Adventure and Charity Motorbike tour in Benin
10 Days / 9 Nights Motorbike tour
Day 1: Arrival in Cotonou
Transfer to Benin Royal Hotel.
Rest for a while or something else, unload the motorbikes.
Talk over the adventure and charity motorbike program. With some information about the roads, people, do’s and don’ts etc.
Overnight stay in Benin Royal Hotel.
Day 2: Cotonou – Ouidah – Grand Popo
Drive to Ouidah along the beach road.
Morning in Ouidah visiting, Sacred Forest, Snake Temple, Zinsou Museum and the Slavery route
Day 3: Grand Popo – Houegle village
By motorboat to visit Salt Island, Bird Island and the ‘La Bouche du Roi’ (the mouth of the king) this is a beautiful route over the river with unspoiled beaches and little fishermen villages, where women make salt and you can see the mangroves and many birds along the route. At the end the river flows into the sea, this is where it is called La Bouche du Roi. After swimming, back by boat. Lunch in local restaurant.
Drive from Grand Popo to Konouhoue for a drink and further to Houegle village for overnight stay. Have a welcome drink with the chief and people of the village. In the evening dinner and entertainment with local music and dance. (everyone will get a shirt with African prints (and trousers for whom who likes it) made by a local tailor) Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4: Houegle village – Azove – Savalou
Departure from village have breakfast in Lokossa, drive to Azovè to visit the local market.
Day 5: Savalou – Tanguieta
Day 6: Tanguieta – Pendjari National Park – Boukoumbe – Natitingou
Departure early in the morning at 5 a.m. to visit the Pendjari NP. By jeep we enter the park. The animals go and drink at the pools at sunrise. There are many different animals to see in the park, around 500 West-African elephants live here, many different species of antilope, lions, hippo’s, crocodiles, warthogs, many birds, monkeys and much more.
Drive to Boukoumbe, have lunch in local restaurant and visit the Tata Somba villages with the Tammari people and their typical style houses and culture. Drive back to Natitingou. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel Kaba.
Day 7: Natitingou– Djougou – N’Dali – Kalale
Departure after breakfast at 07.00 drive to Nikki and have lunch. Drive to Kalale to see the waterproject, the well must be installed by now.
Stay overnight in tents in the village. Be part of the village life. See how cotton is growing, karité butternut is harvested, or other food like yam is growing. (Everything according to the season)
Day 8: Kalale – Parakou – Save
Have breakfast in the village (camping style) See the Peul people with their horse show.
Day 9: Save – Bohicon – Ketou
Drive from Save to Bohicon to visit the underground house. Have lunch in Bohicon. Visit the Magic Gate and Royal Palace with the history about the Ketou Kingdom. Dinner and overnight stay in Résidences Céline Hotel in Ketou.
Day 10: Ketou – Porto Novo – Cotonou
Drive to Porto Novo. Visit the Musee Da Silva and the artist Dominique Kouas. Drive to Cotonou for some rest or something else like shopping. Bring the bikes to the harbour for shipment and according to your flight, fly back to your destination.
We hope you enjoyed the Adventure and Charity Motorbike tour.