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But don't forget your:

French language skills, full set of tools to fix your own house (if with USG). - Jan 28, 2017
mosquito repellant. sunglasses, French language skills. - Oct 10, 2015
Flexibility. - Jun 29, 2015
Books, boardgames, or booze. You can bring movies and such as well, but hopefully you have equipment to properly protect your TV from the horrendous power supply - some people have lost all sorts of things to Benin's dirty and insufficient power. - Aug 23, 2014
DVD collection (or books, or puzzles, or whatever else keeps you entertained at home). - May 21, 2013
Citronella candles. The mosquitoes never let up. - Mar 2, 2013
Sun tan lotion. - Dec 29, 2011