Benin Travel Places
Benin is located in the western part of Africa. The ideal time of planning for a Benin travel is during the months of November and February. Most of western Africa’s attractions can be located in Benin.
For getting to Benin, there are flights from Belgium, France and many countries of Africa. Air France and Point Afrique are two major airlines for getting to Benin. One can also reach Lome in Togo by air and reach Cotonou by taxi. It takes about a minimum of 14 hours to reach Cotonou from Niger. There are also different road links between Cotonou, Porto Novo, accra and Lome with Lagos, Parakou and Kara in Togo and Cotonou and Niamey (Niger). One can avail a bus too.
For the purpose of getting around in Benin there are flights between Natitingou, Cotonou, Djougou, Parakou and Kandi. There are train services from Cotonou to Pobe, Parakou and Quidah. Mini bus and bush taxis are available for traveling in Benin. One can also hire a car.
Some of the important destinations meant for a fruitful Benin travel are:
- Cotonou- Filled with restaurants, the shopping center of Grand Marche de Dantokpa.
- Porto Novo: The Musee Ethnographique de Porto Novo is a storehouse of Yoruba artifacts.
- Musee Historique d’Abomey: This museum has on its display thrones and other royal items of the Ghezo anf Glele kings.
- Parc National de Pendjari: This is a national park in the northern part of Natitingou where one will come across leopards, lions, baboons, elephants and other animals.