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Benin played a key role in the development of the African slave trade and was also the birthplace of the voodoo arts. These two ingredients are just a small part of the recipe that makes the complex and rich history of the African nation.

The nation is relatively small and has only a few large cities but Benin begs to be explores and rewards travellers with museums, wonderful architecture and markets that are truly memorable.

The national beauty of Benin also has a lot to tempt tourists. From the paradise Atlantic beaches fringed with palm trees to the national parks teeming with exotic beasts such as lions, cheetahs and elephants as well as rare bird species.

1 Cotonou
It may not be the true capital city of Benin but Cotonou sure does feel like it. The city is an intense blast of urban energy combined with African charm. If it is your first time in Africa, the city can be a little bit daunting and full on but for those willing to risk the adventure, Cotonou has plenty of rewards These rewards include a number of stunning paradise beaches with golden sand and palm trees.The Pendjari National Park is also a must see in Cotonou and is seen as one of the leading animal reserves in Africa.
2 Ouidah Museum of History
Ouidah is a city that has a mix of influence from the French and the Portuguese due to various events in history. The city is located about 40km away from Cotonou and in contrast is more relaxed. If you are interested in African history (and you should be) then this city should be top of your itinerary. It has fantastic museums exploring slavery and voodoo. If all the history gets too much for you, there are more stunning beaches to laze on in Ouidah too.
3 Abomey
Abomey was the capital of Ancient Dahomey for around 300 years starting in the 17th Century. The main attraction and reason for visiting the city is the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Abomey Royal Palaces. Although the palaces have largely been destroyed and are in a ruinous state, the site still has enormous historical value and the tales of kings that once resided here are fascinating.
4 Porto Novo
Porto Novo is the capital city of Benin and former French capital of Dahomey. If you have visited Cotonou first, you will probably struggle to understand why Porto Novo is the official capital city, the population is only around 250,000 and the pace is much more leisurely than Cotono. The influence of the Portugeuse in this area are still clear to see in the present day. Sights in the city include the Royal Palace and gardens as well as the museum of Porto Novo kings.
5 Grand-Popo
The town of Grand-Popo has an intriguing history mainly due to the important role it played in the slave trade. The town oozes with African charm and the people are friendly. The town is about an hours drive from Cotonou and offers a perfect change of pace from the busy city. There are many backside hotels and resorts in the town and the beaches are a great place to relax and swim. The nearby Mono River is a great place to walk and offers a chance to see mangroves and exotic bird life.
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Early 2018 we travelled to Benin for the Hunger Project. They celebrated their 10 year anniversary in this beautiful country, working hand in hand with locals towards a sustainable end of world hunger.

At the end of our trip we got 2 days of to see a bit of the country. Visiting Ganvie in lake Nokoue, and walking the route of the slaves. Which is very impressive!

Of course we missed out on a lot as well, not being able to see some of the wildlife in the north. There is much more to explore!

Benin is a stunning country with amazing people, I can only recommend visiting if you ever get the chance.

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Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900.

In Abomey, Dahomey's former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom’s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris with elephants, hippos and lions.

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Top10 Recommended Hotels in Cotonou, Benin, Africa: 1. Hotel Maison Rouge Cotonou ****
2. Hotel Du Lac ***
3. Bénin Royal Hôtel ****
4. Urban Suites Cotonou ****
5. Golden Tulip Le Diplomate ****
6. Benin Marina Hotel ****
7. Ibis Cotonou ***
8. Paradisia Hotel ****
9. Hotel Villa Les Orchidees ***
10. Plus Nobila Airport Hotel ****

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1.CEN-SAD Laico, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $171 - $243
Offering two outdoor pools and a restaurant, Hotel Maison Rouge Cotonou is located in Cotonou. Free WiFi access is available.
2. Rue Bel Air Akpakpa, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $88 - $98
Located within 4.2 km of UNDP Office in Cotonou, Hotel Du Lac has an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, as well as free WiFi. Among the various facilities of this property are a garden and a terrace. Congo Embassy is 6 km away and Angola Embassy is 6.4 km from the hotel.
3. Lot 398 quartier Maro-Militaire. Vons face Toxi Labo, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $107 - $116
Offering an indoor pool and a spa with a wellness center, Bénin Royal Hôtel is located in Cotonou. Free WiFi access is available.
4. Rue 516, Rue de la Pharmacie Jericho, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $100 - $111
Located 3.5 km from UNDP Office and offering free WiFi, Urban Suites Cotonou has accommodations in Cotonou.
5. No 90 rue 12.017- Boulevard de la Marina, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $135 - $237
Located in Cotonou, 0.7 mi from Angola Embassy, Golden Tulip Le Diplomate features a casino. This 4-star hotel features free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool.
6. Boulevard de la Marina, 01 BP 1901 Recette Principale, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $73 - $154
Located within 701 m of Angola Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Marina Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. With a garden, the property also features a terrace. DRC Embassy is 801 m from the hotel and UNDP Office is 1.7 mi away.
7. Boulevard De La Marina, 0000 Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $92 - $119
Ibis Cotonou is located in Cotonou. The property is a 10-minute drive from the city center and a 10-minute walk from the beach. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas.
8. RNIE 1, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $62 - $71
Located within 9.7 km of DRC Embassy in Cotonou, Paradisia Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, as well as free WiFi. Each room at the 4-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace. The hotel has an African restaurant.
9. Boulevard de la Marina, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $76 - $88
Providing free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool, Hotel Villa Les Orchidees offers accommodations in Cotonou, 3.1 km from UNDP Office. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The property is 5.1 km from Angola Embassy.
10. Avenue Jean Paul 2 côté aéroport, Cotonou, Benin, Price range: $100 - $125
Offering a restaurant, Best Western Plus Nobila Airport Hotel is located in Cotonou. Free WiFi access is available.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria 2020

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In this video we will be talking about the top 10 most #beautifulcities in Nigeria 2020. Kindly note that this is an update of top ten most beautiful cities in Nigeria 2019.

