Africa Travel: Benin

GanvieVillageInstead of trying to force feed every cool monument or savannah to see in every African country this month I’m going to point out one interesting thing to do, see, or experience in each. That should save some amount of hard-decision making when you’re finally ready to plan your trip to the continent at the end of the month. Starting with Benin, a west African country bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo known for delicious cuisine and stilted homes a trip to Ganvie village is a must-see. It is estimated that some 20,000 people live in 3,000 fragile stilt houses on the water. Boats are the best method of transportation and it is one of the most accessible attractions to Cotonou. their lifestyle and ability to reside on the water in such make-shift homes is beyond me. For additional travel and hotel information see Travel Notes and LP Worldguide. A short story and some photos from Benin can be found at Travel Adventures.