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Natitingou is a town in Northern Benin.


Natitingou is about 50 km from Benin's Pendjari National Park, where tourists can see West African wildlife during the months of December through June. The Falls of Tanougou and great mud castles of the Betammaribe known as Tata Somba are all within an hour or two of the town by car.

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  • Chez Nana. French and Algerian specialties Jountchirantikou – Maison “Volvo” Tel:

  • La Breche Bar and Restaurant. Directions: All Zemidjans (motorcycle taxis) know La Breche. La Breche is beautifully placed on the top of one of the hills that overlooks the whole valley in which Natitingou sits. They also have a tata somba (traditional 2 story mud fortress built and used by the Ditamaari, a local tribe in this region.) where you can sit on the top story and eat and drink. Service is usually less than reliable, but the food is excellent and the view is amazing.

Grilled Steak with couscous or spaghetti 4.000 f CFA per person (this is a lot of food and it's well presented)
Rabbit and a side 1.300 f CFA
Brochettes 500 f CFA
All Sides (couscous, fries, spaghetti) 1.000 f CFA
Full line of beers and soft drinks in large and small, as well as sodabe, the local hard liquor from the south of Benin, and the local millet beer, called tchouk.

  • Quartier Generale Bar and Restaurant . Directions: If you are on the Goudrone (main road) going north, after you pass the big round point and the post, you will see a sign for the museum (musee) on the right. If you turn left instead, you will see the beer signs on the fence in front of it. The service is amazing and it’s located in the very center of town, right down the street from Hotel Tata Somba. This is also a good place to stop if you want to watch Beninese television. The food may take a while, but the family who runs this bar is always more than willing to make your wait as pleasant as possible.

Omelette Sandwich 500 f CFA
Chicken and a side 1.500 f CFA
Guinea Fowl and a side 1.500 f CFA
Sides (Couscous or Fries) 1.000 f CFA
A full line of beers and soft drinks are available.

  • Chez Guillaume (Maquis Savana), rue COGEBA, Kantaborifa (en face de Pharmacie Tissanta), +229 97484102. 10am-2am. Excellent, reasonably-priced European food with an African flair plus pizza from his own pizza oven, pastries and home-made ice cream. Specialties include pintade (guinea fowl), biche (antelope) and lamb or vegetable tagines. Guillaume, the owner-chef, will bend over backwards to meet your needs in his charming paillote and garden restaurant. Easy to find, ask any Zem. Live jazz concerts Saturday nights. Pizza: 2,500-4,500 CFA Steak Frits: 2,200 Salade de chef: 2,500 Pintade frits: 2,500 Boule de creme glacee: 500  edit

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  • Select This dance club is definitely not at all lacking in aesthetics, but on most days it does lack clients. If you happen to have scheduled your visit at the same time of some local festivities though, then this place will probably be packed. Weekends seem to occasionally attract moderate crowds. This club is available to be rented out as well, though the price is negociable. Plush couches, mirrored walls, disco lights and a real dance floor all make this club feel like it belongs in Europe. Entry 1.500 f CFA Drinks are usually double the price of an average bar.

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  • Hotel Tata Somba, (229) 23 82 11 24/ 82 20 99/ 82 22 00 Fax: (229 23) 82 15 84, [1]. This hotel hosts the only pool in Natitingou, and it’s lovely. You can also make reservations for the hotels in and around the Park de Pendjari. This includes Hotel de la Pendjari (in the center of the park), Hotel Porga (on the Burkina Faso border next to the park) and Relais de Tanongou (Hotel next to the beautiful waterfalls of Tanongou). Read details for each hotel below.

Air conditioning, tv, and phone 30.000 f CFA
Extra bed 3.000 f CFA
Breakfast 3.000 f CFA
Lunch or diner 6.500 f CFA African and European specialties available.

Note. ask reception for pitching your tent, and bargain.

  • Hotel Bourgogne, (229) 23 82 22 40 B.P. 130 Natitingou,

Non air-conditioned Single 10.500 f CFA Double 13.500 f CFA
Air-conditioned Single 15.500 f CFA Double 18.500 f CFA
Air-conditioned with hot water Single 25.500 f CFA Double 22.500 f CFA

Coninental Breakfast 2.500 f CFA

Lunch or Dinner 5.500 f CFA African and European specialties are available

  • Hotel Bellevue, (229) 23 82 13 36 B.P. 85 Natitingou

Air-conditioned and hot water rooms Single 14.000 f CFA Double 15.000 f CFA
TV and Air-conditioning rooms Single 12.000 f CFA Double 14.000 f CFA
Non-air conditioned rooms Single 8.000 f CFA Double 9.000 f CFA

Extra beds 2.500 f CFA

Continental breakfast 1.500 f CFA

American breakfast 2.500 f CFA
Daily menu meal: 5.000 f CFA
Plate of the Day: 2.500 f CFA
African, European, and Asian specialties available

  • Hotel Campement de la Pendjari. Reservations can be made at Hotel Tata Somba in Natitingou. The information below is for Hotel Tata Somba Address: B.P. 04 Natitingou, Telephone: +(229) 23 82 11 24 or +(229) 23 82 20 99 or +(229) 23 82 22 00

To get to this hotel you must pay the park entry fee of 10.000 f CFA, and the hotel is in the middle of the park. Also, THIS HOTEL IS ONLY OPEN from late October to mid May***

Air-conditioned room 28.000 f CFA
Non air-conditioned room 20.000 f CFA
Bungalow 18.000 f CFA
Extra bed 3.000 f CFA
Breakfast 2.500 f CFA
Lunch or dinner 6.000 f CFA

  • Hotel Campement de Porga, (229) 23 82 20 39 Reservations can also be made at Hotel Tata Somba in Natitingou, Benin: Hotel Tata Somba Address: B.P. 04; Natitingou, Benin; Afrique de l’Ouest (West Africa)

Telephone: +(229) 23 82 11 24 or +(229) 23 82 20 99 or +(229) 23 82 22 00

Air conditioned room 22.000 f CFA
Non air-conditioned room 15.000 f CFA
Extra bed 3.000 f CFA
Breakfast 2.500 f CFA
Lunch or dinner 6.000 f CFA

  • Campement Relais de Tanongou. Reservations can be made at Hotel Tata Somba in Natitingou. The information below is for Hotel Tata Somba Address:

B.P. 04; Natitingou, Benin; Afrique de l’Ouest (West Africa)
Telephone: +(229) 23 82 11 24 or +(229) 23 82 20 99 or +(229) 23 82 22 00

Bungalow 9.000 f CFA
Extra Bed 2.000 f CFA
Lunch or dinner 6.000 f CFA

  • La Tour de Nati, (229) 95834439/ 97532252 [2]. Situated on top of a hill, La Tour de Nati offers the best view of Natitingou and the rarely seen twin valley behind it. Visitors staying here will find themselves no more than a 15 minute drive away from many of Nati’s hot spots and tourist attractions. Attached Restaurant/Bar serving African and European specialties

Ceiling Fans, Full Service bathrooms, Full beds in all rooms, Oven and stove

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