Republic of Benin

Republic of Benin

I was here in December 2012. I loved the country and will surely go back!

For travel info on Benin, check out the Country Overview section (below the photos).

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Country Overview: Benin

International Bus

It is possible to travel overland from Benin to Togo or Ghana or Nigeria with ABC transport.

Visa

Most people will need visa for Benin. Check with the Beninese Embassy in your country of residence.

Tourism

Lonely Planet Benin

Official Language and Currency

French (official), Fon, Yoruba, Dendi, Bariba and Ge (local languages)

West African CFA franc (currency)

Hotel

Cotonou: Guesthouse Cocotiers – Haie vive opposite Catholic Relief Service (Rue 374, Cotonou, Benin) (64630001 – telephone number)

This guesthouse is clean and nice. I stayed in a 2 bed room with shared bathroom.

Sights

Cotonou

  1. Grand Marche du Dantokpa (btween the lagoon and Blvd St Michel): compare to other markets that I’ve seen, I wasn’t too impress with this market
  2. Foundation Zinsou (Rue du Gouverneur Bayol) – I didn’t go but I’ve heard they have amazing arts
  3. Centre de Promotion de L’Artisant (Hall des Arts) – I loved this small commercial center. They have varieties of arts & crafts and souvenirs

Abomey

  1. Muse Historique d’Abomey – impressive
  2. Moat

Ouidah

  1. Tour of point of no return – amazing tour which you can organize from the national museum in Ouidah. The tour is via a motorbike

Porto Novo

  1. Musee de Da Silva
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