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The small African country of Benin offers the tourist vast savannas with the sights and sounds of the wildest Africa, exquisite landscapes with a profusion of resplendent waterfalls, beautiful beaches and lush lagoons, unique architecture and authentic customs and traditions. Formerly known as Dahomey, this intriguing kingdom is steeped in strong cultural traditions, colonization and heart wrenching tales of slavery, also notorious as the birthplace of voodoo with its colourful ceremonious displays of costumes, trance and feverish drumming. Visitors to Benin can learn something from religion to politics and expand their horizons by visiting the bizarre fetish markets that are stocked with the skins and heads of every animal and see for themselves how very different this country’s religion is contrasted to the depictions of Hollywood. Benin is slowly making a name, as it embraces the democratic system with enthusiasm and is being catapulted onto the grand African stage as a paradigm of reform.