Some of this Nigeria cities are also among Top 10 most beautiful cities in Africa 2019 and top 10 most beautiful cities in Africa 2020, it might interest you to know that these cities are not among the Top 10 most beautiful cities in the world 2019 or 2020. But in the nearest future cities like LAGOS AND #ABUJA will super pass Top 10 most beautiful cities in Asia, Top 10 most beautiful cities in Europe andTop 10 most beautiful cities in the world 2020.

So without wasting much time, here are the top ten most beautiful cities in Nigeria 2020.

1. Abuja. Abuja is a Nigerian city which is located in the centre of Nigeria. It was created with the aim of replacing Lagos as the capital of Nigeria.

This Nigerian city also plays host to so many tourist attractions in Nigeria.

Some of these national monuments include the Aso rock,National Assembly complex, Zuma rock, Supreme Court complex, the Nigerian national stadium, National mosque and church, Abuja millennium tower and lots more.

2. Lagos. Popularly referred to as the economic capital of West Africa, Lagos is one of the busiest cities in Africa.

Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and one of the largest in Africa in terms of population.

It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

3. Calabar. Calabar is the capital city of Cross-Rivers State which was originally named “Akwa Akpa“.

This Nigerian city is widely described as the tourism capital of Nigeria.

Apart from being a destination for tourists in terms of tourism, Calabar is also a very beautiful Nigerian city with world-class road networks and buildings.

4. Uyo. Uyo is the capital of one of Nigeria’s finest states – Akwa-Ibom State.

This Nigerian city is one of the best cities in Nigeria with a good and well-planned road network, lots of business buildings and 5-star hotels and lots more.

5. Enugu. Enugu is the capital city of Enugu State, Nigeria. It is located in the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

This Nigerian city is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit when taking a trip to South Eastern Nigeria.

The coal city as it is popularly called is home to some of the most beautiful places you can visit in Nigeria.

6. Port-Harcourt. Port-Harcourt is the capital city of the largest oil-producing state in Nigeria – Rivers State.

As the capital city of one of the richest Nigerian states, it is expected of Port-Harcourt city to be one of the most beautiful and well developed Nigerian cities.

7. Owerri. Owerri is the capital of Imo State, Nigeria.

This city is widely known for numerous hotels, night clubs and spas.

These hotels and night clubs serve as a relaxation spot after a stressful day at work for individuals who reside in this city.

8. Kaduna. Kaduna is the capital of Kaduna state and the first and only Northern state on this list of the most beautiful Nigerian cities.

This city is one of the most industrialized city in Northern Nigeria which has one of the four main oil refineries in Nigeria.

9. Akure. Akure is the capital city of India State in South Western Nigeria. It is the first South-western city to appear on this list.



10. Worri. Taking up the tenth spot today on the top ten most beautiful cities in Nigeria for 2020 is worri. Warri is an oil-rich city which is located in Delta State, South-southern Nigeria.





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In December 2017, I visited Benin Republic for a couple of days. On the first full day, I explored the city of Cotonou and visited, the art market hall des art (Hall of Arts), Red Star, Lake Ganvie and Obama Beach. The next day we journeyed to Ouidah and Grand Popo which will be on the next vlog, so please subscribe and click on the bell button if you haven't, to be notified when it's uploaded and for other channel videos.. Thank you so much for watching this vlog, I do hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to give this video a thumbs up and I will see you in our next video.. Bye Byee!!

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Capital of Benin

Porto-Novo is a port city and the capital of Benin, in West Africa. It’s known for colonial buildings like the Brazilian-style Great Mosque, formerly a church. The Ethnographic Museum displays ceremonial masks, musical instruments, and costumes.

The Musée da Silva recounts Benin’s history and celebrates Afro-Brazilian culture. Just east, the Honmé Museum was King Toffa’s 19th-century royal palace.

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Many associate Cotonou only with its seaport and business districts of Benin Republic but, this French town has a whole lot more to offer than just a destination for importation of cars and household items or a business hub.

Join us as we take you on a journey to discover one of West Africa’s beautiful coastal city.

Cotonou is a home to an array of spectacular sights and places of interest.

Being a coastal city, it is naturally covered with an array of beaches, many pristine and quite astonishing. Listed below are some of the top 5 (five) astonishing beaches in Cotonou.

1. Cotonou Beach –
With its pure white sand and sparkling blue sea water, Cotonou beach is a sight to behold and be appreciated.



2. Hotel Benin Marina Beach –
arguably in the top 3 of the best beaches in the city. Sited before the imposing Hotel Benin, Marina Beach could give its European and American counterpart a run for their money! Both for its surrounding and excellent service, Marina Beach is a must visit.


spectacular beaches in cotonou,
3. Fidjrosse Beach
is another pristine beach. The beach stretches on end and provides visitors with a cool breeze atmosphere, thanks to its dozens of palm and coconut trees.



4. Hotel Eldorado Beach Club
offers its guests a wide range of what has been described as first class treatment.





5. Obama Beach
As a first time visitor to Cotonou, you’ll simply be spoilt for choices as to the many attractions, activities and fun places the city has to offer. There’s even a beach named after the president of the United States of America!



The coastal city of Cotonou is abundantly blessed with severally other beaches and places of interest, is a place to visit.

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