Benin could be ideal for safari holidays

Benin has been recommended by one reporter as the "most idolised of African safari experiences".

According to Mohamed Elmeshad, writing for Almasryalyoum.com, the northern part of the country – and in particular the Penjari National Park – are "definitely" worthwhile.

He pointed out that going on safari holidays between December 15th and March 15th "will all but guarantee your seeing generous portions of elephants, baboons, warthogs, antelopes, hippopotami, and sometimes lions".

And Mr Elmeshad advised those looking for an adrenaline rush before their expedition to jump off the cliffs of the Tanougou waterfalls.

What's more, he described the landscape as "a beautiful tapestry of farmland", noting that stopping off at any local restaurant or marketplace for some food and a conversation will ensure one of the best experiences in the west African nation.

Those looking to see cheetahs and rhino may like to go on safari in South Africa, where James Cusick, writing for Herald Scotland, stated people may see the beasts.