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Togo : When and where to go?
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Togo: Climate & Weather
The year is comprised of two large seasons; a dry season from November to March and a rainy season from April to October with a few variations to the south, where the rainy season ends in June to give place to the drier season in July and August, before the humidity returns in September and October.
29°C - 84°F
Lome, updated 00:00 GMT
What to do in Togo
Togo has several advantages up its sleeve: The smiling hospitality of the people, varied landscapes, beautiful beaches, excellent quality/price ratio for the tourist infrastructure, all will surely tempt you.
Its capital, Lome, is a particularly lively place, the big market with a wealth of products of all kinds, the craftsman’s village where craftsmen work in front of you, and the National Museum that houses a beautiful collection of pottery and sculptures.
The Fazao-Malfakassa National Park is a beautiful place where nature reigns, a great place for a pleasant walk with the possibility of seeing some of the many species that live in the forest such as monkeys, antelopes, elephants and lions.
The village of Togoville is definitely worth a visit: Still influenced by voodoo, it has various places to discover; the chief’s house, the craftwork centre, the church with its beautiful stained glass windows, the royal palace, and also Togo Lake with its healthy waters that will appeal to water sports fans or those who enjoy fishing.
Finally, the Tamberma valley offers the opportunity to discover the eponymous villages, whose very special buildings are made of clay, straw and wood, built in the form of various turrets thus retaining a welcome cool temperature: The villagers live in complete symbiosis with their environment and keep the traditions alive by following the ancestral precepts, particularly respecting the specific architecture, that of the Tatas.
Togo : The basics
Several airlines fly to Lomé airport.
A visa is required which you can get directly at the destination airport.
The currency in circulation is the CFA franc.
You require only a very modest budget: A double room with bathroom will cost you between €15 and €30 depending on the location and you can eat an abundant meal for €5 or €6 at the street stalls, €15 in a restaurant.
As with most African countries, a vaccination against yellow fever is required, and also updates to all the normal vaccinations, it is advisable to add those against typhoid and hepatitis A and B. The meningitis vaccine is also recommended during the dry season. Finally, you should take the usual precautions regarding the consumption of water, fruit and vegetables and attentive hand washing, do not swim in stagnant water and avoid close contact with animals.
For inland transportation, minibuses are numerous and inexpensive. You can also ride around by bicycle, or rent a 4x4 if you have a high budget.