Africa - Benin (Chapter)
This is the Benin chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
A visit to Benin, the birthplace of voodoo, isn’t complete without exploring the Afro-Brazilian heritage of Ouidah, Abomey and Porto Novo. Its natural beauty is also stunning, from the beach idyll of the Atlantic coast to the rugged north and the wildlife of the Parc National de la Pendjari.
- explore the rugged landscapes of the Atakora Region and be awed by the intriguing Somba country
- spend a night at the lacustrine stilt village of Ganvié
- learn traditional fishing techniques on the shores of Lake Ahémé
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Cotonou & around, Route des Pêches, The South, Porto Novo, Ouidah, Grand Popo, Possotomé & Lake Ahémé, Abomey, The North, Natitingou, The Atakora Region and Parc National de la Pendjari.
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