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To get the best experience in Cotonou you need to book one of our local friendly tour guides. They will be able to show you around, make you feel like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites or visit places off the beaten track and discover new experiences, then our Guides4me guide is there to make it happen.

Jean Paul

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Jean Paul is 29 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks English, French & a little Spanish.

Having graduated at the University of Abomey-Calavi with a bachelor degree in applied English linguistics. His English language skils are excellent. He has been a local tourist guide since 2017. Jean Paul is very friendly, realiable and he offers a great travel experience to his guests.  His passion is football, music and cooking. He can assure you an unforgettable experience of Cotonou.

Total cost for the guide services of Jean Paul for one day (8 hours) = a booking fee of USD 33 via Paypal, debit / credit cards, bank transfer or Crypto Currency plus USD 70 in cash to Jean Paul after his services. This makes a total of USD 103.

This excludes any transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

“Jean Paul was an excellent tour guide, very easy going yet professional. He is very proud of his country and loves showing it to visitors.” – Maria, Gibraltar

Highlights of Benin

The Republic of Benin is located in West Africa. It’s situated east of Togo and west of Nigeria. Cotonou is its capital and the only international airport in Benin.  You will find a great variety of vibrant tribal cultures. thankfully, it’s one of the countries where mass tourism has not arrived yet. Therefore meeting local people is an unforgettable and authentic experience.

The festivals of Benin are well known. Every year in January the festival season starts with the Voodoo festival.


Discover tribal villages where you can meet tribes, who live and build spectacular castles and learn about their social structures. Above all, you can witness the state of deep trance during voodoo ceremonies that tribes go through. This is when people become gods.

Safari in Benin

The Pendjari National Park sits in north western area of the country. It adjoins the Arli National Park in Burkina Faso. The national park is known for its wildlife and is home to some of the last populations of big game in Africa. These include the African forest elephant, lion, hippopotamus, African buffalo, and various antelopes. In addition to this, the park is also famous for its birds.

Getting to Cotonou

There are direct flights to Cotonou from Belgium, France, Turkey and a number of African countries. In addition to this, there are 578 kilometres of railways in the country, developed under a joint agreement with the Republic of Niger.

Whatever you choose to do in Benin, it will be a unique and memorable experience of a lifetime, with a Guides4me guide, who will look after you and by the end of the trip you’ve made a best friend.

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