iOverlander 16.0 Jardin Bresilien Large area at the beach with little charm but free wifi and pool, can get loud when tourist buses arrive, 6000CFA/night (9,15€) for two people Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Large area at the beach with little charm but free wifi and pool, can get loud when tourist buses arrive, 6000CFA/night (9,15€) for two people iOverlander Jardin Bresilien Campground user 0.0 Chez Monique Camping in calm location between trees and many wood carvings, a little bit run down, low key tours to a fetish market or voodoo village can be organized, 6000CFA/night (9,15€) for two people Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Camping in calm location between trees and many wood carvings, a little bit run down, low key tours to a fetish market or voodoo village can be organized, 6000CFA/night (9,15€) for two people iOverlander Chez Monique Campground user 5.0 Awalé Plage, Grand Popo, Benin 5000 CFA per night. Camped at the back off the hotel with beautiful view of the beach. The place used to get more campers but now mainly caters to hotel clients. Use of large pool area with showers & toilets adjacent to pool. Nice seafood meals available at the restaurant. Liza & Jason Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes 5000 CFA per night. Camped at the back off the hotel with beautiful view of the beach. The place used to get more campers but now mainly caters to hotel clients. Use of large pool area with showers & toilets adjacent to pool. Nice seafood meals available at the restaurant. Liza & Jason iOverlander Awalé Plage, Grand Popo, Benin Campground user 25.0 Chez Theo, Possotome, Benin 6000cfa per night for 2 people. Located on Lac Aheme. Parked between the hotel & water front restaurant( on stilts) with plenty of shade. No shower facilities for campers but we set up shower tent near car. Tap near by so water readily accessible. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes 6000cfa per night for 2 people. Located on Lac Aheme. Parked between the hotel & water front restaurant( on stilts) with plenty of shade. No shower facilities for campers but we set up shower tent near car. Tap near by so water readily accessible. iOverlander Chez Theo, Possotome, Benin Parking Area user 30.0 Benin (Kétou) Border Crossing Very relaxed border crossing with Nigeria. Customs & immigration stamps at the same place. Their is also Benin customs at Ketou but they stamped our Carnet at the border Open: Yes Very relaxed border crossing with Nigeria. Customs & immigration stamps at the same place. Their is also Benin customs at Ketou but they stamped our Carnet at the border iOverlander Benin (Kétou) Border Crossing Toll Booth user 39.2 Auberge de Grand Popo Right on the beach. Bungalows and camping. Pool and WiFi are good. Ablutions are adequate, but a bit of a walk from the Campsite. Camping is 3,000cfa per person per night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Right on the beach. Bungalows and camping. Pool and WiFi are good. Ablutions are adequate, but a bit of a walk from the Campsite. Camping is 3,000cfa per person per night. iOverlander Auberge de Grand Popo Campground user 26.4 Chez Rada Sandy compound. run by a lovely lady, Rada. it has a swimming pool and a restaurant with draught beer, cold drinks and nice food. Very friendly workers. adequate ablutions and there are a few rooms to stay in. Camping is in the small car park (3,000cfa pppn). 12km away from Cotonou on a rough sandy road. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Sandy compound. run by a lovely lady, Rada. it has a swimming pool and a restaurant with draught beer, cold drinks and nice food. Very friendly workers. adequate ablutions and there are a few rooms to stay in. Camping is in the small car park (3,000cfa pppn). 12km away from Cotonou on a rough sandy road. iOverlander Chez Rada Parking Area user 0.0 Le Teranga Restaurant A good restaurant with draught beer and WIFI Open: Yes A good restaurant with draught beer and WIFI iOverlander Le Teranga Restaurant Restaurant user 265.1 Hotel Baobab Hotel with big parking space, camping possible, 1500 CFA per person (negotiated), shower and toilet inside bungalow, nice restaurant with limited menu, local restaurants nearby, very friendly staff. Open: Yes Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Hotel with big parking space, camping possible, 1500 CFA per person (negotiated), shower and toilet inside bungalow, nice restaurant with limited menu, local restaurants nearby, very friendly staff. iOverlander Hotel Baobab Lodging user 37.6 Victor's Place Little Rasta Bar with bungalows and a little area for camping. right on the beach. toilet and bucket shower available. paid 3000 CFA for the vehicle. cool drinks, nice music, very small menu. