Central African Republic's former president Michel Djotodia travelled to Benin where he will go into exile, government sources in Chad and Benin told Reuters.
Djotodia, who was swept to power last March by northern rebels, resigned along with his prime minister on Friday under intense international pressure after they failed to halt months of inter-religious violence.
The departure of the Central African Republic's interim president sparked scenes of joy, but fears of a power vacuum in the warring nation.
Security in the Central African Republic, where even young children have been targeted in a bitter civil war, appears to be deteriorating.
ITV News has found evidence that children are being targeted in one of Africa's bloodiest civil wars.