Benin

Known as the birthplace of voodoo, Benin is steeped with a rich and complex history of glorious kingdoms, slavery and colonialism.

Utterly captivating and intriguing, Benin is a rich cultural melting pot.

It is home to more than 50 African ethnicities and languages where the practice of voodoo is still widespread. Travellers can visit fetish markets, witness colourful ceremonies of feverish drumming, join in highly charged dancing with costumed high priests and explore beaches, lagoons and stilted villages.

With A&K, a journey to Benin is handcrafted to incorporate the highlights and most favourable accommodation choices in this charming country while allowing you to experience its unique cultural appeal firsthand.

Continent Africa
Language French
Capital Porto-Novo
Population 12,123,200
Area 114,763 km²
Currency West African CFA franc

When to Go

Visitors to Benin are likely to spend most of their time in south of the country, which has a tropical, equatorial climate. The best time to travel to this area is in the drier and more pleasant months of October to April - which also coincide with the annual Voodoo festival in January - an unmissable experience. July and August. can also be a good time to visit.

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With A&K, a journey to Benin is handcrafted to incorporate the highlights and most favourable accommodation choices in this captivating country. Your personal guide will help really bring to life what you see, allowing you to experience its unique cultural appeal firsthand.

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