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Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by morzook(m): 8:40pm On Jul 13, 2013
@henrimoto where abeg?
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Godson201333(m): 9:27pm On Jul 13, 2013
morzook: @henrimoto where abeg?


You could get a better accomodation with Amenities in Port Novo,the former Capital and 30 min drive to cotonou city...Its a very cool city...
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by morzook(m): 9:33pm On Jul 13, 2013
Do you have any links?
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by henrimoto(m): 11:02pm On Jul 13, 2013
Godson201333:


You could get a better accomodation with Amenities in Port Novo,the former Capital and 30 min drive to cotonou city...Its a very cool city...
pls. Godson2013133 when did dey change d capital of republic of benin ?
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by henrimoto(m): 11:24pm On Jul 13, 2013
morzook: @henrimoto where abeg?
4 cotonuo there. if u wan get link, it is as simple as making enquiries 4rm d driver or some mature passengers u will borde cab or bus with.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Godson201333(m): 6:22am On Jul 14, 2013
henrimoto: pls. Godson2013133 when did dey change d capital of republic of benin ?

Port Novo was former capital but now its cotonou,Port Novo in egun language is called Ogbonu,Very nice city with serene enviroment.Of course good apartments.

Cotonou its self can be distractive and accommodations are a lil bit expensive unless ya wanna stay in the zongo(Ghetto)
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by henrimoto(m): 8:31am On Jul 14, 2013
Godson201333:

Port Novo was former capital but now its cotonou,Port Novo is egun language is called Ogbonu,Very nice city with serene enviroment.Of course good apartments.

Cotonou its self can be distractive and accommodations are a lil bit expensive unless ya wanna stay in the zongo(Ghetto)
thanks 4 d info...
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Naijalastborn(m): 10:24pm On Jul 14, 2013
Thanks Brothers. this thread really helps
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 10:25pm On Jul 14, 2013
Thanks
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Naijalastborn(m): 12:23pm On Jul 15, 2013
zhukafa: Thanks
Do you think 20000 naira can sustain me and my friend for 2 days in Rep. of Benin, can my Mtn Bis also work over there? Is their food n water at good standard and pls share more light to some tourism attraction we can visit during the 2 days.


Thanks
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 1:40pm On Jul 15, 2013
Naija_lastborn: Do you think 20000 naira can sustain me and my friend for 2 days in Rep. of Benin, can my Mtn Bis also work over there? Is their food n water at good standard and pls share more light to some tourism attraction we can visit during the 2 days.


Thanks

20,000 naira is approximately 630,000 cefa. Wow, that's huge money to take you and your friend for even one week. Depending on the style you want to live over there.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Godson201333(m): 7:27pm On Jul 15, 2013
zhukafa:

20,000 naira is approximately 630,000 cefa. Wow, that's huge money to take you and your friend for even one week. Depending on the style you want to live over there.

@zhukafa Please re-read the guy said 2 days...

what do you mean by 20,000 naira = 630,000cfa,you quoting wrong figure oo

Yes you can manage it but it depends on the kinda of lifestyle ya wanna live out there cos that money might also be too small,see my conversion and bead down.

1000 cfa = 320 naira.

10,000 cfa=3200 naira

63,000 cfa = 20,000 naira.


Hotel cheapest can be found in nice area like john k..

5,000 cfa = 1 night(tv ,fan inclusive)

Feeding =2000 cfa morning,afternoon and night making 6000 cfa cos ya gonna be craving for 9ja foods and they are quite expensive there.Their local foods is cheaper but im afraid you can eat.The cheapest is bread 200 CFA.


transportation cheap.

Visit Quidah,An ancient slave trade town.
Visit Plague (Beach very lovely)
Visit Port NOVO (former capital AND ANCIENT CITY)
Visit seaport.
Aeroport (Airport) Very close to the beach.
Dantokpa and misebo Marche (Market)


But to be sincere 20k wont be enough...

but by the time una wan start shopping my bro that money is gonna finish quick but you can manage it with your friend for weekend.

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Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Naijalastborn(m): 7:55pm On Jul 15, 2013
zhukafa:

20,000 naira is approximately 630,000 cefa. Wow, that's huge money to take you and your friend for even one week. Depending on the style you want to live over there.
Really i am so Glad to Hear that... We will be fine with that Cash then, Pls can you Answer the Second # about the Mtn Bis Service, can I use it there?
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 8:01pm On Jul 15, 2013
Naija_lastborn: Really i am so Glad to Hear that... We will be fine with that Cash then, Pls can you Answer the Second # about the Mtn Bis Service, can I use it there?

I don't use blackberry, I use iPhone. For my iPhone, it doesn't work.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Lawmann: 3:36am On Jul 16, 2013
@Godson201333,how much will it cost me to get such room in port novo for one month? i want to visit songhai farm in port novo.how do i take care of my feeding in port novo?thanks
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Nobody: 3:51am On Jul 16, 2013
Oga, 20,000 Naira is 60,000 CFA or at most 63,000 . As at Sunday 14th day of July it was 60kCFA and not 630,000CFA
zhukafa:

20,000 naira is approximately 630,000 cefa. Wow, that's huge money to take you and your friend for even one week. Depending on the style you want to live over there.

