Benin Travel Guide.
1st Edition. Bradt Publications. 224 pages. This new guide gives a lively and off-beat insight into this small but fascinating country. National parks, wildlife, museums, historic buildings, beaches, surfing, traditional ceremonies, kings, voodoo, the ancient slave trade and Benin's delightful people are all presented, along with practical tips on accommodation, transport, food, etiquette, eight-foot-tall chickens and avoiding sorcerers. ? Parc National du W and Parc National de la Pendjari: two of West Africa's top wildlife locations ? Unique traditions of magic and voodoo in this `field guide' to gods, ghosts and dead people ? Benin's kings: tips on meeting the monarchy ? The old slave route and sacred forest: history remembered
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West Africa (including Benin) Travel Guide.
6th edition. Lonely Planet Publications. 872 pages. 8 color pages. 176 maps. Multi-Country Guide. Salt caravans in the Sahara, imposing forts on the Ghanaian coast, urban buzz in Lagos, the steamy lushness of Casamance- West Africa's attractions are as diverse as they are intriguing. Whether you want to set out for Timbuktu, laze on a sandy beach or overland it from desert to jungle, Lonely Planet shows you the what, where and how. This guide covers: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Rewarding and rugged, West Africa's 17 countries have much to offer the adventurous traveler. Laze on golden-sand beaches, trek up cool Mt Cameroon or see Saharan caravans set off from Timbuktu - this updated guide leads you through all of this alluring region. $_$_START_LIST ? More than 170 maps, including a color map of the region. ? Full-color Arts & Craftwork special section. ? Dedicated sections on West Africa's music and peoples. ? Stay safe and healthy - the lowdown on hotspots and health issues. ? Eat your fill, rest your head - places to eat and stay, to suit all budgets. ? Move to the Groove: our expert music chapter tell who's who, where it's happening and what's hot. ? Be Inspired: highlights, itineraries and planning sections help you plot your path. ? Get the Background: with in-depth discussion of West Africa's history, manifold cultures and distinctive arts and crafts. ? Talk the Talk: our language chapter will have you greeting locals in 25 regional languages. ? Go Your Own Way: with detailed transport information and 150 user-friendly maps. $_$_END_LIST
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