Travel to Benin and Tourism

Places of Interest:

Ouidah: 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.

Abomey: 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.

Allada: It is the city, the cradle of "voodoos" in vogue in the Americas, namely in Brazil, West Indies, the Caribbean countries.

Porto Novo: The "City with three Names" (Porto Novo,Hogbonou,Adjatche) . It is Benin's administrative capital, right in the middle of the Yoruba land.

Nikki: The historic capital of the Baatonu people.

Natitiogou: 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".

Ganvie: 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.

Hotels in Benin

HOTEL DU PORT

08 BP 1133 Cotonou – Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 31 44 43; + 229 21 31 00 10; + 229 21 31 44 44

Fax: + 229 21 31 43 26

Email: hotelduportcotonou@yahoo.fr

Internet: www.hotelduportcotonou.com

 

BENIN PLAZZA HOTEL

09 BP 162 St Michel Cotonou – Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 32 36 01; + 229 21 32 00 59

Fax: + 229 21 32 36 43

Email: beninplazza@yahoo.fr

 

HOTEL MARINA

01 BP 1901 Cotonou – Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 30 01 00

Fax: + 229 21 30 41 88

 

HOTEL NOVOTEL ORISHA

08 BP 929 Cotonou – Bénin

Tel: 229 21 30 41 77

Fax: + 229 21 30 41 88

Email: novotel.orisha@intnet.b

Email: h1829-sl@accor.com

 

HOTEL GL

BP 1226 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 33 16 17

 

Hotels in Benin (continued)

HOTEL DU LAC

BP 184 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 33 19 19

 

HOTEL ALEDJO

BP 2292 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 33 05 62 ou 21 33 05 10

Fax: + 229 21 33 15 74

 

HOTEL DU GOLF EL DORADO

BP 37 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 33 08 03 ou 21 33 09 23 ou 21 33 09 55

Fax: + 229 21 33 15 74

 

HOTEL DE LA PLAGE

BP 36 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 31 25 61 ou 21 31 34 61

 

BENIN SHERATON HOTEL

BP 1901 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 30 22 17 ou 21 30 36 04 ou 21 30 01 00 ou 21 30 36 07

 

BENIN VIKINFEL HOTEL

01 BP 922 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 31 38 01 ou 21 31 38 14

Fax: + 229 21 31 18 02

 

HOTEL CONCORDE

01 BP 922 Cotonou Bénin

Tel: + 229 21 31 12 45 ou 21 31 55 7

 

Quick Links:       About Benin                          Benin Embassy                       Consulate              Business/Economy         The Presidency       Government       Media       Contact Us

Visa

Information

Banks

Working Hours

Public Holidays