The country of Togo received its name from the village now known as Togoville. Togolese people are made up predominantly of the Ewe tribe. Other tribes include the Twi speaking people of Central Togo, the Kabyé and the Tamberma. Togo is noted for its beautiful countryside. The Grande Marche is located in the center of the capital city, Lome, and is a place other West African nationals visit to purchase Togolese goods. This beautiful, mountainous country is one of the smallest countries in the region but is very diverse in both geography and culture. Take a moment to browse all of our tours featuring Togo, listed for you below.
Togo Including Ghana and Benin
The tour of Togo, Ghana and Benin is our most popular West African package. If you have less than 2 weeks to spend and want to have a comprehensive experience in West Africa, this is the tour to take. You will enjoy Anglophone Ghana and Francophone Togo and Benin. One of the highlights in Benin is a visit to Ganvie, the village built on stilts over Lake Nokue. Ganvie is referred to as the “Venice of West Africa” and you will be mesmerized as you watch market women row their dugout canoes, piled high with goods. You will witness the locals shopping on a floating market and watch as fishermen skillfully and artfully throw their nets into Lake Nokue, providing you with a wonderful photo opportunity. This is a “National Geographic” experience and you may pinch yourself in disbelief that you are truly in the midst of it all. Between Ghana and Benin lies Togo where you will visit the Grand Marche and Marche des Feticheurs (fetish market). On this tour you will experience diverse culture and feel the warmth of the people of these exotic and exciting countries.
Togo Including Ghana
The tour of Ghana and Togo is considered one of our most interesting destinations. In just over a week, you will enjoy Anglophone Ghana and Francophone Togo. In Ghana you will will be greeted with traditional Ghanaian hospitality, visit various historical landmarks (such as the infamous coastal slave castles) and see some breathtaking natural attractions, including Kakum National Park. After touring Ghana you will travel to the neighboring country of Togo. There you will visit the Grand Marche, Marche des Feticheurs, the Voodoun Market and the village that is home to the 17th century Catholic cathedral which hosted Pope John Paul II during his visit to Togo.
Panafest 2015 Featuring Togo and Benin
In addition to the spectacular Panafest events, this tour will treat you to the taste of three West African countries: Ghana, Togo and Benin. Panafest is a biennial festival hosted in Ghana to celebrate and promote the ideals of unity and development. The festival is held for the enjoyment of Africans, people of African descent, and for all who are committed to the well being of Africans both on the continent and in the Diaspora. The festival involves historical reenactments and drama, cultural drumming, dancing and much more. Panafest unites individuals and groups through arts and culture, and by highlighting the rich traditions of a people that have survived through years of change and movement.
The 2015 Panafest event will be an extra special celebration, as it marks the 23rd year since the very first Panafest was held in 1992. This tour will give you a taste of the warm Ghanaian people and their impressive history. It will also enable you to note the differences in culture as you move from Anglophone to Francophone West Africa. You will be amazed by what you see in Lome, at Togo’s Fetish Market. You will be enlightened about the voodoun tradition when you visit Ouidah, the heart of African traditional religion. In Benin, nature and cultural lovers will be enthralled with a boat ride over the vast expanse of Lake Nokoué to visit Ganvie, a village built entirely on water and commonly referred to as the “Venice of west Africa.”