Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. You'll find a large quantity of palatial ruins and temples of the once powerful Kingdom of Dahomey (1800s–1894). Moreover, Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) and all the Voodoo that You Do to go with it. To this day, Vodun remains the official religion of the country and an important part of life for the Beninese. The national parks of Benin are also well worth a visit for their wildlife. Benin is fortunately one of the most stable and safe countries of the region to travel in.