Togo

Perhaps overshadowed by its more famous neighbours, Togo is a gem on the Gulf of Guinea, though it doesn't boast world-class attractions. From the pulse of the capital Lomé to the striking two-storey mud huts of northern Koutammakou, the journey gives a good overview of the country.

See the trip suggestions below and contact us if you are interested or need more information about trips to Togo. It is also easy to combine a trip to Togo with a visit to Benin, Nigeria and Ghana.

Kameli Travel organises tours to Togo – whether you're just looking to experience the pleasant capital Lomé on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea. Or continue north to conquer the 900-metre-high Mont Agou, Togo's highest mountain, on the outskirts of Kpalimé, and finish hiking with a dip in one of the region's many waterfalls. In northern Togo, you'll see the Koutammakou cultural landscape, where you'll marvel at the two-storey mud huts. On the Togo coast there are a few charming beach villages, such as Aneho, where after a visit we recommend you cross the border to Benin.

We can arrange a professional guide and transport services for you or your group, and book your preferred level of accommodation. However, if you wish to travel by public transport, we can arrange for a guide to accompany you on these as well.

Contact us if you are interested, need more information about travelling to Togo or already know where you would like to go in Togo. Or let us know when and let us make a suggestion. It is also easy to combine a trip to Togo with a visit to Benin, Nigeria, Ghana and Niger.

Tour suggestions

We are organising a guided small group trip in January-February 2025 to Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo and Benin, from 28 Jan to 13 Feb 2025. This trip can also take place at other times:

The Grand Tour of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo and Benin, 28 Jan–13 Feb 2025

Day 1 - 28 Jan 2025 | Arrival in Ouagadougou, where we will stay overnight
Day 2 - 29 Jan 2025 | Visit to the crocodile lake of Bazoulé and city tour of Ouagadougou, where we stay overnight
Day 3 - 30 Jan 2025 | From Ouagadougou to Tiébélé
Day 4 - 31 Jan 2025 | From Tiébélé to Tengzug in Ghana and on to Tamale
Days 5–6 - 1-2 Feb 2025 | Kumasi and Akwasidae Festival
Day 7 - 3 Feb 2025 | Journey to Cape Coast and Elmina Castles on the coast of Ghana
Day 8 - 4 Feb 2025 | Journey to Accra
Day 9 - 5 Feb 2025 | From Accra to Togoville village in Togo
Day 10 - 6 Feb 2025 | From Togoville via Akodessewa fetish market to Atakpamé
Day 11 - 7 Feb 2025 | From Atakpamé to Koutammakou
Day 12 - 8 Feb 2025 | From Koutammakou to Boukoumbé in Benin and on to Natitingou
Day 13 - 9 Feb 2025 | From Natitingou via Tanéka Koko to Dassa-Zoumé
Day 14 - 10 Feb 2025 | From Dassa-Zoumé via Abomey to Porto-Novo
Day 15 - 11 Feb 2025 | From Porto-Novo via Ouidah to Grand-Popo
Day 16 - 12 Feb 2025 | From Grand-Popo to Cotonou
Day 17 - 13 Feb 2025 | Visit to Ganvié village, city tour of Cotonou and transfer to the airport

The Grand Tour of Benin and Togo, 14 days:

Day 1 | Arrival in Cotonou, where we stay overnight
Day 2 | City tour in Cotonou and visit to Ganvié, night in Cotonou
Day 3 | From Cotonou to Abomey, where we stay overnight
Day 4 | From Abomey to Djougou, where we stay overnight
Day 5 | From Djougou via Tanéka Koko to Natitingou, where we stay overnight
Day 6 | From Natitingou to Koutagou and Boukoumbé, where we stay overnight
Day 7 | From Boukoumbé to the Togo side to Koutammakou, or the lands of the Betammaribe people, and on to Kara, where we stay overnight
Day 8 | From Kara to Atakpamé, where we stay overnight
Day 9 | From Atakpamé to Kpalimé, where we stay overnight
Day 10 | From Kpalimé via Mont Agou to Lomé, where we stay overnight
Day 11 | Lomé city tour, night in Lomé
Day 12 | From Lomé to the Benin side to Grand-Popo, where we stay overnight
Day 13 | From Grand-Popo to Ouidah, where we stay overnight
Day 14 | Return to Cotonou and transfer to the airport

Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa (56 600 km²) , yet it has a population of 8.3 million! The country gained independence from French rule in 1960 and, as a colonial legacy, the official language is French. English is poorly spoken. People make their living from agriculture; the country exports coffee, cocoa beans and peanuts. In addition, Togo has substantial phosphate reserves, which bring wealth to the country. Tourism is still relatively limited, but growing.

Climate: Togo has a tropical climate. In the south of the country, the rainy season lasts from mid-April to June and again from mid-September to October. Most of the rainfall occurs just north of the coast, such as in Kpalimé, the wettest part of Togo. In the north, the rainy season lasts from June to the end of September. The rest of the year is a dry season. The average annual temperature is fairly constant – around 25°C in the south and centre and around 30°C in the north.

Security: Togo is a safe country to visit, but in large crowds it's a good idea to beware of pickpockets.

Visa: With the exception of some African nationalities, visas are required for everyone. The Togo visa is no longer available at the border, but is now available as an e-visa, which must be applied for and paid for in advance by credit card on the official Togo Voyage website. The e-visa application must be submitted at least 7 days before the intended date of arrival. Please note that visa policies and prices are subject to change without notice. Passports must be valid for 3 months after travel.

Currency: Togo uses the West African CFA franc (XOF) as its currency, which is pegged to the euro. One euro buys around 656 francs. You should take euro banknotes with you and exchange them at your destination or withdraw cash from an ATM.

Vaccinations and malaria: Togo requires a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. In addition, hepatitis a and b vaccinations are recommended. Please ensure that your basic vaccinations are up to date. Togo is a year-round malaria hotspot, so anti-malaria medication is recommended.

Travel insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

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