Togo Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Togo

Where is it?: Togo is in western Africa between Benin and Ghana

Why do people go here?: Perhaps one of the most favorite countries in West Africa, travelers flock to Togo for its beaches.

What are the main entry points?: Togo is easy to enter. You can come overland from any of the surrounding countries and there are regular flights for Europe.

Currency used: West African Franc

Country Code for Phones: 228

Area codes for Major Cities: No area codes required.

Religion: Animist 70%, Christian 20%, 10%

Population: 7 million

Ethnic Breakdown: Ewe, Mina, Kabye, others

Government: Republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule

Languages: French, Ewe

Travel Information

Major Cities: Lome

Attractions: Lome, Togoville,Marché des Féticheurs

Tourism Office locations and links: Togo Office National Togolais du Tourisme B.P. 1289 Lome, Togo, West Africa

Off-the-Beaten-Path: Valley of the Tamberma,Kéran National Park

Health Issues: Proof of Yellow Fever shot

Tips for Visiting

When to go: July, August and September are the coolest months although there is occasional rain

Common Phrases: Hello = Bonjour, How are you? = Comment allez-vous?, Good = Bien or Bon, Yes = Oui, Okay = D’accord or OK, No = Non, Thank you = Merci, Please = S’il vous plaît, Goodbye = Au revoir

Specific Events/Holidays: Meditation Day: January 13, National Day: April 27, Labour Day: May 1, Day of then Martyrs: June 21

Getting Around: Minibuses service the entire country

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Togo is the Niamtougou International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Togo travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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