Benin is one of the most elusive tourist destinations, and offers everything to allow you to enjoy and have a wonderful time. Located in the western part of Africa, it is surrounded by Nigeria, Togo, and Burkhina Faso. Over the years, this wonderful country due to its many attractions, has become a favorite among tourists from across the globe.
Cotonou is the largest city of Benin, and is quite similar to other large African cities in terms of general disorder and noise. But this doesn’t obscure the vibrant nightlife and the strong local culture scene of the city. You can start your vacations in Cotonou by visiting Foundation Zinsou. This is an elaborate museum that is dedicated to showcase African art.
You will also find many cinemas in the city, which show French and Chinese movies that are loved and adored by the locals. When you come here you need to visit Grand Marché du Dantokpa, which is one of the largest markets in the country. There you can buy a wide array of items that range from DVDs to souvenirs. If you want to go to nightclubs, you will have to take your car for rent in Benin, and head to Jonquet Strip, where you will find bars and clubs that play powerful Beninese music.
There are not many places on the world map like Ganvie. The reason is that this town is standing entirely on stilts, because it was once decreed taboo to attack anyone on water. That is why the town builders made the town completely on water. It is indeed an intriguing sight for those who come to visit from Cotonou. The entire mystical experience of spending your vacation in a city built on water, will make your vacation exciting and memorable.
By using a local car rental in Benin, you should travel to Abomey where you will find the royal palaces that were built during the 17th and 19th century. Placed in the UNESCO world heritage list, it is now protected and preserved by the descendents of the royal family. When you come to visit the area, you can see the many artefacts and also the fearsome throne which is placed on a mountain of human skulls.
Many travellers to the regions agree that one of the best times to visit the country is between December and February. The reason is that it is dry season during these months, and you can easily travel around the country, after you rent a car in Benin. If you plan to come here in January, you will be able to see one of the most vibrant festivals in the country, The Voodoo Festival. So, to have a great vacation make sure that you rent a car and enjoy everything this country has to offer.
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