Travel Natitingou to Kandi to Niger
Travel Natitingou to Kandi
Natitingou Benin West Africa
I want to go north from Natitingou toward Niger, I cannot find the path, I can see the roads, but that does not mean it is a good path.
To use a Bush Taxi, NOT called a Bush Taxi, called Taxi or maybe Voiture, which means car in French, better to day Taxi.
I need to say the major city. The guidebook sucks; it only says places that the guidebook is recommending as tourist attractions. There are almost zero tourists; therefore, they do not care about me. The maps in the guide only show these cities.
What I need to travel between Natitingou and Kandi is the major Taxi routes.
The locals have never seen a map, and do not know any cities other than the ones they actually go to.
I have finally discovered the small regional capitals on my map in the Encyclopedia. They capitals appear to be Kandi, Ndali, Natitingou, Parakou, and Djougou.
These cities they seem to know, however from Natitingou to Kandi is a long way, very few of them know or have ever hard of Kandi.
I have very paths I can take, really annoying.
I must choose one city to say, I am going to say,
- Then Kandi
- Then Dali
I think I have to go to Parakou, then to Kandi, it is highly possible it is ten times faster to go the extra 30-40 Kilometers and go to Parakou and not straight east of Natitingou.
The bottom line is this, the
- GUIDEBOOK IS WRITTEN BY A PERSON WITH A CAR. -
You need to read it as a person driving and understand, they can easy go a very short distance from two cities, while there may only be public transportation on a long-wait basis normally.
I DID discover, if I went on MARKET day, I may do better, there are these regional market, hard to figure out, but if I traveled on the day from that Natitingou has a market, I think I could go more places.
I need to go, it is 7:00, and I need to be at the stop by 7:30.Travel Natitingou to Kandi
Not that this matters anymore, but the best route is to go to Parakou first (since it's all on paved road) and then catch a bus up to Kandi.
Thanks and this does matter, if I am asking, others want to know, plus I am going to return to Benin one day.
Andy of HoboTraveler.com