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Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Princeisiaq: 5:45pm On Jan 17, 2018
NGN XAF NGN XAF 1 NGN = 1.49701 XAF 0.668 NGN = 1 XAF 2 NGN = 2.99402 XAF 1.336 NGN = 2 XAF 5 NGN = 7.48506 XAF 3.33999 NGN = 5 XAF 10 NGN = 14.97011 XAF 6.67998 NGN = 10 XAF 15 NGN = 22.45517 XAF10.01997 NGN = 15 XAF 20 NGN = 29.94022 XAF13.35995 NGN = 20 XAF 25 NGN = 37.42528 XAF16.69994 NGN = 25 XAF 50 NGN = 74.85056 XAF33.39988 NGN = 50 XAF
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Illisius: 7:57pm On Jan 17, 2018
In Africa there are many interesting places that are worth visiting https://set-travel.com/en/africa Many inhabitants of our continent have never even been to Egypt, where there is one of the seven wonders of the world.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by iremide007(m): 12:13pm On Jan 18, 2018
Hello guys, pls can anyone help with cost of renting an apartment in cotonou?
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by zealark2000(m): 7:27pm On Jan 28, 2018
Please. How do i convey my goods(Okirika bails) To nigeria without any problem. Thanks
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Emmytes(m): 9:08am On Feb 14, 2018
Please where can I pick up nice girls in Cotonou... I've been here for a week and konji has been dealing with me. angry

If you are in Cotonou, please hit me up +229 65386390
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by ThisIsOutlaw: 6:50pm On Feb 16, 2018
Emmytes:
Please where can I pick up nice girls in Cotonou... I've been here for a week and konji has been dealing with me. angry

If you are in Cotonou, please hit me up +229 65386390

lol, go obama beach na
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Ayo2018: 1:01am On Apr 24, 2018
Pls house I have two option and I need advice .. Iam 20years old I wanted to relocate to Cotonou with my national identity card with the aim of starting a new life as working over there... Pls I need all information about there. house rent self contain... best street.. working requirements.... and the second option is going there to buy goods worth 100k in Nigeria money Pls what type of goods is lucrative to get and how will I go through this

Pls house I need your advise
thanks
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Traveller11: 11:21am On Apr 29, 2018
Good morning house. I intend to visit Cotonou next week, I have an international passport and a yellow card. My international passport was stamped at the airport the last time I went to cotonou by air from Lagos. This time I'm going by road. My question is will I be charged again for stamping at seme? I'm not prepared to pay anybody 3500 just to have my passport stamped. Would it be better to just forget about the passport and pay the bike guys 500 to handle everything. Thanks. Cc Ugosample, zhukafa.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Ugosample(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2018
Traveller11:
Good morning house. I intend to visit Cotonou next week, I have an international passport and a yellow card. My international passport was stamped at the airport the last time I went to cotonou by air from Lagos. This time I'm going by road. My question is will I be charged again for stamping at seme? I'm not prepared to pay anybody 3500 just to have my passport stamped. Would it be better to just forget about the passport and pay the bike guys 500 to handle everything. Thanks. Cc Ugosample, zhukafa.

Do you intend using the luxury bus?

Or the "danfo" buses that move from Mile 2 to badagrt?

If it's option A, you have no worries
but if its option b *smh*

though I don't know about current happenings, but trust me, if it's your first time crossing, and you want to cross yourself, You are going to spend good money

Seme is filled with thieves and crooks
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Traveller11: 3:42pm On Apr 29, 2018
Ugosample:


Do you intend using the luxury bus?

Or the "danfo" buses that move from Mile 2 to badagrt?

If it's option A, you have no worries
but if its option b *smh*

though I don't know about current happenings, but trust me, if it's your first time crossing, and you want to cross yourself, You are going to spend good money

Seme is filled with thieves and crooks

Thanks for your reply. I read a couple of times that you can just take a bike and the bike riders will handle the crossing. I think l'll just do away with the passport and pay the bike guys.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Timbuktu14(m): 4:07pm On Apr 29, 2018
Traveller11:


Thanks for your reply. I read a couple of times that you can just take a bike and the bike riders will handle the crossing. I think l'll just do away with the passport and pay the bike guys.
Yes you can. Better still, you can take the Vespa - usually driven by handicapped mehn. They will cross you with #500.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Traveller11: 4:19pm On Apr 29, 2018
Timbuktu14:
Yes you can. Better still, you can take the[sub][/sub] Vespa - usually driven by handicapped mehn. They will cross you with #500.
Alright. Thanks, chief.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Timbuktu14(m): 4:24pm On Apr 29, 2018
Traveller11:

Alright. Thanks, chief.
You welcome.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Calito1(m): 8:38pm On May 27, 2018
Traveller11:
Good morning house. I intend to visit Cotonou next week, I have an international passport and a yellow card. My international passport was stamped at the airport the last time I went to cotonou by air from Lagos. This time I'm going by road. My question is will I be charged again for stamping at seme? I'm not prepared to pay anybody 3500 just to have my passport stamped. Would it be better to just forget about the passport and pay the bike guys 500 to handle everything. Thanks. Cc Ugosample, zhukafa.
call me: 08039137382 I visit Cotonou regularly i will tell you what ever you want to know about there and how to always cross the border without passport
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Investorsci: 7:43am On Sep 18, 2018
Nice thread
Those anyone have ideas of cost of jewelries such as18karat neckleses, rings ,earrings
in Cotonou.

