Lac Togo
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Amelie-Rose O
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Togoville... I think I expected more from this place, if you've spent some time in Togo then you have an idea of value for money, and this was not it.

The locals pay approx 500 CFA to cross the water, we were first asked 6000 CFA, that alone dampened our experience.

Once you cross the water, everyone will jump on you to be your guide. Again they want 4000 CFA/per person, they say it's all official but didn't feel like it at all. We paid 2000 CFA in the end.
They don't let you walk around without them.
Our tour guide gave us some useful info, but never even took us to the slave house?
It lasted 45 minutes and cost so much to get there... Would I go again? No... I would read about the history of the place and look up pictures because I feel as though we need to respect the harsh history of Togo.
But at the same occasion, I do not think we should be ripped off so much to visit 4-5 statues when locals pay no more than 500 CFA.

Finally to top it off they all asked for tips and people were walking up to us during the underwhelming tour to ask for money.

Maybe they should look into making foreigners (especially the ones volunteering in their country) feel welcome so that we can learn about the history and continue building bridges.

I unfortunately left with a bitter taste and a bad picture of Togolese hospitality.

This was also the feeling of several others that I talked to that had been to Togoville. So maybe they're soon going to get a bad reputation which will stop tourists/day trippers from going?
Written 19 June 2023
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GoranWembley
United Kingdom4,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Togoville on Lake Togo, the first trading post with Europeans and the last place of slave trade in Togo. Now centre of Togolese Voodoo religion. Definitely worth visiting, guide allocated but seek advice from your driver on costs: ferry across the lake and Togoville guide. We did this as a part of a private tour, car and driver: Togoville, Agbodrago and Aneho.
Written 30 June 2019
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nadahm311
London, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
A beautiful canoe ride across a lac Togo to Togoville. Very tiny island with history and culture and lovely locals, where the Pope visited as there was a siting of the virgin Mary. It was super hot when I was there and not much shade but be prepared. Had I not had water I would have certainly passed out!
Written 21 June 2019
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_steph91986
Roseville, CA305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We took a canoe to Togoville. It was an interesting village to see and we enjoyed the afternoon there. There is a nice church and some interesting German history. The village actively practices voodoo. Worth getting a guide to show you around.
Written 24 February 2019
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DanielD525
London, UK1,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
So from Lome it's about 45 minutes to the Le Lac Hotel where you board a canoe to take you to Togoville. We was told the canoe price shouldn't be more than 2500 cfa and held out for that fee after being told by the boatman it would be 10,000 cfa at the start of haggling. So we now endure a 25 minute paddle across Lake Togo, in the calm clear waters whilst gathering thoughts and watching locals board their canoe's packed with all sorts of products.
So we arrive in Togoville where two guys are waiting for us, so they can carry us of the boat without us having to take our footwear off. This came at a cost, so I just gave the men single coins I had in my pocket. But we took off our footwear on the way back as I had no coins to give them and didn't feel it worthy to pay a small task in notes. The entrance to the village is 3500 cfa per person and then a further 7000 cfa for a guided tour. The entrance fee was an obligated fee, but not to sure about the guide. But he was English speaking and very informative about his village, so if we did get conned for 7k then at least we paid for clear and precise memories. With all the fees paid this allowed us unlimited access for photos and video coverage without having to ask for permission all the time. The tour lasted about 90 minutes and incorporated unique village life that was a blessing to see. Didn't really appreciate the dead animals ahead of voodoo worshipping but it was no way as bad as the Fetiches market in Lome. Apparently Togoville is the last of a dying breed when it comes to purchases made in the village, that are done by using goods instead of money. Other highlights included the welcome treaty statue, German cathedral where a local girl was singing gospel verses, the market (closed on our visit) and the main monument consisting of a Togolese and German woman standing side by side in unity. The rest of the village is about walking around seeing goats, shrines, houses, children and people carrying on their daily life with smiles on their faces. Throughout our tour we felt very safe and welcomed by all villagers. A fascinating insight into our favourite cultural experience in Togo, also makes sense to combine this trip with the Slave House in Agbodrafo which is nearby...
Written 5 February 2019
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shah22 .
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
togoville is a village consits of christians and people who do vodoo. u need a english speaking guide who can tell u the history of the place,u can see feetish and vodoo practices in the village as it is the main place for vodoo pratices in togo .the main attraction is the togoville cathederal in which Virgin Mary was belived to be sighted
Written 15 October 2018
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tony b
5,093 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Every time we are in Togoville we take a pirogue ride on Lake Togo.
The lake certainly represents a fantastic attraction that is worth a visit.
Crossing it by pirogue is nothing short of fantastic!
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Written 7 February 2024
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