There are several reasons for which travelers are attracted by this African country: its rich and colorful culture, its heritage, the impressive number of wild animals it is home to or the diversified landscapes such as idyllic beaches or the great African savannah, Benin will surprise and satisfy any type of visitor.
Official language(s) French
Currency Franc CFA
International airport(s) Cotonou (Cotonou, COO)
Did you know? Benin was a French colony until 1960.
Area, Capital 114 763 km2, Porto-Novo
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Eco-Benin is a solidary and receptive agency which develops ecotourism in Benin. Eco-Benin can offer you circuits and make you discover the treasures of this beautiful country!
Pendjari National Parc
Located northwest of Benin, this national parc is full of varied animal species, such as monkeys, hippopotamus, cheetahs, jackals or elephants. Nature, with its magnificent baobabs, is still intact, unlike many touristic African parcs.
W National Parc
Overlapping three different countries (Niger, Burkina Faso and Benin), this national parc is known for the many animals that live there: giraffes, buffalos, baboons… During rainy season, the savannah becomes greener and the landscape is even more impressive.
Several excursions are possible, starting mostly from Natitingou. On your way, you might see mango and baobab trees, promises of a typical and colorful African adventure. The Sombas are people living in tatas, some kind of fortified villages in which the walls of all houses are made of plant material and earthen.