General Information
Capital(s): Porto Novo (admin) and Cotonou (seat of gov)
Population: 6,940,000 (2004)
Area: 112,622 Km²
Currency: 1 CFA Franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes
Language(s): French (also Fon, Yoruba, Bariba)

Time Zone: GMT-1h00
ISO Code: BJ
Dialing Code: +229
Continent: Africa
Places to Visit
Cotonou, Natitingou, Porto Novo, Ouidah, Abomey, Ganvie, Malanville, Grand Popo, Parakou :[ View All ]

Travel Facilities
Accommodation (33) : Hotel Du Lac, Aledjo, Au Jardin Helvetia, Au Large Hotel, Auberge Chez M, Auberge le Guedevy, Auberge le Vieux Cavalier, Auberge Tanekas, Benin Sheraton Hotel, Camping ma Campagne, Chez Monique, De La Plage, Dona Benin, Du Golf & Eldorado, Du Port :[ View All ]
Attractions (12) : Atakora Hunting Zone, Beach, Djona Hunting Zone, Ethnography Museum, Musee d’Histoire, Musee des Artes et Cultures Vodun, Musee des Tapisseries et des Tentures, Palais du Roi Toffa, Penjari National Park, Royal Palace and Museum, Stilt Village, W National Park
Transport : Cotonou Port

MBendi Travel Directories
Benin is just one African country providing a range of exciting holiday opportunities for both the adventurous and the lazy sun seeker as you will quickly find if you search MBendi Travel’s extensive directory of Tourist Attractions. And if you find we’ve missed one of your own personal favourites, either on or off the African continent, you can record the details on our website so others can share your pleasure. You can even E-mail us some of your holiday photographs, the best of which we will display on our website, with your ownership clearly attributed, or share your experiences of visiting some special spot by adding a glowing description through our website.

Using MBendi’s directories of Accommodation and Restaurants, you will soon discover there are literally thousands of places to stay and eat in Africa ranging from luxury six star hotels and game lodges to tiny bed and breakfast establishments. While we provide information on somewhere to stay in every African country, including the islands off the coast of Africa, you can help other travellers by recording details of special places you have stayed elsewhere in the world. You can also give your favourite restaurants, at home or abroad, some free publicity by recording their details on our website. But first search the Accommodation or Restaurants directory to make sure some other fan has not already listed your special favourites.

Africa is a great place to organise a business event, whether a major exhibition and conference with a cast of thousands or a more intimate strategy planning session for your subordinates. In combination with a safari to one of Africa’s game parks, a cruise down the Nile or rounds of golf at Victoria Falls, for instance, it also provides the ideal way to reward the achievers in your company while building the team for tomorrow. You can use MBendi’s directory of Event Venues to find the ideal place for your event, while MBendi’s directory of Events provides an extensive list of public conferences and exhibitions. If you are the manager of a venue or the organiser of a public event which is not recorded in our directories, then please submit their details via our website after first checking to ensure they are not already there.

We also provide a Directory of Places so that you can see information you need tourist- or business-wise related a specific city, town or village. Again you can expect this directory of places to grow as new information is added to our other directories.

Travel to Africa does have its own special quirks. If you’re an old Africa hand, you might like to use MBendi’s Travel Tips section to share your special lore, while if you’re a novice traveller, you could use MBendi’s directory of Travel Organisations to find everything from tourist bureaux to event organisers ready to assist. In our directory of Publications, we are also compiling details of African travel guides and other publications.

If you’re planning to visit Benin on business, we also encourage you to refer to MBendi’s business and industry profiles for Benin.

Medical and Safety Information
We strongly recommend getting up-to-date medical and safety information before visiting Benin.

Note to Travel Organisations
Travel organisations are particularly encouraged to ensure the directories on the MBendi Travel website are comprehensive, current and correct as your businesses can only prosper from an increase in tourist numbers. MBendi’s Business Opportunities section has details of leisure properties for sale, while the Employment Space includes job vacancies in the industry.

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