Africa - Benin (PDF Chapter)
This is the Benin chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
Benin is steeped in a rich and complex history still very much in evidence today. It wows visitors with its palm-fringed beach idyll of the Atlantic coast, the rugged scenery of the north and one of the best wildlife parks in West Africa.
- spend a night in the lakeside stilt village of Ganvié
- learn traditional fishing techniques on the shores of Lake Ahémé
- Spot lions, cheetahs, elephants and more in Parc National de la Pendjari
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Cotonou, Route des Pêches, Porto Novo, Ouidah, Grand Popo, Possotomé & Lake Ahémé, Abomey, The Atakora Region, Parc National de la Pendjari, Understand Benin and Survival Guide.
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