This region is not known for its luxury hotels. Nevertheless, we strive to offer the most comfortable accommodation possible. In most cases this means a tidy room with air conditioning. However, it is inevitable that some less comfort is available in remote places. However, this is compensated by the beautiful surroundings and the warm welcome.
It may exceptionally happen that one of the listed hotels is not available. Then you will spend the night in a similar hotel.
Here is a selection of hotels for this trip:
This beautiful hotel is located on the beach. The good cuisine is known for its seafood. We can walk around the beautiful beach and nearby we can see the fishermen at work as they bring in the nets. You sleep in the very nice and spacious VIP rooms.
This is also a renovated colonial building and the best hotel in town. It is centrally located and has a good kitchen. From here we will visit the city by moped-taxi.
Meals : as for mmeals, we strive to offer the best possible quality. In the larger cities we can eat in the better restaurants. In smaller places the choice is more limited. Yet tasty food can be eaten everywhere, without fear of contamination. Along the coast we find delicious fish or lobster. African cuisine is little known but very good. Tap water cannot always be trusted, but bottled water, beer and soft drinks can be bought everywhere. A budget of approx. €20 per day is ok for meals.
Transport : the transport is done with a private minibus or 4x4 car.
Language : In Benin, French is the official language. In addition, several African languages are also spoken.
Documents : for Benin you need a valid travel pass and a visa. The travel pass must still be valid for 6 months after the end of the trip. You can obtain the visa online. We are happy to help you in this.
Condition : anyone in normal condition can make the trip. Many travelers are over the age of 60. If you are less mobile, we can certainly take that into account.
Health : A vaccination against yellow fever and against covid-19 is mandatory. You can get those for yellow fever in one of the vaccination centers. There you can also obtain the necessary information about any other vaccinations and malaria prevention. If you have a medical problem, it is best to inform us before the start of the trip, so that we can take this into account as well as possible.
Money : In Benin the currency is the FCFA (XOF). 1 € = 656 FCFA. You can change money in most cities or withdraw money with a credit card. In certain hotels you can also pay with a card. However, it is best to bring some cash in euros.
Insurance : Travel insurance is recommended.
Mobile phone and internet : Wi-Fi is available in most hotels. The connection is usually a bit slower. Your mobile subscription normally works almost everywhere in Togo and in Benin. In case of doubt, it is best to contact your provider. If you plan to call or surf a lot, you can buy a SIM card on site. This way you avoid the high roaming costs. Whatsapp and other apps will continue to work.
Photo and video : Of course we all like to take some nice pictures while traveling.
If you want to take pictures of people, or a busy market or something, a little courtesy works wonders. If you introduce yourself nicely and ask to take a picture, that is usually no problem.
What you are NEVER allowed to photograph are police stations, border posts, soldiers and the like.
Prices - Benin voodoo trip
The flight ticket is not included in this price.
Single supplement : € 485Included :
Not included :
For meals and drinks will cost some € 170 per person for the entire trip.
These prices are based on double rooms.
Price : € 1495€ (excl. flights)
"We were very curious to experience the voodoo festival and our expectations were fully met. We enjoyed the spectacle and the tour in Benin was as promised in the travel program. Thank you Captain Africa and until the next trip."Petra and Geert-
"The third time with captain africa and it was again a very special experience. What we actually had to present at that voodoo festival...no idea...a tourist trap? Under no circumstances: an annual event on January 10 where all Béninois look forward to gauges, ordinary people but also the BB, known Béninois. Paul had arranged good places in the shade in the grandstand for VIP in Grand-Popo and we enjoyed the colorful event with singing and dancing until the late afternoon. Our almost full day boat trip through the stilt villages of Ganvier was so beautiful and authentic it left you speechless. Traveling in Benin requires turning the knob, after all, we are in Africa; the roads are better but not everywhere yet; hotels are sometimes basic, sometimes just good, but everywhere people do their utmost to please their customers. The ecological hotel "Maktub" was a surprise: Armand proves that there is also some movement in Africa regarding the environment. Paul does the guidance well, constantly adapts and his guidance and provides a lot of peripheral information; every question is answered and all unforeseen problems (this is africa baby!) are solved efficiently and as quickly as possible! Thank you for another great experience and a new life lesson Paul"Marcel and Magda
"Benin is a voodoo gem and Paul knows the country like no other. Adventure travel at its best!"Bob and Heidi
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