Benin - Travel and Tourism
Beninese musical ambassador Angélique Kidjo is the subject of something approaching hero worship.
Cotonou is characterized by the same kind of chaos and grit as other large West African metropolises.
It is best to visit during the dry seasons, from December to February and from July to September.
You will need a passport, visa, and proof of yellow fever vaccination to enter Benin.
There is no better way to experience the diversity and richness of Africa’s people, cultures, and landscapes than through video.
The U.S. Department of State’s consular website has a great deal of information about safety and security in Benin.
Benin uses the West African CFA franc, whose value is fixed to that of the euro.
There are historical museums in Abomey (Musée Historique d' Abomey) and Ouidah (Musée d'Historie de Ouidah).