With Ghana to the east, Benin to the west and Burkina Faso to the north, overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, Togo is a very small state in West Africa that leaves great memories to those who venture there! The Togolese tourist guide invites us to explore the diversity of Togolese landscapes and cultures, starting with "Lomé la belle", the capital of the country known for the many floors of its Grand Market, its fetish market full of voodoo talismans, but also for its endless nights of celebration. Moving away from the coconut-lined beaches of the coast, you can access the plateaus, waterfalls and green mountains of the interior, dotted with towns and villages, each more welcoming than the next. In the north, we discover the savannah region, before reaching the Nok caves, on the Burkinabe border. Wherever you are in Togo, you are never alone, there is always a good soul to ask you if everything is fine, if you have arrived safely. Welcome! Welcome!

The must-see places in Togo

When to go to Togo?

If you are wondering when to go to Togo, learn here that the country is subject to two seasons: the dry season, from October to March, and the rainy season, from April to September. Togo is, however, pleasant all year round. While each season offers different attractions, the best time to travel to Togo is certainly from November to February, taking into account that during December and February, the country can be covered by a kind of fog due to desert winds, called harmattan. March, April and May are among the hottest months of the year. They are immediately followed by the rainy season which lasts until October. The rainy season is also not an obstacle to travel, as these rains, although heavy, are often temporary. The vegetation at this time of year is particularly lush, but some tourist sites are becoming difficult to access. Let us also note this highlight of the Togolese agenda, the Festival of Black Deities. This annual international festival is usually held in December. Four days are devoted to cultural festivals around voodoo beliefs in the localities of Lomé, Aneho, Klouvidonou and Glidji (45 km south-east of Lomé). This festival welcomes fans from Haiti, Brazil, the USA, Côte d'Ivoire and Benin. This festival was created by the Acofin association. In 2015, the 10th edition took place. So when to go to Togo? All year round, with a preference for October and November

How to go to Togo? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

There are travel agencies specialising in organised tours in West Africa and Togo. These service providers mostly have trusted relationships with local partners and are able to offer attractive rates. You can therefore easily find a structure that can offer you a suitable itinerary, whatever the duration.

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From Western Europe, a return trip to Lomé will cost you between €450 and €1500, depending on the season and above all on the booking times (the earlier the better). Depending on your point of departure, it is sometimes interesting to land in Dakar (Senegal) or Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) and then take another flight to Lomé.

In Togo, public transport is well developed, as it is the only real means of transport between the main cities. Taxis are also a popular means of inter-city transport. In the city, they are becoming increasingly rare in favour of motorcycle taxis, called zémidjans, which are faster and cheaper. If you want more autonomy, as the roads are in rather good condition, you will opt for a rental vehicle. With driver if possible.

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Transportation
  • Airport/Station car parks
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

If you are wondering when to go to Togo, learn here that the country is subject to two seasons: the dry season, from...
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Weather forecast

Temperatures in Togo are around 25°C all year round. While there is only one dry season and one rainy season in the...
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Budget

It is the CFA franc that is in force in Togo. If the cost of living is relatively low for Westerners, it is important...
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Formalities

Nationals of countries outside ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) must be in possession of a valid pa...
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Health

It is mandatory to be vaccinated against yellow fever to go to Togo. Vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria, polio and...
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How to travel by yourself?

From Western Europe, a return trip to Lomé will cost you between €450 and €1500, depending on the season and abo...
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How to get organized?

There are travel agencies specialising in organised tours in West Africa and Togo. These service providers mostly hav...
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Getting around

In Togo, public transport is well developed, as it is the only real means of transport between the main cities. Taxis...
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