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Little Rasta Bar with bungalows and a little area for camping. right on the beach. toilet and bucket shower available. paid 3000 CFA for the vehicle. cool drinks, nice music, very small menu. iOverlander Victor's Place Campground user Chez Papa Poochy Hostel / Guesthouse on a sandy road. I was allowed to camp on the terrace with a very nice view for 3.000 CFA pp/pn Open: Yes Electricity: Yes Kitchen: No Showers: Bucket Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: Yes Hostel / Guesthouse on a sandy road. I was allowed to camp on the terrace with a very nice view for 3.000 CFA pp/pn iOverlander Chez Papa Poochy Parking Area user 237.0 Hotel Vainqueur Found this place late at night. Basic clean room, nice bed with mosquito net. They fixed up a great omelette meal for us with cold beer. Gated compound with guy on watch outside, could possibly fit a 4x4 inside. Ecobank ATM directly outside. Double bed room = 7000CFA (though they said that was down from 8000) Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Found this place late at night. Basic clean room, nice bed with mosquito net. They fixed up a great omelette meal for us with cold beer. Gated compound with guy on watch outside, could possibly fit a 4x4 inside. Ecobank ATM directly outside. Double bed room = 7000CFA (though they said that was down from 8000) iOverlander Hotel Vainqueur Lodging user 18.0 Guesthouse Haie Vive Lovely hotel/hostel run by a Swiss man. Dorm beds available for 5000CFA per night, private rooms also available. Dorm beds have mosquito nets. Kitchen also available for dorm use. Breakfast available every morning for 1500CFA. Inside locked compound with night guard, walking distance to DRC consulate. Brush up on your French as the local woman working reception doesn't want to know you if you don't speak French. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Warm Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Lovely hotel/hostel run by a Swiss man. Dorm beds available for 5000CFA per night, private rooms also available. Dorm beds have mosquito nets. Kitchen also available for dorm use. Breakfast available every morning for 1500CFA. Inside locked compound with night guard, walking distance to DRC consulate. Brush up on your French as the local woman working reception doesn't want to know you if you don't speak French. iOverlander Guesthouse Haie Vive Lodging user 18.0 Le Livingstone Restaurant with many expats, the Livingstone pizza is one of the best woodfire pizzas I have eaten. I went back multiple times for it! Open: Yes Restaurant with many expats, the Livingstone pizza is one of the best woodfire pizzas I have eaten. I went back multiple times for it! iOverlander Le Livingstone Restaurant user 31.0 Angola Embassy they say no visa possible for non resident people of Benin. But you can try Open: Yes they say no visa possible for non resident people of Benin. But you can try iOverlander Angola Embassy Toll Booth user 184.0 Garage St Emmanuel I made no experience with it but it seems to be a good place if you need a bigger garage to repair your car. Open: Yes I made no experience with it but it seems to be a good place if you need a bigger garage to repair your car. iOverlander Garage St Emmanuel Car Repair user 433.0 wild camp Not easy to find a place to sleep in this area. This is not far from the street but behind bushes on a bigger footpath. nobody can see you from the street. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Not easy to find a place to sleep in this area. This is not far from the street but behind bushes on a bigger footpath. nobody can see you from the street. iOverlander wild camp Contact, Pirate user 276.0 Numi Camp and Mechanic shop!!!! Campground/Auberge 1km before the entrance to the Pendjari Nationalpark owned by a German Alfred Schmutz who is amazingly friendly. Also Bungalows available. Small pool and shade area for camping. Very familiar here. We felt like at home. ++++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+++ Alfred is a German educated car mechanic (are there existing better ones anywhere?) and has also a garage here. So if you have problems with care or motorbike THIS is your adress +++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+++ Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Campground/Auberge 1km before the entrance to the Pendjari Nationalpark owned by a German Alfred Schmutz who is amazingly friendly. Also Bungalows available. Small pool and shade area for camping. Very familiar here. We felt like at home. ++++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+++ Alfred is a German educated car mechanic (are there existing better ones anywhere?) and has also a garage here. So if you have problems with care or motorbike THIS is your adress +++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+++ iOverlander Numi Camp and Mechanic shop!!!! Campground user -1.0 Pendgjari national park entrance 10000 pp/PD car 3000 if you stay 3 days or longer you have to pay 25000 CFA 3000 Cfa pppn for camping 2 hotels are in the park where you also can camp. Pendjari Hotel is very noisy because of the generator running all the night. wild camp is not allowed without a guide. They catches us and asked us to pay a huge fine.....! There is only one offical