Natitingou and Atacora a region to discover!
Have you thought about visiting the #Atakora region around #Natitingou when you travel to northern Benin for a #Safari in #Pendjari National Park. We offer ecotourist excursions over one or two days around Natitingou, #Boukoumbé or in the #Tanéka villages in the vicinity of #Djougou.
A day around Natitingou
If you do not have much time, after or before your safari, you can in one day discover the mountain range of Atacora, in particular the waterfall of the village of #Tanongou, the traditions and the activities of the Somba people through a circuit of one hundred and fifty kilometers to visit the traditional habitat of #TataSomba, with their fetishes. This traditional house is a sort of fortified castle consisting of a living room, a kitchen, an internal shower and bedrooms.
You will be accompanied by a local guide who will show you the craftsmanship of the Atacora region, in particular the manufacture of shea butter, beads and grass bracelets. Depending on the season, you will also have the possibility of taking a walk on the Atacora chain.
An immersion in the life of the Otamari people in Boukoumbé
The excursion takes place over two days, one night in Boukoumbé. You will be accommodated in a tourist tata and you will have the opportunity to discover the daily life of the villagers through their activities accompanied by a guide from Boukoumbé.
During these two days you will have the opportunity to taste the local cuisine in the shade of the mango trees of the tata somba, in particular the white or red fonio paste with poultry meat the fonio couscous with poultry meat or cheese and guinea fowl egg, bush meats and for dessert seasonal fruits, shea, black fruit, mangoes, red fruit, néré, papaya, wild grape, and enjoy an African breakfast based on fonio porridge with honey or sugar milk, baobab flour with honey or sugar milk.
The excursion takes place over two days, one night in Boukoumbé. You will be accommodated in a tourist tata and you will have the opportunity to discover the daily life of the villagers through their You will have the opportunity to participate in traditional women's activities, including pottery, pipe making, making herbal jewelry , transformation of sorghum into beer, transformation of shea nuts into butter, transformation of soybeans into cheese, transformation of néré seeds into mustard, parboiling of rice.
The excursion takes place over two days, one night in Boukoumbé. You will be accommodated in a tourist tata and you will have the opportunity to discover several tata-sombas, and in particular that of the fetishist, enter the sacred Baobab and hike in the neighboring Atakora chain in search of natural pools where you can bathe and observe, if you are lucky, caimans basking in the sun under the protection of the river guardian witch doctor revered by the inhabitants of the village.
In the evening, you can attend a show of traditional dances and if you feel like it, learn a few dance steps with the young dancers of the group!
Ancestral traditions in the villages of Tanéka
Between Djougou and Natitingou, make a stop in the Tanéka mountains and discover Tanéka spirituality and royalty over one or two days. You will be accommodated in bungalows in the heart of the villages built according to the local architecture
The local guide will introduce you to the spiritual, cultural, religious and architectural richness of the inhabitants of #TanékaBéri in particular the spirit hut, the audience places specific to each high dignitary, the vaults, the cemetery of the kings of the Satchéka district, the enthronement hut, the sacred baobab of Tanéka Béri, the architecture of the rotunda huts built from local materials, the different kinds of dignitaries.
You will be able to hike through the mountains and valleys and appreciate the fauna, the landscape and the Atacora mountain range to see the three large villages tanéka, Tanéka Béri, Tanéka Yaka and Tanéka Koko.
In Djougou and the surrounding area, the guide will present the history of the YAOU dynasties, King KPÉTONI, and the history of the founding of the kingdom of Djougou, the three cemeteries of the kingdom, the queen mother, the future queens, and the links between the Tanéka kingdom and Djougou as part of a horseback ride.
You want to discover tourism in the Atakora and Natitingou region during your trip to Benin
click on the link https://www.benin-voyage-afrique.online/natitingou-tourisme