What to do?

Safari: The Pendjari National Park in Benin is a cross-border Safari site which offers “the largest intact wild ecosystem in West Africa”. Stunning landscapes, Impressive waterfalls, Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Hippos, all in one place.

Voodoo: Benin is the birthplace of Voodoo. On this tour you will discover Voodoo both as a religion and a cultural artefact. You might want to walk in the Fetish Market, attend Voodoo rituals and ceremonies, Visit the Python God’s temple…

Slavery: Though visitors often find it difficult to see, it is a must-see site as a way of remembrance and contextualization of the atrocity of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Benin has been a major platform in slavery and visiting the site today will take you through every step taken back then by slaves until the shores where they embarked on slave ships. From slaves’ prisons to bargaining markets, or from ritual sites intended to make the slaves forget their origins and past, to the Shore of No Return.

The Gate of Return Marathon and Festivals hosted by the Benin-American Award-winning Actor Djimon Hounsou. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siki1YZgpdI&has_verified=1 is hosted on-site.

Beach life: Benin has gorgeous white sand beaches for swimming and jet-skiing. Or just sit down on the shore and relax in the palm tree shades.

As locals do: Engage with locals in their authentic daily life and participate in activities like traditional fishing techniques, ritual dancing, parade in seasonal festivals, traditional marketing and bargaining in the largest open market of West Africa.


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