4-Day Tour of the Koutammakou UNESCO Heritage Site from Lome City (Togo & Benin)

Multi-day & Extended Tours, This tour starts and finishes in Lome. to null

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The Koutammakou in northern Togo is a cultural landscape that is inhabited by the Batammariba people, also known as Tammari people, or Somba people (of Benin), or Taberma people (of combined Togo and Benin). Get the chance to visit the villages of the Taberma people in Togo and Benin. The Tabermas are famous for their two-story clay huts or ‘Tatas’ which are built out of earth as a fortress for defense against invaders. Dancing with the Taberma women in their gazelle horn headdress and climbing a sacred baobab tree are unique experiences not to be missed.
Day 1: Leave Lome and drive for the entire day to Boukombe, Benin making a stop at the market town of Sokode in Togo for a stroll. Overnight in Benin. Dinner included.Day 2: Visit the Tata Somba people and villages of Benin. Overnight in Benin. Dinner included.Day 3: Leave Benin and drive back to Togo and visit the Koutammakou UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get the chance to climb a sacred baobab tree from the inside walls of its enormous trunk the way the Taberma people do. Climb the baobab tree from the inside walls of its enormous trunk the way the Taberma people do. Then when you reach the top of the trunk, you’d come out from a gap then come down the outside wall of the trunk akin to rock wall climbing (and trunk nodules take the place of rocks). This is a truly unique experience. Visit the blacksmith village of Wyamde. Overnight in Kara.Day 4: Drive for the entire day back to Lome making a stop at the Palais des Congres and the market town of Sokode on the way.This tour requires a minimum of 2 people and include: pick up and drop off at your local hotel, English/French-speaking local guides, basic double room, private car, activity fees and complementary bottled water throughout the tour. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • All activities
  • Dinner for 2 nights as indicated
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Leave Lome and drive for the entire day to Boukombe, Benin making a stop at the market town of Sokode in Togo for a stroll. Overnight in Benin. Dinner included.
Day 2: Visit the Tata Somba people and villages of Benin. Overnight in Benin. Dinner included.
Day 3: Leave Benin and drive back to Togo and visit the Koutammakou UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get the chance to climb a sacred baobab tree from the inside walls of its enormous trunk the way the Taberma people do. Climb the baobab tree from the inside walls of its enormous trunk the way the Taberma people do. Then when you reach the top of the trunk, you’d come out from a gap then come down the outside wall of the trunk akin to rock wall climbing (and trunk nodules take the place of rocks). This is a truly unique experience. Visit the blacksmith village of Wyamde. Overnight in Kara.
Day 4: Drive for the entire day back to Lome making a stop at the Palais des Congres and the market town of Sokode on the way. This tour requires a minimum of 2 people and include: pick up and drop off at your local hotel, English/French-speaking local guides, basic double room, private car, activity fees and complementary bottled water throughout the tour. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
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