Benin’s national parks and culture are among its main tourist attractions. *Abomey (map) is one of Benin’s main tourist attractions, with palaces that became a World Heritage Site in 1982. Some of the best wildlife areas in West Africa are found in north Benin, where *Pendjari National Park (map) and *W National Park (map) are located.
Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) and all that goes with it—to this day Vodun remains the official religion of the country, and an important part of the life of ordinary Beninese.
The best way to stay safe in Benin is to always always always be in the presence of a local person whom you can trust, such as a friend or even a hired tourist guide.