"Brigitte's Benin Pages" Top 5 Page for this destination Cotonou by Riek

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Benin - a great place to go!

I lived in Cotonou for 2 years and enjoyed it very much. Great beaches (if you like strong waves), a very interesting country and very friendly people! Although there are no so called "top sights" this peaceful country gives you an idea of how great Africa can be. If you want to "see" Benin here are the "must see" places:
- Cotonou
- Porto Novo
- Oudiah (Porte de non-retour)
- Grand Popo (to relax)
- Abomey
- Natitingou and the Penjari National Park

Lot's of Coconuts

It is amazing and scary to see how the Beninois cut the shells of those coconuts!

Great landscape in the North!

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  • In a nutshell:Maybe not spectacular but very "sympa"!
  • Last visit to Cotonou: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 23, 2006
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    Beautiful photos, especially of the boat trip. Cheers, Irene

  • sinou's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Actually this is a nice page , and good respecting for this country live ..thanks Brigitte..

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    I red a lot about Ganvie, and it is a place I hope to visit one day! Nice pictures of the people on the lake, Brigitte.

  • Vulindlela's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2007 at 1:25 PM

    Very interesting place! Thank you for sharing.

  • kopwint's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2006 at 10:56 PM

    happy birthday to you,I remember one movie that base true story and in Africa,""Nowhere in Africa"" that showed in my country by Euro film fastival,Germany Embassy present that movie.

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