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$3214.97 Multi-day & Extended Tours

13-Days Guided Cultural Discovery and Adventure Tour of Togo and Benin from Lome

Day 1: You are met upon arrival at the Lomé–tokoin international airport by your local guide and transferred to your hotel . Day 2 : Visit to market and museum You will head to Kara north of Togo.A stop over is made at Sokode where you visit the market. Sokode is a commercial center. Day 3 : City and sight seeing tour You have a city tour to discover the people ,their history and their city. You will not miss the seeing of Mountain Kabye . Day 4 : Traveling to savannah area with breathtaking views You will depart from your hotel and travel to a contrasting landscape of savannah surrounding a small locality .Day 5 : Discovery of caves ,and soukals - the traditional village homes You will observe monkeys on the hills near the camp. You will visit the Nano caves and Soukalas .Day 6 : Border crossing and safari drive Depart for Natitingou crossing of the border Togo-Benin .Continue the route to the Pendjari National Park, Biosphere Reserve . You will take a late afternoon safari drive.Day 7 : Game drive and swimming at a waterfall and local interaction . You will take game drive and there after you continue to a waterfall at Tanougo for a well-deserved swim .Day 8 : Visit and face to face interaction with tambermas of Koutammakou world heritage cultural landscape villages Your route will take you to the Togo – Benin border you continue your journey to the valley of Tambermas, called Koutammakou and classified since 2004 in the UNESCO world heritage as cultural and natural landscape.Day 9 : Cultural discovery of metallurgical trade of the ,and skillful black smiths of Bassar region Depart to Bassar where the inhabitants are considered as being skillful in black smiths. Visit their blast furnaces built in clay and fired with wood .Pottery is a common artisan activity in the region.Day 10 : You will be traveling further south to the region of the lush green forest . Today you will move to Kpalimé , region of green forests with breathtaking scenery , water falls , rivers ,mountains and artisanal activitiesDay 11 : Departure for the lovely African dream mountainous village Kouma Konda A village of Kloto for or a botanical walk and swim in the water falls . Day 12 : Trekking to villages and traditional evening music and dance You will trek from one village to another in the area of Mount Agou.Day 13 : Last Day in Kpalime You will take a City tour of Kpalimé- purase some souvenirs when you visit the local craftsmen . After you depart to Lome for your onward flight

$302 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lomé Discovery Tour: Nature and History in a Small City

Uncover the lush city of Kpalimé, renowned for its beautiful scenery and pleasant tropical climate. Visit a neo-Gothic church built by German colonizers in the early 20th century before strolling to the craft village to admire art made with finesse and dexterity by inspired artisans and to purchase a few unique souvenirs to bring home. After, travel to the mountain to visit Château Vial, the presidential château in the hills to the north of Kpalimé. Then, discover the serene Womé Waterfall by taxi-brousse, or share taxi. To arrive at this idyllic place (~1.5 hours away) you’ll need to climb steep stairs, so pack appropriate footwear—the waterfall is worth it! At the base of the falls, you can bathe in refreshing, crystalline water, surrounded by a majestic landscape. Later, before leaving, taste delicious, fine crafted local delicacies.Tour revenue helps fund Voisins Solidaires Togo’s humanitarian efforts and operating expenses.

$1730 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Day Highlights of Togo

Day 1: Arrive in Lome. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your beach hotel. Day 2: Walking tour of the city starts at the Independence Square and Congressional Palace. Visit the National Museum for an excellent historical and cultural overview of Togo. Continue your walk to the Grand Marche and Cathedral and get a glimpse of everyday life in the city. The Grand Marche is archetypal West African market, lively and colorful. We will help you navigate through this frantic, labryinth of a market. Drive to Akodessewa Fetish Market, the world's largest Voodoo market, to learn about the rituals of this ancient religion. Voodoo priests, traditional healers and charlatans from all over West Africa procure their ingredients here for their rituals. Return to hotel. Day 3: Drive to Lake Togo. Sail across the lake on a pirogue (traditional dugout canoe) to Togoville. Set out on a guided tour of the village, get a taste of Togolese rural life and gain some historical perspective. Sail back and enjoy a picnic lunch on the coast at Agbodrafo village. Visit the La Maison des Esclaves or Wood Home. This house was built for the purpose of illegally operating a slave trade. The slaves were kept in the cellar beneath the floorboards unable to stand during their confinement and were shipped on boats waiting on the coast a short walk from the house. Return to hotel. Day 4: Drive to Kloto for 2 hrs and set on a 2-hr walking tour of the village of Kouma Konda at the base of Mt Kloto and embark on a botanical excursion and butterfly safari. The waterfalls, natural streams and small pools of water in the woodland provided an ideal habitat for butterflies. The Mt Kloto area now has over 1,000 species of butterflies of different size, color and form that flutter around night & day. Hike Mt Kloto to its summit to enjoy a panoramic 360° view of the Kloto region. This hike takes about 1-1.5 hr. Overnight in Kpalime. Day 5: Drive for the entire day to Kara making a stop at the market town of Sokode. Visit the blacksmith village of Wyamde. Overnight in Kara. Day 6: Visit the Koutammakou UNESCO World Heritage Site in the morning. The Koutammakou in northern Togo is a cultural landscape that is inhabited by Taberma people. 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 is an experience not to be missed. Drive for the entire day back to Lome making shopping or food stops along the way. Overnight in Lome. Day 7: Departure. You will be dropped off at the airport. This tour includes: airport transfers, English/French-speaking guides, 6 nights in a standard double room, private car/van & driver, activity fees and complementary bottled water throughout the tour. 

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The Voodoo Trail

Get off the beaten track and into the hills, forests and villages that make up the 'Voodoo Trail' of West Africa for an immersive experience that few travellers get to have. Meet African royalty and witness tribal dancers fall into trance-like states as you enjoy an authentic cultural experience like no other. An expert CEO will guide you through the stunning landscape, helping with the cultural and lingual hurdles, ensuring you come away with deep insight into the origins of Africa’s mystical animist religions. This is a truly mind-blowing experience. Interested?

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