Nikki is a city, arrondissement, and commune located in the Borgou Department of Benin. The commune covers an area of 3171 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 99,251 people. It is the site of the "race to Nikki" in 1894.
Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or ?voodoo?) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600?1900. In Abomey, Dahomey's former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom?s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris with elephants, hippos and lions.