Or where I can buy
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by chuks224(m): 8:55pm On Nov 03, 2018
gentlebullet:

Chai! supposing i don return back naija nau, i for just take you guys on tour port novo,cotonou,ouidah,calavi,grand popo and hilla codji with my honda odeyssey. Well, nothing spoil.since you guys are 6, you can get a sienna loading from mile2 to cotonou that will just take you guys.
for fun places, them plenty wella. obama beach, lots of pubs and spots at sekandji, there lots of fun places in cotonou just that i don't know how to spell them. once you get in ask from the hotel staffs them go download you plenty

Can one really travel with you?
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by gentlebullet(m): 9:05pm On Nov 03, 2018
chuks224:


Can one really travel with you?

YES. But am in Ghana ATM, likely to be in naija in less than 10 days time.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by chuks224(m): 9:29pm On Nov 03, 2018
gentlebullet:


YES. But am in Ghana ATM, likely to be in naija in less than 10 days time.

Will you be going to Togo soon? Would really be a wow to travel along side someone like you. Meanwhile, I left you an sms, plus private message sir.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by gentlebullet(m): 9:44pm On Nov 03, 2018
chuks224:


Will you be going to Togo soon? Would really be a wow to travel along side someone like you. Meanwhile, I left you an sms, plus private message sir.
Replied your message. i will enroute Togo on my way to Lagos
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by chuks224(m): 8:39am On Nov 17, 2018
gentlebullet:

Replied your message. i will enroute Togo on my way to Lagos

Thank you so much my brother @gentlebullet , I finally embarked on the journey. Am back to Nigeria now. Your guide really helped me. Thanks again.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by gentlebullet(m): 4:57pm On Nov 17, 2018
chuks224:


Thank you so much my brother @gentlebullet , I finally embarked on the journey. Am back to Nigeria now. Your guide really helped me. Thanks again.
You are most welcome bro. CHEERS
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Nobody: 5:40pm On Nov 17, 2018
gentlebullet:

You are most welcome bro. CHEERS

Hello,
How is the border crossing now that the border has been opened.? I read that they no longer ollect cah at boarder

Considering short vacation but ABC cost is 16,500 and that is just one way trip
Can I take regular cab? I have yellow card and passport ( which I've used a few times before)
I would rather not use passport.
What would you advise and how much to go with regular cabs
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by gentlebullet(m): 7:13pm On Nov 17, 2018
salsera:


Hello,
How is the border crossing now that the border has been opened.? I read that they no longer ollect cah at boarder

Considering short vacation but ABC cost is 16,500 and that is just one way trip
Can I take regular cab? I have yellow card and passport ( which I've used a few times before)
I would rather not use passport.
What would you advise and how much to go with regular cabs
Hi,
Opening of the border at seme has not really changed anything concerning crossing of the border with either okada or makeshift tricycle. the border opening is mainly used by transport coys and individual who wanna cross the border on foot and is ready for the numerous harassment and bribe collecting.
if u are considering crossing without passport, just take a bike at the nigeria end of the border, pay the fare (#700 at most) and then take a cab at the Benin side to cotonou (1000cfa)
whoever told u they no longer collect cash at the border was lucky not to be sighted by those corrupt immigration peeps. CHEERS

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Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Brineharry: 3:58pm On Nov 22, 2018
This thread has really been impactfull.. Pls how profitable is machine parts biz in cotonu..
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by gentlebullet(m): 4:50pm On Nov 23, 2018
Brineharry:
This thread has really been impactfull.. Pls how profitable is machine parts biz in cotonu..
what type of machine?
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Brineharry: 9:19pm On Nov 23, 2018
Motorcycle parts
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Nobody: 3:16pm On Nov 30, 2018
wow read through the thread saw when 20k naira was 63 cefa


now its almost same

thinking of travelling to cotonou
stay for a 2-3wks or there about
need info on the current exchange rate ?

cost of feeding, accomodation etc ?
for a young guy 22
i go flex small
i no sabi french though
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by superted87: 12:04am On Dec 01, 2018
I was there last month for 2weeks.
Stayed at 3 different hotels. (Hotel ayelawaje at avontrou..safari hotel at tatnto and one close to radio maranatha) prices ranges btw 5000 cfa and 8000 cfa.
Exchange rate was #1000=1625 cfa(exchanged money twice @ igolo and city centre).
Feeding and transportation wld gulp much of your money.. it's mostly bike and you not speaking French is not a big issue if u can speak yoruba or pidgin.
Re: Need Traveling Advice To Cotonou by Nobody: 8:12am On Dec 01, 2018
superted87:
I was there last month for 2weeks.
Stayed at 3 different hotels. (Hotel ayelawaje at avontrou..safari hotel at tatnto and one close to radio maranatha) prices ranges btw 5000 cfa and 8000 cfa.
Exchange rate was #1000=1625 cfa(exchanged money twice @ igolo and city centre).
Feeding and transportation wld gulp much of your money.. it's mostly bike and you not speaking French is not a big issue if u can speak yoruba or pidgin.


8k cfa per night?


help me expantitae na


i neva enter cotonou b4

make it sound interesting to me abeg

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