, it was constructed sometime between the 16th and 17th centuries as a safe haven for the Tofino people against local slave traders.