place where it is alowed to camp by your own. No showers there. I try to saved the position of this campground here in the park near mare yangouali. (is not exactly the point, sorry) This does not mean it is a campground! But a nice place on a lake. Hippos here and a group of baboons. so be careful. We saw some lio s also some km from here..no fence around! Park itself is great! We saw a lots of elefant, hippos and lions. mass of different Antilope, krokos and and and....... Open: Yes entrance 10000 pp/PD car 3000 if you stay 3 days or longer you have to pay 25000 CFA 3000 Cfa pppn for camping 2 hotels are in the park where you also can camp. Pendjari Hotel is very noisy because of the generator running all the night. wild camp is not allowed without a guide. They catches us and asked us to pay a huge fine.....! There is only one offical place where it is alowed to camp by your own. No showers there. I try to saved the position of this campground here in the park near mare yangouali. (is not exactly the point, sorry) This does not mean it is a campground! But a nice place on a lake. Hippos here and a group of baboons. so be careful. We saw some lio s also some km from here..no fence around! Park itself is great! We saw a lots of elefant, hippos and lions. mass of different Antilope, krokos and and and....... iOverlander Pendgjari national park City (Capitol) user 11.3 Benin/Togo border Leaving Togo. Easy enough. Passport stamped. My Carnet wasn't stamped on the way in. Explained and showed. Let me go Entering Benin. Show passport to enter border. Immigration on right hand side. Vehicle registration opposite in a shack. Customs little further down. Stamped Carnet no problems Open: Yes Leaving Togo. Easy enough. Passport stamped. My Carnet wasn't stamped on the way in. Explained and showed. Let me go Entering Benin. Show passport to enter border. Immigration on right hand side. Vehicle registration opposite in a shack. Customs little further down. Stamped Carnet no problems iOverlander Benin/Togo border Toll Booth user 38.0 Clinique Little but complete Clinic for classical health problems in Africa, (Malaria and so) Kind staff and really proffesional Open: Yes Little but complete Clinic for classical health problems in Africa, (Malaria and so) Kind staff and really proffesional iOverlander Clinique Dog Unknown user 407.0 wild camp in a cashew plantage nice quite place unter cashew trees. people are very friendly here. Just ask if they alow you to stay for the night. There is also a watchman 😉 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes nice quite place unter cashew trees. people are very friendly here. Just ask if they alow you to stay for the night. There is also a watchman 😉 iOverlander wild camp in a cashew plantage Contact, Pirate user -1.0 Remy Simple but clean garage for cars, can do simple works for 4x4s. +22997069148 Open: Yes Simple but clean garage for cars, can do simple works for 4x4s. +22997069148 iOverlander Remy Car Repair user 239.5 Three boarders junction Benin's army camp. You can sleep here and you can walk on the other side of river 1km to restaurant in Burkina Faso for beer. Restaurant is in hotel. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Big Rig Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Benin's army camp. You can sleep here and you can walk on the other side of river 1km to restaurant in Burkina Faso for beer. Restaurant is in hotel. iOverlander Three boarders junction Contact, Pirate user 32.0 Parking next to stadium. There is space for couple cars. Could be a bit noisy in the evenings because of two bars next to it. But people in bars surprisingly quiet. Close to ethnographic museum and city. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes There is space for couple cars. Could be a bit noisy in the evenings because of two bars next to it. But people in bars surprisingly quiet. Close to ethnographic museum and city. iOverlander Parking next to stadium. Parking Area user 224.4 Boukombe Here is Custom Benin Immigration in Natitingou Paid 1.500CFA pppn camping fee Open: Yes Here is Custom Benin Immigration in Natitingou Paid 1.500CFA pppn camping fee iOverlander Boukombe Toll Booth user 0.0 Cotonou Apartements Quite far from de centre and not easy to find. It's opposite to the West African University. Rooms for about 6000xof, if it isn't overbooked you will get a private room with a fan and a nice clean bathroom. Very nice standart and a meal of the day for 2000xof. There's a swimming pool on the site although it wasn't really usable when I stayed there. Anyways a good value for money Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Quite far from de centre and not easy to find. It's opposite to the West African University. Rooms for about 6000xof, if it isn't overbooked you will get a private room with a fan and a nice clean bathroom. Very nice standart and a meal of the day for 2000xof. There's a swimming pool on the site although it wasn't really usable when I stayed there. Anyways a good value for money iOverlander Cotonou