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Togo Tours & Holidays

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Overview

One of Africa’s smallest countries, Togo is a land of quite staggering diversity, with its palm-fringed beaches and lush, dense rainforests playing host to a wonderfully rich mix of colonial architecture, indigenous traditions, colourful festivals and voodoo ritual. Once part of the old trading routes that played such a large part in the Atlantic slave trade of the 16th-19th centuries, the country later fell under the colonial yoke of the Germans, the French and the British. Covering just ...

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Group tours

Travel to Togo with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

Togo & Benin: Cultural Explorer

Witness the extraordinary and mesmerising Voodoo rituals, visit the historic royal palaces with thrones mounted on human skulls, and learn more about the brutal reality of the 'slave coast'.
15 days from £2,995

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INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Wander around the fetish markets, marvel at the traditional fortress-like clay huts and visit the woodcarvers of Kloto famed for their 'chains of marriage' carvings, and then relax and enjoy the palm lined beaches.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

For travel to Togo you will need to have a Yellow Fever Vaccination prior to travel. There are no other mandatory immunisations for travellers to Togo though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in most parts of Togo so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Togo the official unit of currency is the West African CFA.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Please note that some areas we travel through have strong Muslim influences and people may be offended by revealing clothing. You should dress with respect for local sensibilities on this tour.  

Language & Religion 

In Togo, the official language is French. Religion in Togo is Christianity alongside Islam; however, a large proportion of Togolese are animists. 

Time 

Togo is 0 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

The food in Togo is some of the best in West Africa and there are lots of places to try it, especially in Lomé. As is the same in most West African countries’ meals are usually based on a starch staple accompanied by sauces. Some Togolese specialities include Abobo; snails cooked like a brochette or Egbo Pinon; smoked goat, and Fufu; yam served with vegetables and meat.  

Togo has its share of local drinks ranging from local beers, or you can try the palm wine, Tchoukoutou which is a fermented millet-based drink. For those adventurous types, why not try Sodabe, a clear coloured alcohol distilled from palm wine which will knock your socks off!