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​Benin is an ideal destination to enjoy a good vacation in the heart of nature or in a desert environment. It is located in West Africa and has a plethora of tourist sites to make you happy. Its territory is distinguished, among others, by Ouidah, the capital of voodoo or by Ganvié, the fishing village. Then, if you like history, don't miss a detour to the slave route in the south of the country.

The Pendjari National Park, a site suitable for safari

The Pendjari National Park, a site suitable for safari

Voodoo in Benin, a classic religion practiced with so much fervor

Information to know to better prepare a trip to Benin

Since Benin is an African country par excellence, you will find remarkable flora and fauna. Moreover, many travelers go there, especially to go on group safari. The country therefore presents its national park called "  the Pendjari  ". Admittedly, this one is a little different from the picturesque reserves of Kenya or Botsana, but it is rather huge. It covers an area of 275  000  ha that allow you to admire truly spectacular landscapes. A drive through this space then gives you an opportunity to see lions, elephants or buffaloes. The park is also home to panthers, antelopes, crocodiles as well as thousands of endemic birds and other rare specimens.

Since Benin is an African country par excellence, you will find remarkable flora and fauna. Moreover, many travelers go there, especially to go on group safari. The country therefore presents its national park called "  the Pendjari  ". Admittedly, this one is a little different from the picturesque reserves of Kenya or Botsana, but it is rather huge. It covers an area of 275  000  ha that allow you to admire truly spectacular landscapes. A drive through this space then gives you an opportunity to see lions, elephants or buffaloes. The park is also home to panthers, antelopes, crocodiles as well as thousands of endemic birds and other rare specimens.

If you are visiting Benin for the first time, you should know that voodoo is very much alive and widespread there. Most Beninese have put Christianity, Islam and other religions aside to practice animism with ardor. His belief is strongly based on occult forces and practitioners respect around 250  deities. If you want to spice up your tour in Africa a little, spend a short stay in Benin. You will discover an incredible traditional culture with rites, ceremonies, magic and many more. You might be having culture shock, but if you're the open-minded type you'll be in awe.

Voodoo in Benin, a classic religion practiced with so much fervor

A trip to Benin will give you the opportunity to savor the local gastronomy which is rather different depending on the region. The specialties that you will discover on site are generally based on cassava, corn or yam. You can even taste meat or fish recipes, but also meals followed by accompanying sauces. During your tour in Africa, stay in Benin and take the opportunity to taste the dishes of its inhabitants. As for local drinks, you will find the '  sodabi  “Home-made alcohol. This brandy is made from palm wine, and it's extremely strong.