"4WD Essential" Tanguieta Transportation Tip by janiebaxter
Tanguieta Transportation: 1 reviews and 1 photos
A 4WD vehicle is essential for travelling in the North of Benin if you want to see the Tata Sombas and the Pendjari National Park. Alex hired ours, called "The Red Elephant" after an incident with an elephant in Pendjari, with our driver in Cotonou and we had it for the whole trip until we swopped vehicles to go into Burkina Faso.
Natitingou is a good place to hire 4WDs. There are many hire places and travel agents who can organise it for you in town. Alternatively, the Tata Somba Hotel can organise the vehicle and accomodation the Pendjari Park.
The roads in both the Tata Sombas and Pendjari are not paved and are dirt roads which can get very muddy even in the dry season. If you try to go in anything other than a 4WD I'm sure you will get stuck, particularly in the wet season.
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