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Category Archives: Sights

Unseen Benin Through The Eyes of Visionary Mayeul Akpovi.

Mayeul Akpovi, a Beninese photographer and filmmaker, has done a remarkable work capturing and curating visual arts portraying Benin as it is today. Anyone exposed to his work will not … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fulani, the unique tribe of Benin

Benin is a country with a rich diversity mainly due to the presence of multiple ethnicities that are living in the country. This diversity can better be witnessed by anyone … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Scarifications in Benin – Traditional Branding

The history of scarification is as old as humanity. In ancient times, the people of Dahomey (now Benin), were using different signs to mark their family origins. Men, women and … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Profile of Benin – Benin 101

The Republic of Benin , independent since 1960 ( former French colony of Dahomey since 1899 ), is located in the tropics between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer. … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Royal Cloths and Totems of Benin

  In Benin, many of the Kings that rules Dahomey are represented by Totem. These totems can be seen throughout the country especially in the areas where the Royal palaces … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

Visit Benin – Best Travel Tips

Benin Practical Visit Advices There are many airlines from France, the United States or Belgium that are going to Benin. Depending where you’re coming from, the trip can last anywhere … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wildlife Parks In Benin – Pendjari and W Park

You can’t go to Benin or in Africa without exploring Wildlife parks. Benin has 2 beautiful natural treasures and they are located in the Northern part of the country. They … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 4 Comments