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Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 7:37am On Jul 16, 2013
sisifunmi: Oga, 20,000 Naira is 60,000 CFA or at most 63,000 . As at Sunday 14th day of July it was 60kCFA and not 630,000CFA

Sorry, just saw it not. It was a typographical error. You are very much right.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 7:39am On Jul 16, 2013
Naija_lastborn: Do you think 20000 naira can sustain me and my friend for 2 days in Rep. of Benin, can my Mtn Bis also work over there? Is their food n water at good standard and pls share more light to some tourism attraction we can visit during the 2 days.


Thanks

Sisfunmi just spotted out my error . It's 63,000 cefa. And it can still take both of you for 2 days. Thanks.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Godson201333(m): 10:49am On Jul 16, 2013
cheesy angry

@You might be able to get accommodation for 7,000CFA or below per month in Port novo,One thing about french people is that they prefer you paying them monthly,even Senegal or any francophone country.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Nobody: 2:44pm On Jul 16, 2013
You are correct and in fact rent is paid in arrears and not in advance. Unfortunately, tenants (esp foreigners)are required to deposit 6months house rent which will be refunded when you leave. It serves as security deposit in case the tenant defaults in house rent or any other bills ( light , water etc).
Godson201333: cheesy angry

@You might be able to get accommodation for 7,000CFA or below per month in Port novo,One thing about french people is that they prefer you paying them monthly,even Senegal or any francophone country.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Naijalastborn(m): 6:05pm On Jul 16, 2013
Godson201333:

@zhukafa Please re-read the guy said 2 days...

what do you mean by 20,000 naira = 630,000cfa,you quoting wrong figure oo

Yes you can manage it but it depends on the kinda of lifestyle ya wanna live out there cos that money might also be too small,see my conversion and bead down.

1000 cfa = 320 naira.

10,000 cfa=3200 naira

63,000 cfa = 20,000 naira.


Hotel cheapest can be found in nice area like john k..

5,000 cfa = 1 night(tv ,fan inclusive)

Feeding =2000 cfa morning,afternoon and night making 6000 cfa cos ya gonna be craving for 9ja foods and they are quite expensive there.Their local foods is cheaper but im afraid you can eat.The cheapest is bread 200 CFA.


transportation cheap.

Visit Quidah,An ancient slave trade town.
Visit Plague (Beach very lovely)
Visit Port NOVO (former capital AND ANCIENT CITY)
Visit seaport.
Aeroport (Airport) Very close to the beach.
Dantokpa and misebo Marche (Market)


But to be sincere 20k wont be enough...

but by the time una wan start shopping my bro that money is gonna finish quick but you can manage it with your friend for weekend.



thanks bro... actuall we are going for 3 days, i think 35000 should cover for a expenses for 3 days

Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Godson201333(m): 8:20pm On Jul 16, 2013
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Yeah 35000 is Okay,Just be on budget,Use my exchange rate at least so that you wont be at loss and be smart..Enjoy
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Naijalastborn(m): 9:55pm On Jul 16, 2013
Godson201333:

Yeah 35000 is Okay,Just be on budget,Use my exchange rate at least so that you wont be at loss and be smart..Enjoy
thanks Bro
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by musain: 7:52pm On Jul 17, 2013
Can i get a cheap tokunbo car (toyota camry 2008 'grade') @ a price below 1.2m naira in cotonou? Pls i need honest responses, thank u all.

One love
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Godson201333(m): 9:00pm On Jul 17, 2013
musa in: Can i get a cheap tokunbo car (toyota camry 2008 'grade') @ a price below 1.2m naira in cotonou? Pls i need honest responses, thank u all.

One love


No you cannot get toyota camry 2008 for that Amount,my friend bought it from cotonou recently for somewhat 1.9mil...
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by musain: 10:33pm On Jul 17, 2013
Godson201333:


No you cannot get toyota camry 2008 for that Amount,my friend bought it from cotonou recently for somewhat 1.9mil...

Thanks Godson. Jus dat u can get below that price on ebay.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 6:54am On Jul 18, 2013
musa in: Can i get a cheap tokunbo car (toyota camry 2008 'grade') @ a price below 1.2m naira in cotonou? Pls i need honest responses, thank u all.

One love

It's not possible.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by musain: 7:53am On Jul 18, 2013
zhukafa:

It's not possible.

That means my budget should be arround 2m (naira).
One love guys
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 12:35pm On Jul 18, 2013
musa in:

That means my budget should be arround 2m (naira).
One love guys

Or even more, depending the state the car is ( very clean with good title).
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by say9ng(m): 11:29am On Sep 03, 2013
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Sup every1 , just saw this thread and I love it .
Am also planning to go to Cotonou to just step out side Nigeria for the first time ,all my life av been in Nigeria .
So I want to ask if i can I get a good hotel close to any good beach there and am planning to spend 5days there with my friend but am not doing any shopping ,like how much do you think I should budget .
Thanks

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Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zhukafa(m): 2:21pm On Sep 03, 2013
say9ng :
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Sup every1 , just saw this thread and I love it .
Am also planning to go to Cotonou to just step out side Nigeria for the first time ,all my life av been in Nigeria .
So I want to ask if i can I get a good hotel close to any good beach there and am planning to spend 5days there with my friend but am not doing any shopping ,like how much do you think I should budget .
Thanks

30k would be enough, since no shopping.

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