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Activities in Benin / Things to do in Benin

This comprehensive list is all you will need when looking for things to do in Benin - activities are ordered by popularity based on ratings received by people who have done them..


1. Wildlife Safari
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While most of Africa is known for the animals, especially the Big 5, Benin is rich in history and culture. People are less concerned with safari and fascinated by the slaves route. The Voodoo religion and other historical influences are more popul...more

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Although most parts of Benin are inland, there are some coastal areas that are ideal getaways for surfers who want a different type of adventure. Just getting to these isolated beaches is a memorable trip as it requires getting to the heart of Afr...more

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“Beware, beware the Bight of the Benin, for few come out though many go in”. This was fair warning to avoid the shallow bay where a few ships have sunk and flee the area where the slaves were traded in past centuries. Being the centre of the slav...more

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The view from the top of the Atakora Mountains will involve standing 658 metres above sea level and being able to see across two countries as this range extends along the north-western border between Benin and Togo. The hills and cliffs of the Ata...more

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Whether your idea for outdoor activity involves browsing around a flea market or doing something sporty like sailing or riding, Cotonou has various options that will get you out of the hotel and into the African sun! Explore the 20-hectare Dantokp...more

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This religious icon is said to have appeared in La Grotte Marial Notre Dame d'Arigbo. Arrive at the smaller town of Dassa-Zoumé, often shortened to Dassa, on the Cotonou to Parakou railway or the main north-south highway. You may not get to see Ma...more

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Luckily there are no more slaves, but Ouidah has been the centre of the "slaves route" where many people retrace the steps of the days when the ships stopped in the dock and picked up labourers to meet their every need. This often involved the sla...more

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Visit the Grand Marché Azeke in Parakou and take lots of cash. This an international market that keeps you browsing around a block in a large covered hall overlapping onto the streets with stalls. Negotiate with between 500 and 1000 vendors over t...more

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This centre was built as the Fenno-African culture centre where you can experience the ethnic history of the area. In 1998 Finnish author Juha Vakkuri was sent to Benin to scout a suitable location for a Finnish-African cultural centre in Grand-Po...more

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In most parts of the world snakes are feared, but in Benin they are revered. Royal pythons are worshiped in Benin, especially in Ouidah. The good news is that royal pythons are not dangerous, but the bad news is that these sacred reptiles are welc...more

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Join the local believers and international visitors who flock to Benin around 10 January every year to slaughter chickens, make voodoo sacrifices and celebrate this religion that has been hyped and exaggerated by Hollywood movies. These practises ...more

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Benin is known for the houses that are constructed in lakes and lagoons. Visit Benin during the dry season between December and April and you will see large fishing villages where the workers do not have to commute to work or they can take the clo...more

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Porto-Novo is the capital of cultures where people represent most ethnicities in the country. This administrative centre of Benin contains a variety of tourist attractions from museums to stilt villages. Even the colonial and pre-colonial art and ...more

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This trip down the historical path will trace the kingdom’s roots to 1625 and you can experience the royalty by visiting the royal palaces of Abomey. Built between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, these palaces are a group of earthen stru...more

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Test local millet beer, known as choukachou, to quench your thirst after day of browsing through the markets. Ask the locals how this beer is brewed and test the local varieties. Millets are a group of small-seeded species of cereal crops or grain...more

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Witness the natural beauty between the contrasting towns on Benin while being soothed by the sound of the train’s progress on the rails. Benin’s only operational railway line, links Cotonou with Bohicon, Savé and Parakou. Upholstered seats are onl...more

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With the rising price of fuel, there are more economical ways to get around in Benin, while getting fresh air and witnessing the sights without having to use a map. Simply hail a scooter taxi to take you to your destination without excess cost or ...more

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Once the initial ocean or air trip has been completed to reach Benin, there are many lagoons to explore. Timing is crucial as nobody wants to get stuck in a torrential downpour that occurs in the rainy season or get eaten by mosquitoes in the heat...more

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Anything with the word “fetish” in the title is bound to draw interesting people who have different tastes. Although the word has sexual connotations, these places are more geared towards the African artefacts and Voodoo religion. These shops stoc...more

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