Filled with natural beauty, Benin attracts tourists nationally. Benin provides paradise along its coast with palm trees. The country also shows off beautiful national parks filled with elephants, cheetahs, lions, and birds of all kinds. Roads and amenities are perfect for tourism, and a trip to the country is a good start to adventuring Africa. Visit Cotonou to dive into the country’s charm. Filled with beaches and animal reserves, Cotonou provides a multitude of adventures. While in search of wildlife, W-Arli-Pendjari, also known as the greatest reserve in west Africa.
Beans, rice, couscous, and tomatoes are a massive part of Benin’s food group. Fruits are especially common. The national dish is Kuli-kuli which provides protein and nutrients. Fried yams and potatoes are a must-try and can be found at almost any eatery.
Want to know more about the culture of Benin? Visit during the Quintessence Film Festival held every year in early January to celebrate local cinema. Another famous occasion is the International Festival of Dahomean Culture that occurs for 10 days throughout December. The celebration highlights the cultural diversity in Benin, showcasing folklore, dances, and songs.