I am planning on a 10-14 day cycling trip of Togo and Benin early December. I will be travelling from Ghana where I am currently working and I'm a single white female. I am looking at a low/medium budget but I guess I will be ready to pay a bit more for a good night sleep and a proper shower once or twice on the way. Looking at starting in Lome - Asrama - Tohoun - Abomey - Cotonou and back to Lome along the coast.
My main question is around safety. How densely populated are these countries? How easy is it to find a clean enough place to sleep on the route? Any suggestions around budget and places to see or stay very welcome too.