For the longest time, I’ve been an advocate of touring Nigeria and then going around neighboring West African states. A few years ago, myself and a few friends took very short trips to Benin republic just for the fun of it and trust me, we loved the scenery. It felt like a decongested Lagos, a Lagos you would love if you could breathe as much. A nostalgic feeling thus has made me put this together, so get inspired, save up and travel as Benin is an interesting stop.
Benin Republic has not been in the public eye which is very saddening, considering that country holds. Benin has Nigeria to the east, Togo to the west, a coastline to the south, and Niger and Burkina Faso to the north.
Cotonou in Benin Republic is said to be the most important place in the country even though the capital is at Porto Novo, this is due to the fact that Cotonou is the center of economic and social activity thus making it the best place for tourists to hand out and unwind. One place to go to is the museum where you can experience centuries of royalty.
If you are not so much of a history person, you could head to the Boulevard St. Michel. This place is highly recommended by tourists too since it is so much like busy Paris at night.
Kandi in Benin Republic is a farming center, a place of tourism with activities in the area that have attracted thousands of tourists to visit this place on top of other destinations you might think of. It is hot and humid in Kandi, but the evenings are cool with winds that soothe your sun drenched skin. There are other beaches to visit which can be reached by car, train or boat.
Porto Novo happens to be the city’s capital so there is a lot of hustling and bustling throughout the day. For beautiful landmarks to visit in Porto Novo, you can begin your adventure at the Porto Novo Museum of Ethnography. Here you will be impressed at the large collection of masks called the Yoruba together with the history of the city itself and that of Benin. If you want to know more about how it was to live with African Royalty, King Toffa’s Palace which is also known as the Musée Honmé. Lastly, you could also visit the Palace of the Governors or the palais de Gouverneur and get to know more about the national legislature.
The best travel destination for any time of the year is Sam, Benin in Africa. It is by far one of the best places where tourists like visiting between the months of November to June as more and more tourists flock Sam for a safari adventure.
The beach in Sam, Benin is one of the tourist attractions you would also love, tourists also go to have the feel of the pristine waters and glorious sand, whenever they visit the attractions at Sam, Benin.