Formerly known as the Kingdom of Dahomey, Benin as it is known today has an interesting and dark history waiting to be explored.
The birthplace of voodoo, Benin, with its glittering palaces, floating villages and python-filled temples oozes the exotic. Benin, like its neighbour Togo, is very popular as a multi-country tour destination with Ghana due to its size. It is an exceptionally friendly and stable country with so much to offer travellers wanting to experience West Africa. Benin has a rich, vibrant cultural identity waiting to be discovered. It has a dark history, along with many West African countries, due to the slave trade era that tragically occurred along this coastal belt. A former French colony, Benin gained independence in 1960 and has many cultural sites, beautiful unspoilt beaches and local fetish markets waiting to be explored. Please peruse our selection of professionally-guided tours below.