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Travel with TransAfrica in Benin, trusted by National Geographic & Discovery Channel

TransAfrica is the leading DMC in Benin. We offer unique itineraries through West Africa and can organize any tour or expedition to Togo, Benin, Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since 2014, TransAfrica has led an unforgettable Trans-Sahara and Black Africa expedition from Marrakech to Bissau.

The whole region is perfect for avid travellers who thrive on adventure. You will however need the support of a well-established local tour operator. TransAfrica was the first tourism company to focus on the rich and spectacular heritage of West African culture. Over a period of 30 years, we have handled reconnaissance trips, unique expeditions and cultural tours revolving around traditional festivals, local ceremonies, dance and mask celebrations, market days, adobe architecture and remote settlements. All programs focus on an understanding of and respect for the African heritage. TransAfrica was the first tour operator to include tribal festivals such as fire dances in Benin, authentic Voodoo ceremonies and the Afro-Portuguese Carnival in Bissau as tour options.

With their experience and excellent local contacts, TransAfrica also offers business travel services for transfers, accommodation, conferences and meetings in the capital city Porto-Novo and Cotonou. National Geographic and Discovery Channel have entrusted their travel planning to TransAfrica. Partner with this local destination specialist who understands the complexities of travel through West Africa.

Top Travel Highlights in Benin

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Batammariba valley inhabited by the Batammariba tribe and see the beautiful fortified houses of Tata Somba.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Cotonou visiting the Cathedral Notre Dame des Apotres, Dankopta market and the Artisanal market to buy local arts and crafts.
  • Delve into the mysteries of the Voodoo festival in Ouidah.
  • Be mesmerised by the magical movements of the masked dances of Gede, Egun and Zangbeto.
  • Take a boat ride through the water channels of the stilt village of Ganvie – the largest in Africa.
  • Learn about the slave trade as you walk the slave route to the ‘Door of No Return”.
  • Tour the Brazilian town of Ouidah with its Python Temple.
  • Discover the Yoruba Kingdom and visit the ‘Sacred Door” Museum.
  • Visit the historical UNESCO site of the Royal Palace of Abomey.
  • Eat delicious fresh seafood at Bab’s Dock as you drive along the sandy beaches of “Route des PĂȘches”.