Benin is home to many ethnic groups originating in the northern savannah and the coastal south.
Tropical & Warm
The country gets 900 to 1300mm of rainfall per year and temperatures can reach up to 35° Celsius during the warmer months.
Mount Sagboroa (658 metres above sea level) dominates the northern savannah and the south of the country is home to wetlands, lakes and lagoons.
Benin is the birthplace of voodoo, an ancestral religion practised by more than 80% of the country's population.
A Diversity of Flora & Fauna
Benin is home to many iconic animal species, which can be observed in national parks such as Pendjari and Alfakouara.
Beninese artisans experiment with wood carving, basketry, pottery and weaving.
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