Benin is a beautiful diverse country in West Africa. It has a small coastline on the Gulf of Guinea and borders Togo in the west, Nigeria in the east and Burkina Faso and Niger in the north. In this Benin travel guide you can read all about the must-see and must-do things in Benin.
The southern part of Benin is most developed but do venture north! In the south is the capital Porto-Novo with its rich colonial history. Cotonou where the government is located and most trade. In the west Ouidah is a must visit to learn about slave trade but also Voodoo which is Benin’s largest religion. Just inland are the stilt villages of Lake Nokoue and the old capital Abomey. There you can learn about the Dahomey Kingdom which ruled big parts of Benin for centuries.
In the north you’ll fin Pendjari National Park which is the best and only park in West Africa to go on safari. In the northern parts you can also visit various local communities like Taneka land, Somba land and Kouandé kingdom. You really get to know the locals there. In this Benin travel guide you’ll get insider tips so that you can enjoy your Benin trip better!
Make sure to read the Ultimate 2-week Benin itinerary: Culture, nature safari, voodoo & more as it covers all the must-see places in Benin.