Benin

Tour Benin

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Noémie Girardet
Fishing in Benin lake
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Benin

Benin is a small country located in West Africa. It is often overlooked by tourists, who instead head to destinations like Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire. However, Benin is home to some stunning natural beauty highlights that make it well worth a visit!

The beaches of Benin are some of the most beautiful in all of Africa. With white sand and crystal clear waters, they are perfect for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the incredible views.

In addition to its beaches, Benin is also home to some stunning rainforests. These forests are full of wildlife, making them perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers. They are also home to some impressive waterfalls, which provide a spectacular sight.

Benin is also home to some incredible cultural attractions. The country's traditional villages are a must-see for anyone interested in African culture, and the country's art scene is booming. Benin is also home to one of the largest markets in Africa, where visitors can find everything from clothes to food to souvenirs.

So if you're looking for an African adventure that's a little off the beaten path, Benin is definitely worth considering! With its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests and fascinating culture, there's something for everyone in this charming West African country.

Total land area (km2)
112,760
Total land area (km2)
Population (as of 2020)
12,123,200
Population (as of 2020)
Capital city
Porto-Novo
Capital city
Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF)
Currency
Best time to tour Benin
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Tolerable
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Highest temperature
27.55
°C
Temperature (Avg)
precipitation
1,039
mm
Precipitation (Avg)

Geeky Facts about Benin

Fact 1

Snakes are revered in Benin.

Fact 2

The voodoo religion originated in Benin where National Voodoo Day is celebrated annually on 10th January.

Fact 3

The last ship to transport slaves left the present day Benin for Brazil in 1885.

Stories from Benin

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Areas of natural beauty in Benin

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