Eco-Benin is a nonprofit engaged in eco-tourism and dedicated to community empowerment.
Tour revenue will be invested in local ecotourism and community development projects.
Any day by appointment
3 days / 2 nights
Adults, Families, Professionals
Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather
1 to 30
Hard (over 6 miles/ 9 km walking distance, intense physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Backpack, Binoculars, Camera, Change of clothes, Hat, Light shirt, Mosquito repellent, Rain gear, Sunglasses, Swimming suit
Day 1: Go meet the people of Adja and Xwla and discover their rich cultural heritage. Share stories and experiences with the locals. Then, savor a delicious and authentic “fisherman meal”, a traditional Beninese specialty, at the restaurant Chez Préfet.
Day 2: Embark for a relaxing boat tour to explore Lake Ahémé and its surroundings. Connect to nature while listening to the extraordinary stories relating the existence of aquatic divinities, the fetish Avlékété, and the hippopotamus of the lake. Escape in this supernatural universe and eventually return to reality to know more about the local fishing techniques. Don’t forget your swimsuit if you want to go for a dip in the fresh water. At lunch, enjoy a traditional meal and get ready for a walk in the villages of Okomé and Séhomi. Immerse yourself in their Voodoo heritage while learning more about traditional rituals, ceremonies and the role of the sacred forest. Then, wander in the barter market of Sehomi where women usually meet in the late afternoon to exchange their products.
Marvel at the sacred forest of Kpétou and explore its biodiversity while visiting a monkey sanctuary. Get involved in the organization’s carbon initiative by collecting mangrove seeds throughout your walk to replant them in order to limit C02 emissions.
Zogbadjé, Centre TBA, Rue fin cloture UAC, Calavi, Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin
Transportation from Cotonou can be arranged.
To promote ecotourism as the driving force for responsible, fair, and sustainable development.
Developing ecotourism projects in many parts of the country: lake of Ahémé, beekeeping site at Tobé, village of Koussoukoingou, national park of Pendjari, etc.
Constructing ecolodges, farms, eco-museums, camping, homestays, etc.
Community projects such as renovating schools, addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities, etc.