The potential for tourism in Benin is strong, with abundant wildlife and beautiful natural environments including an Atlantic coastline and rainforest. Beninis the ‘cradle of voodoo (black religious magic),’ the biggest centre of slave trade (ages ago) and the only country in this part of the world to have embraced Marxism.
To this day Vodun (Voodoo) remains the official religion of the country, and an important part of the life of any ordinary Beninese. Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary.
Ministry of Culture, Artisan Trade & Tourism
The Ministry is charged with overseeing all activities that go towards culture, artisan trade and tourism in Benin. It monitors tourist activities and the country’s tourism products.
Tourism information in Benin has been summarized to include the following;