Top local travel apps in Benin for tourists

Top local apps in Benin for tourists

Transportation

  • Allo Taxi Benin – A popular ride-hailing app in Benin, with a wide network of drivers and competitive rates.
  • Taxiyamo – Another popular ride-hailing app in Benin, with a similar interface and pricing to Allo Taxi Benin.
  • Sotraben – The official app for public transportation in Cotonou, Benin, including buses and taxis.

Accommodation

  • Booking.com – A global hotel booking platform, with a wide selection of listings in Benin.
  • Airbnb – A popular global short-term rental platform, with a good selection of listings in Benin.
  • Jumia Travel – A local travel booking platform, with a wide selection of hotels, apartments, and guesthouses in Benin.

Food and Drink

  • Allo Resto Benin – A food delivery app that serves Cotonou and surrounding areas.
  • Benin Food Guide – A food and drink guide app for Benin, with information on restaurants, bars, and cafes around the country.
  • TripAdvisor – A global travel website with reviews and recommendations for tourist attractions, restaurants, and hotels, including in Benin.

Communication and Utilities

  • MTN Bénin – Benin’s leading telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
  • Moov Africa Bénin – Another local telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
  • WhatsApp – A popular global messaging app, which is also widely used in Benin.

Trip Planning

  • Visit Benin – The official website of the Benin Tourism Board, providing information on tourist attractions, events, and transportation.
  • Bénin Tourisme – A travel guide website for Benin, with information on tourist attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
  • MAPS.ME – An offline map and navigation app, which can be useful for exploring Benin without an internet connection.

Entertainment & Shopping

  • Ciné Canal Benin – A website for checking movie showtimes and buying tickets in Benin.
  • Bénin Shopping – A website that lists shopping malls and stores in Cotonou and other major destinations.
  • TripAdvisor – A global travel website with reviews and recommendations for tourist attractions, restaurants, and hotels, including in Benin.

Payments & Shopping

  • Gohub – A travel eSIM service provider providing internet/data connection for travellers around the world.
  • MTN Mobile Money – A mobile wallet app from MTN Bénin, which can be used to make contactless payments at participating merchants.
  • Moov Money – Another mobile wallet app from Moov Africa Bénin, which can be used to make contactless payments at participating merchants.
  • Visa/Mastercard – International payment processing companies that are accepted at most major merchants in Benin.
  • Telecom

    • Gohub – A travel eSIM service provider providing internet/data connection for travellers around the world.
    • MTN Bénin – Benin’s leading telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
    • Moov Africa Bénin – Another local telecommunications company, offering prepaid and postpaid mobile plans, as well as mobile internet.
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