It may be worth calling ahead to be sure that the swimming pool at Hotel Totora is open.
It's best to do this tour on your first day in Natitingou, as it will provide some great background insight into the Somba lifestyle. Transportation around town is mostly via moto-taxi. The small motorcycles go quite slow, but they don't have a helmet available to passengers. If you're opposed to your child riding on a small motorcycle without a helmet, ensure you make arrangements for a car to get you around town.
The evening is the best time to visit the market. Ensure you're finished swimming by about 3 or 4 pm so you can visit the market as the sun is setting.
It can get very hot, especially from February to April. Try to plan your trip at any time other than these months!
Visit Benin and one must travel to Natitingou to explore the Somba tribe and its culture. Its traditional Tata Somba mud houses are fascinating and fun. This Benin family itinerary begins with a visit to the small Musée Regional de Natitingou, where you can see miniature structures of the region’s Tata Somba houses, as well as other commonly used tools, clothing and instruments. After learning about the region’s history and culture, spend some time cooling off in the afternoon at the nearby Hotel Totora’s pool before wandering the Grand Marché, a local outdoor market. This Benin day trip gives you a bit of background for a future trip to see the Tata Sombas in the countryside. If you are unable to venture out of town to see the houses, this itinerary offers a glimpse into what traditional life is like for the Somba people.