Filed Under (General) by Rob on 20-10-2008

As promised, here is some more info about the amazingly un-African coach I caught in Benin last week…

What a beauty! A BRAND NEW bus – in Africa?!? It just doesn’t seem right! And air-conditioned with reclining leather seats and a TV on board. I almost had to pinch myself. The coach is made by Wuzhouling, a chinese company. Have a look at the interior upholstry – nicer than many I’ve travelled on in England:

The coach can be caught from the Etoile Rouge roundabout, Cotonou at 7:00 each morning (along with about 10 other buses of varying quality!) I was fortunate enough to get one of the last available seats on board, so it may be advisable to book ahead.

Here’s the Intercity Lines website, with all the info you need, if you’re travelling north in Benin. The journey from Cotonou to Djougou (461km and 7 hours) cost a mere 8,000cfa – that’s less than nine pounds! (I can’t even get from Flitwick to London that cheap!!)

So, what are you waiting for – book your journey today!

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