Benin Voodoo costume

Because of our problems with a Nigerian visa, we flew into Benin from Cameroon, and spent the first few days on our own. We then linked up with the truck again, after several delays, and continued the ‘expedition’, with a focus on Voodoo dances and ceremonies. That way, we stayed longer in Benin than any other country on this trip, eleven days.

the West Africa blog



The full account of the West Africa expedition can be accessed here.



And the specific highlights were some of the towns (but not Cotonou):





Porto Novo

Porto Novo (start, continues with following entries)




And several of the Voodoo dances:

Egungun Voodoo dance

Egungun dance

Guelede Voodoo dance

Guelede dance

Zangbeto Voodoo dance

Zangbeto dance