Travel to Benin
Benin is located in Africa. Porto-Novo is the capital and also one of the biggest cities. There are other cities like Cotonou, Parakou, Godomey, Abomey-Calavi that you can explore during your visit to Benin.
While in Benin we recommend you to try some of the best local food like Wagasi, Àkàrà, Akassa, Aloko, Fufu.
Benin accepts West African CFA franc (XOF). Therefore, we advise you to exchange money prior to your trip for the best rates.
Benin has a population of 11.73 million people, making it one of the top 100 most populated countries in the world.
The official language of Benin is French. However, the largest part of people can speak one more language besides their native one; usually, it is English, Arabic.
Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo are neighbors of Benin.
Benin has a tropical savannah climate. Summers are usually dry and hot, while winters are mild. If you are going to Benin in the summer, remember to take sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Also, before going to Benin, we recommend you to learn about local traditions so you can pack appropriate clothes.