A small country with a high concentration of tourist attractions, Benin’s national parks and culture are among its main tourist attractions. Abomey is one of Benin’s main tourist attractions, with palaces that became a World Heritage Site in 1982. The capital city Porto Novo’s attractions include its museums and architecture.
Some of the best wildlife areas in West Africa are found in north Benin, where Pendjari National Park and W National Park are located. The best time to see the Pendjari National Park’s wildlife is towards the end of the dry season. The park is accessible to travellers and accommodation is available. W National Park is located in Benin’s far north, and stretches across Burkina Faso and Niger.
Spelled “WHYDAH” in history books written in English, it is the “Museum City”. It is evocative of European penetration with its ancient Portuguese, English, Danish and French trading posts or strongholds. There can be seen the remains of the ancient port from which slaves were boarded and shipped to the Americas.
Referred to as the “Royal City”, it is the capital of Dan-Home, the ancient Kingdom. It has one of the most impressive museums of Africa. Its artists and craftsmen, be they weavers, jewelers, woodcarvers, iron and brass workers are famous far beyond the boundaries of the Republic of BENIN.
AFRICA’s unique floating villages built on stilts. A population of several thousand. Motorboats or dugouts are available for the trips across the lake to the Ganvie. During the trip, there are Akadjas made of stakes and bushes in the shape of open circles or triangles driven into the bed of the plantless Lake. Seeking shelter among the foliage, the fish can thus be easily caught or kept for breeding.
It is the city, the cradle of “voodoos” in vogue in the Americas, namely in Brazil, West Indies, the Caribbean countries.
Other Places Of Interest
Its castle-type “TATA-Sombas” and the traditional huts of the Tanekas and other tribes in the North where there are the richly varied fauna of the National Parks of Pendjari and “W”.
The “City with three Names” (Porto Novo,Hogbonou,Adjatche) . It is Benin’s administrative capital, right in the middle of the Yoruba land.
The historic capital of the Baatonu people.