Togo Travel: Assuredly A Rare Journey in Raw Africa

Miniature Africa

Togo travel is an encounter with multitudes of ethnic groups. From the north to the south, you can indulge in various cultural and historical activities. Togo is also known for its delicious cuisine.


Lomé, the capital city, is an example of a big, vibrant African town. The coastal region is ideal for those who want to practice nautical activities in the ocean or the nearby lake Togo. The landscape of the country's center combines small mountains, plateaus, and hills: a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. The drier north of the country is characterized by savannah landscapes, national parks, strong traditions, and archeological sites.

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Togo Travel Tours

Boat ride on the South Togo

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9 days

From $1,285

Explore the stunning nature and vibrant culture of Togo's south, where the welcoming locals will make you feel right at home.

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1 day

From $107

Explore the depths of Togo in the Tsévié region and discover a community of skilled artisans, organic farmers, and talented artists.

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1 day

From $110

Discover the history and culture of Togo from Lake Togo to the ocean, and end the day by creating art from waste to become an agent of change.

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1 day

From $105

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable adventure as you glide down the river. Top it off with an encounter with a passionate nature protector, who will inspire you.

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1 day

From $110

Marvel at the power and beauty of nature at an organic farm and in the Missahoe forest. Learn about traditional plant use, and enjoy a hike and a local organic meal.

Tour Lomé on the move

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1 day

From $89

Tour Lomé differently! Connect with inspiring individuals who are using their creativity and skills to make a positive impact on the community.

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Togo Travel Highlights

A view of lome and the ocean

Lomé and the Coastal Region


Lomé, the capital city, is one of Africa's liveliest cities with its massive golden sand beaches, big open-air markets, street vendors, and a busy nightlife. Lake Togo offers relaxing and nautical activities. Togoville, located on the lake's shores, is a mystical village where the locals worship idols, and voodoo priests perform traditional ceremonies.


In Agbodrafo, between the lake and the ocean, you can visit the infamous Wood Home, where slave traders used to hide captives.

Aneho, the old colonial capital, is located at the mouth of Mono River. It is a great stop to explore the river's rich flora and fauna and admire old colonial houses.

The Plateaux Region


Kpalimé is an easy-going town surrounded by Mount Agou and Mount Kloto, which are covered by fruit and vegetable plantations as well as forests hiding beautiful waterfalls. The area is attractive for nature lovers and hikers. It is also known for its artisans who work on wood as well as calabash and create batik paintings.


The geographic position of Atakpame, further north, make the city a commercial crossroads. The town is famous for its impressive stilt walkers. Next to Badou, in the west, you can hike to the 80 m high Aklowa waterfall, one of the highest in the region.

An elephant walking with his two children in the Fazao-Malfakassa Park

The Central Region


The region is ethnically very diverse and culturally rich. Traditional dances, like the fire dance, and weavers are some of the attractions of the area. The dominant religion is Islam, which influences the way the locals dress in boubous and colorful veils.


Fazao-Malfakassa National Park, located in the center of the country, near Sokode, the second largest city of the country, is blessed with a protected forest comprising rare biodiversity and rocky hills. The park is also home to many species of birds and mammals.

The Northern Region


In the north, in Koutammakou, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Batammariba people live in traditional mud houses that resemble miniature castles. These houses are an exceptional example of traditional African architecture, similar to those of the nearby Somba people of Benin. This should be a highlight of any Togo travel.


In the extreme north of the country, savannah is the dominant landscape. Close to Dapaong, the Nok and Maprong caves and granaries, where villagers used to hide to protect themselves from dangers, are a must-see. The nearby cave paintings of Namoudjoga are proof that the region was inhabited for thousands of years.

A woman in mud house looking outwards through the entrance

Togo Travel Practical Info

Travel Requirements

Yellow fever vaccine or medical exemption

Passport valid for six months from the end of your stay

Visa unless you hold a passport from one of the ECOWAS countries

Best Time To Come

Main dry season: November to March

Short dry season: July to September

Maximum average temperature : in dry season 84°F (29°C), in rainy season 78°F (25.5°C)

Airlines

International airport: Lomé–Tokoin (LFW)

Ethiopian: directs flights from NYC (EWR)

Air France, Brussels: directs flights from Paris and Brussels

Royal Air Maroc: directs flights from Casablanca

Country Info

Capital city: Lomé

Population: 8 milions

Official language: French

Other languages: Mina, Ewé, Kabyè

Currency: CFA franc (XOF)

Time: GMT + 1

Power: 220V with Type E socket (this type is of French origin)

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