Destination Information for Benin
The small nation of Benin is full of natural beauty, rich traditions and cultures, and a complex and curious history. It’s situated between Togo and Nigeria, and its southern coastline includes what was formerly known as the ‘slave coast’, from where captives were shipped away to be sold. Benin is also known as the birthplace of Voodoo, and the country celebrates with an annual Voodoo Day. Visit from November-February for warm, dry weather with prime wildlife-watching.
Visitors to Benin will find plenty to do and see in this vibrant and fascinating land. The country boasts the Parc National de la Pendjari, one of the finest and best-known wildlife parks in West Africa. Tourists can see lions, elephants, cheetahs and many more species in their natural habitats. With a range of accommodation options and reasonable transport throughout the country, Benin welcomes guests looking to explore and understand the life and history of this incredible place.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:
If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.
There is no British embassy in Benin. Please contact the FCO for advice.