Benin

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

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

With voodoo still wildly practiced in the coastal villages, travellers can witness colourful voodoo ceremonies involving feverish drumming and highly charged dancing by costumed fetish priests.

The south of Benin has several beautiful beaches and lagoons with pile villages, whereas the northern part of the country distinguishes itself by the combination of vast savannas, landscapes and hills with plenty of waterfalls.

When to Go

The Best time to travel to Benin, Africa is from October to April but good also in July and August.

Featured Benin Journeys

Group of 1416 days, from AU$12,975
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West Africa: People, Past & Present - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey

Be swept up in the colour and movement of local festivals, the healing magic of voodoo, tribal drumming and trance-dances on this enchanting journey to a surprising and still largely untraveled part of Africa that will leave you truly amazed.

Group16 days, from AU$12,975
Group of 4826 days, from AU$231,855
Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An inspiring Expedition by Private Jet (2020)

Venture far off the beaten path on this one-of-a-kind, globe-spanning adventure, designed by Geoffrey Kent to include several places he's visiting for the first time.

Group26 days, from AU$231,855

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