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The birthplace of Vodou and a pivotal platform of the slave trade for nearly three centuries, Benin is steeped in a rich and complex history still very much in evidence today.

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With sites of historic and religious significance, plus wildlife watching and beaches, Benin is developing as a travel destination.

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Things to Know

Benin may be smaller than its West African neighbors but it's no less mighty. Here's everything you need to know before you go.

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Benin is a relatively small country to explore, best seen by car. Here's what you need to know about traveling around.

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Visa Requirements

Visas are an essential part of travel and you may need one to visit Benin. Here's what you need to know about visas for this fascinating African country.

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Traveling with Kids

Benin is a dynamic country sure to enthrall families interested in history, wildlife, and more - here are our tips for visiting with kids.

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Best Road Trips

From exploring places steeped in Vodou culture to the ancient West African Kingdom of Dahomey, see the highlights of Benin on these top road trips.

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