About this book
NOTE: This edition of Benin was published in 2006 so some of the information particularly concerning practicalities should be treated with caution. Also note that many of the prices quoted in this edition are likely to have risen since 2006; however, you will find they are still useful for comparative purposes.
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.
Press reviews"This latest guide in the brilliant Bradt series gives a lively and offbeat insight into this country in western Africa.. Packed with information on accommodation, transport, where to eat and local etiquette, the book is also a useful "field guide" to the arcane traditions of magic and voodoo in Benin, with tips on how to avoid sorcerers and other supernatural entities which go bump in the night."
The Glasgow Herald
"Another unique title (and of how many publishers can one say that?) comes in March: Benin."