Fête de Nonvitcha

The festival of Nonvitcha is celebrated in Sèdjè (Cococodji).

For nearly a century, the sons and daughters Popo, Houeda and Xwla gather annually to celebrate Pentecost, at the beach of Grand-Popo.

Every year, thousands gather to celebrate the union between (more…)


Fête de la Diffoni

This festival is celebrated in the Somba country. This is an initiation rite of boys which takes place in four different stages.

During these steps, boys are initiated into the traditions of the tribe and includes sex education. (more…)


Fête de la Gani

Fête de la Gani is a 7 day annual event generally celebrated in December in Gani.

During the festivities, the Bariba Chief of Nikki (The historic capital of the Baatonu people) is presented gifts by his people and other Bariba (more…)


The Quintessence Film Festival

The Quintessence film festival generally takes place in the days immediately before and after the Voodoo Festival.

This international film festival has been celebrated annually since 2003 dedicated to movies and documentaries from the whole of Africa. (more…)


Festival Djiogbe

Festival Djiogbe, previously known as FIAS, was founded in September 2008.

The festival later changed its name to Festival Djiogbe, and has continued to develop into a small, but popular annual event.

Festival Djiogbe aims to support artistic creativity at (more…)



This is a village on stilts lying in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou. With a population of around 20,000 people, it is probably the largest lake village in Africa and is known as the Venice of Africa. The village was established in (more…)


Temple of Pythons

In most parts of the world snakes are feared, but in Benin they are revered. Royal pythons are worshiped in Benin, especially in Ouidah. The Temple of Pythons in Ouidah is a small room of twelve square meters that houses (more…)


Zangbeto Ceremony

Zangbetos are the traditional voodoo guardians of the night in the Yoruba religion of Benin and Togo which are known as the “Night watchmen”.

Similar to Egunguns, they are highly revered and act as an unofficial police force patrolling the (more…)


Wli waterfalls

Through the lush greenery of Agumatsa Forest Reserve, we cross the same river eight times to reach the Wli Falls, the highest fall in Ghana, which has hundreds of fruit bats and a few monkeys and antelopes.