Apartements Lodging user 173.9 Entry Stamp Benin Long line of trucks parked to the right but we just rode past and pulled it this location on the left hand side. simple process of getting stamped in with the visa we had obtained in Mali. Nothing here for the vehicle. Open: Yes Long line of trucks parked to the right but we just rode past and pulled it this location on the left hand side. simple process of getting stamped in with the visa we had obtained in Mali. Nothing here for the vehicle. iOverlander Entry Stamp Benin Toll Booth user 176.0 Douane Stop here for vehicle import. We paid 6000 cfa per motorcycle. Open: Yes Stop here for vehicle import. We paid 6000 cfa per motorcycle. iOverlander Douane Toll Booth user 463.3 Mosa Hotel (Avoid) Very uncomfortable hard bed, I normally don't get up for anything during the night but at about 3am I'd had enough and went out to get our sleeping mattress. The room is much hotter than the outside so uncomfortable in this regard too. At 7am our phone rang, we ignored it and then someone knocked on the door, again we ignored it but were awake by then so decided to just get up and leave, at 8 we got another knock, it was just ti do with payment. Very expensive even if it were nice. Fan rooms Single - 8,500cfa Double - 10,000cfa AC rooms Single - 13,500cfa Double - 15,000cfa Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes Very uncomfortable hard bed, I normally don't get up for anything during the night but at about 3am I'd had enough and went out to get our sleeping mattress. The room is much hotter than the outside so uncomfortable in this regard too. At 7am our phone rang, we ignored it and then someone knocked on the door, again we ignored it but were awake by then so decided to just get up and leave, at 8 we got another knock, it was just ti do with payment. Very expensive even if it were nice. Fan rooms Single - 8,500cfa Double - 10,000cfa AC rooms Single - 13,500cfa Double - 15,000cfa iOverlander Mosa Hotel (Avoid) Lodging user 361.0 Benin Consulate was quite easy to get visa next business fay. you need a hotel reservation and 12500 CFA Open: Yes was quite easy to get visa next business fay. you need a hotel reservation and 12500 CFA iOverlander Benin Consulate Toll Booth user -1.0 MTN Connect Get an MTN SIM for 250cfa and credit from 1Gb for 7,000cfa to unlimited for 25,000cfa. Passport needed and they will photograph you. Otherwise very easy. Open: Yes Get an MTN SIM for 250cfa and credit from 1Gb for 7,000cfa to unlimited for 25,000cfa. Passport needed and they will photograph you. Otherwise very easy. iOverlander MTN Connect Dog Unknown user 25.0 Benin Checkout The border is not obvious as you arrive but if you go the wrong way plenty of helpers will guide you through at a cost. If you head to this location you can avoid the need for their assistance. The main road that looks like it should be used for the border crossing is not, but it is not too far from there. Corrupt officials asked for 10,000cfa per bike to allow them to exit, this is false, just wait it out and get the stamp. Open: Yes The border is not obvious as you arrive but if you go the wrong way plenty of helpers will guide you through at a cost. If you head to this location you can avoid the need for their assistance. The main road that looks like it should be used for the border crossing is not, but it is not too far from there. Corrupt officials asked for 10,000cfa per bike to allow them to exit, this is false, just wait it out and get the stamp. iOverlander Benin Checkout Toll Booth user 31.2 Auberge le Bonheur Cheap little hostel, clean room with shower for 7000 cfa. Ideal for those crossing the border with Nigeria the next day. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Cheap little hostel, clean room with shower for 7000 cfa. Ideal for those crossing the border with Nigeria the next day. iOverlander Auberge le Bonheur Lodging user 271.1 Chez Dephano Nice place to dinner and breakfast! tipical african cooking! Very friendly people! Good Price! for dinner you could try rize grass with poulet and for breakfast there are creo with mermelad! Open: Yes Nice place to dinner and breakfast! tipical african cooking! Very friendly people! Good Price! for dinner you could try rize grass with poulet and for breakfast there are creo with mermelad! iOverlander Chez Dephano Restaurant user -1.0 Giant supermarket Very big supermarket, sells all different foods (European). Also break cleaner, chain oil and more stuff for motorcycle or car etc. Open: Yes Very big supermarket, sells all different foods (European). Also break cleaner, chain oil and more stuff for motorcycle or car etc. iOverlander Giant supermarket Dog Unknown user 11.7 Hotel l'entente Rooms with AC for 20000 CFA. Secure parking for 2 or 3 motorcycles. Central Cotonou close to embassies and restaurants. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Rooms with AC for 20000 CFA. Secure parking for 2 or 3 motorcycles. Central Cotonou close to embassies and restaurants. iOverlander Hotel l'entente Lodging user