Adventure and Charity Motorbike tour

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.

Visit the stilt city Ganvie. Dinner at Dream Beach restaurant at the beach.

Overnight stay in Benin Royal Hotel.

Ganvie
Ganvie
Notre Dame Misericorde
Notre Dame Misericorde

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

Sacred forest entrance
Sacred forest entrance
Gate of non return
Gate of non return

After lunch at Côté Pêche drive to Grand Popo and visit the Voodoo Festival (10 January) Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay in Grand Popo resort: Awalé Plage

Voodoo statue
Voodoo statue
Fisherman Grand Popo
Fisherman Grand Popo

 

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.

La Bouche du Roi
La Bouche du Roi
Straw drying in the sun
Straw drying in the sun

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.

Children in party clothes
Children in party clothes
Friendly woman
Friendly woman
Mud houses in village
Mud houses in village

Day 4: Houegle village – Azove – Savalou

Departure from village have breakfast in Lokossa, drive to Azovè to visit the local market.

Drive to Abomey, visit the palace of King Glele (Historic Museum). Drive to Savalou.  Dinner and overnight stay in F & F Hotel Savalou.

Palace King Glele
Palace King Glele
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Palace King Glele

Day 5: Savalou – Tanguieta 

Departure after breakfast from Savalou. Two stops on the road in Djougou for lunch and Natitingou for a drink. In Tanguieta dinner and overnight stay in hotel Yakti.

Market Tanguieta
Market Tanguieta
Street in Tanguieta
Street in 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.

Warthog in Pendjari NP
Warthog in Pendjari NP
Elephant in Pendjari NP
Elephant in Pendjari NP

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.

At the roof of a Tata Somba house
At the roof of a Tata Somba house
Tata Somba house
Tata Somba house

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)

Woman prepairing carite nuts
Woman prepairing carite nuts
Village life
Village life

Day 8: Kalale – Parakou – Save 

Have breakfast in the village (camping style) See the Peul people with their horse show.

Drive from Kalale to Parakou and Save for dinner and overnight stay in hotel Dycko.

Peul people on their horses
Peul people on their horses
Parakou
Parakou

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.

Historic Museum Ketou
Historic Museum Ketou
Underground house
Underground house

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.

King Toffa statue
King Toffa statue
Bridge in Cotonou
Bridge in Cotonou

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