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Departement de la Donga
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By Air

Djougou Airport (IATA: DJA, ICAO: DBBD) is an airport serving Djougou in Benin.

By Road

There are four major roads that intersect to form the city’s center the roads to Cotonou, Parakou, Natitingou, and the Ouake/Togolese border.As a relatively wealthy city, there are members of the community who own private cars, including the other families in my concession.Many families in the community have at least one moto that they use as their primary means of transportation.In addition, Zemidjians are easy to find throughout the city.

Key places to visit
Pendjari National Park, Tata Somba, Grand Marche


Places to Visit

Pendjari National Park

One advantage of the best road’s quality in the park is the opportunity to visit it in almost four hours. From Natitingou to Porga or vice versa, just make a detour along the road Tanguieta - Batia - Hotel Pendjari - Porga or vice versa.Compared to the direct way, you’ll have about 140 km more, but the sensation gained back is one of the most agreeable.In the park, a green lawn appears by the first rains. It could be admired especially in flooded plains.The majority of the roads is under construction.It is recommended not to go fast as the roads are not yet well stabilized.

Tata Somba

Tata Sombas are fortified huts that are the architectural treasures of the Betamaribe. It is said that the distance between two tata sombas is the distance an arrow can be shot from the roof of one.Each house is considered to have life, being divided between shade and light, masculine and feminine.A tata is a symbol of fertility and fecundity that the women honor by decorating its surface with grooves made with the tips of their fingers on the wet mud.While waiting to discover somba country first-hand, you can learn more details in the Practical Guide to Pendjari which can be found at the Park entrances, the SONAEC bookstore in Cotonou and other places.

Grand Marche

The grand marche in Djougou is held every 4 days,but the market area is open every day.Djougou is the largest market in the area.

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