We (me and my wife) have spent a week in Benin between 24 and 30 December 2012 with the guide NoelNabogou and we highly recommend his work. We were with him at Porto Novo, Abomey, Grand Popo, Ouidah, Cotonou and Ganvié. Extremely knowledgeable, considerate, friendly, professional, very attentive to safety and absolutely passionate about his native country. He understood our goal (to know local culture) and based on it he assembled a program that made the trip memorable. We recommend to all those who will travel to Benin to do that with Noel.
Like most of the people from Benin — which was colonized by France — Noel speaks only French, but we're from Brazil with a quite limited knowledge of French language. But we can guarantee that it wasn't an issue at all.
Here are his contacts: Noel Nabogou email: email@example.com / Mobile: (229) 97355974.