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Visit Benin,The Hidden Gem Of Africa
Republic Benin is located on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. It is bordered by Upper Volta, westerly Togo, northerly Niger and Nigeria towards the east, in the western continent of Africa. National include Fon, Yoruba, Popo, Mina, Ewe, Tshabe, Itsha, Somba, and Baroba. Roman Catholic is the religion of practice among the majority of the natives. French is the official language.
Cotonou is a major city. Porto Novo is the capital city. Atlantic Ocean is just 13 km away from here and Cotonou is 30 km away. The nation became independent in 1960.
Highest elevation is Atakora massif at the height of 641m. Chief rivers are Niger, and Oueme. Climate is equatorial with high annual precipitation. South offers scorching humid heat while the north is semi-arid. The national game enjoyed by the whole country is Soccer.
Much of the country’s territory is a plateau covered with savannas forest and grassland savannah. The coastal belt is densely forested. The economy is based on agriculture. There are some roads and railway lines. Air services link the country with other capitals. Cotonou in southeast is an international airport. It is also called the gateway to Benin.
A poor country endowed with natural beauty and cultural lineage; it is the place of origin of voodoo art many centuries ago. It has linkage with French colonial times. As of now, the visiting tourist enjoy different tourism such as cultural tourism, beach tourism that takes you to Quidah Fidjrosse and Grand Popo, game tourism with the accommodation infrastructure for hunting, fishing, and staying, and business tourism.
The outdoor tourism includes hiking at Mount Atakora and the Pendjari peaks. The past appreciators make it a point to be at Aborney to see UNESCO World Heritage site of Royal Palace remains. Abomey art gallery and da Silva Museum is also popular among tourists. The local culture is visible on a visit to the lake village at Ganvie. National Park de Pendjari has a huge population of mammals big and small.
Tourists visit the nation for vacations and to laze around. There are many nightclubs and eating joints, beaches and swim go with the mood of the holidays. Enjoy talks with voodoo priests and show tolerance towards the new culture concept of the land.