Natitingou to Boukombe Benin Trip Natitingou Benin West Africa Friday, September 29, 2006
I believe I will leave on Saturday, from Natitingou, Benin and go to Boukombe, Benin; the distance is not far, I do not think it will take more than two hours by Cattle Car or Bush Taxi.
As the crow flies only about 21 miles, however this is jagged line trip and will be closer to 35 miles, I would guess. There is no easy to understand information on how to leave Natitingou to Boukombe. I spoke with Richard at the Peace Corps office, but he has never been there. I met a girl, I think Laura from Peace Corps in the middle of the day, and she said she was leaving that day. I think she is probably in a Peace Corps vehicle and not Cattle Car.
I think to make any trip to places or destination in West Africa or Benin by normal transport or Cattle Car; I need to leave the room no later than 7:30 in the morning. I will take the motorcycle taxi, tell him the city of Boukombe, if I can get him to understand me, then he will take me to some Peugeot Cattle Car and I will wait until it is full, they we leave. If I am unlucky, it will take more than two cars to go there, or I will have trouble finding the right pickup place for cars. The other problem is to not accidentally get into the wrong car. I now wait until I can see that one is loading faster than the other is, before I say or commit to join the group car or collective type vehicle.