Stuart Butler Benin: The Bradt Travel Guide

ISBN 13: 9781841621487

Benin: The Bradt Travel Guide

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This new guide to Benin expands the Bradt range of West African guides further, exploring this small but varied country which is gaining popularity with adventure and exotic travel enthusiasts. National parks, game viewing, markets, pristine tropical beaches, and surfing are just some of the highlights of Benin that are readily available with aid of this guide, which caters to cultural and historical visitors, those tracing their roots in Benin's slave trade, overland adventurers, and wildlife enthusiasts.

Features include:
>Where to find the best music, dance, and food in Benin
>Wildlife in depth--with an exploration of the Parc National du W and Parc National de la Pendjari
>Detailed focus on the slave kingdom of Dahomey
>Wide-ranging historical background information including the history and culture of voodoo

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Congratulations! In your hands is the key to a world of magic and mystery more potent than anything Harry Potter could throw at you. Enter the world of Benin: a place hidden away in the green folds of west Africa; a place that few have heard of, but a place that will leave you enchanted by its spell. In this extraordinary guide, Stuart Butler explains how to win an audience with metamorphosing royalty, why it's best to avoid an Egungun, and where to find an eight-foot dancing chicken. Fortunately, though, normality is also on hand: enter Benin's sun-scorched landscape, stilt villages, and flamboyant markets, just waiting to be explored. *Voodoo, fetishes, and traditional medicine*Tropical beaches, stilt villages*Benin in the past, including its slave trade*All the practicalities: accommodation, eating out, local transport, and more*The bustling city of Cotonou*National parks and wildlife safaris

About the Author:

Stuart Butler is an English-born, French-based freelance journalist and photographer who has spent considerable time in West Africa. He has traveled extensively as a professional surfer and has interests in African history, cultures, and wildlife which have provided a background to his research for this guide. He is also the author of guidebooks to Spain and Portugal.

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Butler, Stuart
Published by Bradt Travel Guides (2006)
ISBN 10: 184162148X ISBN 13: 9781841621487
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