Hunt country: Benin

Coordinates 6.35 2.43333
Hunting period15 December - 15 May
This western African country, formerly known as Dahomey, has borders with Togo to the West, with Burkina Faso and Niger to the North and with Nigeria to the East. In the South it is limited by the Atlantic Ocean. Maximal North-South distance is 750 km.
Recommended inoculation protection:
Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory.
Moreover, the following vaccinations are recommended:
- Hepatitis (all possible variants);
- rage;
- Meningitis (only if an epidemic is going on in Benin, your doctor is always informed about such outbreaks);
- Malaria treatments: Nivaquine, Paludrine, Lariam, Malaron etc. (discuss their uses with your doctor).
Weather/ climate:
Climatic conditions in Benin vary from the dry Savannah to subtropical.
The hunting camps are situated in the North of Benin. Here the climate is much dryer and thus much easier to bear.

Best season for hunting is January - February. In March temperatures start to rise and in April humidity rises as well.
January/February: day 30░C / night 20░C
March: day 35░C / night 25░C
April: day 40░C / night 30░C
Hunt regulations:
During the hunting season all game might be hunted. During the other 6 months all game is closed for hunting.
Hunting is only allowed between 6:00 a.m. and 6:0 p.m.
Only older males might be hunted. If a female is killed a penalty worth three times the official hunting tax is due.
Entry formalities:
Most EU citizens as well as US citizens and Canadiens need a visa.
Weapon import:
Hunting camp managers will provide papers for weapon importations.
Travel pharmacy:
Plasters, disinfectants, repellents against mosquitoes, medicine against diarrhoea and its opposite, as well as against fever. - - - -
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