On this tour we see many aspects of the African continent. We get to know the real African life in the lively capital Lomé, where you can buy anything and everything on the markets. We also see the beautiful nature in the rainforest area around Kpalimé and take a walk with a skilled naturalist guide. We visit the Tamberma and the Taneka, two peoples who still live completely traditionally. We visit the Pendjari park, with its lions, elephants and many other animals. In Abomey, the former capital of the once mighty kingdom of Dahomey, we are guided through the royal palaces and voodoo temples and get a good insight into the fascinating history of the country. We also visit Ouidah, through which many thousands of slaves were shipped to America. In Grand-Popo we can enjoy the beautiful beaches. We make trips to the voodoo villages and attend a fascinating voodoo ceremony..
This region is not known for its luxury hotels. Nevertheless, we strive to offer the most comfortable accommodation possible. In most cases this means a tidy room with air conditioning. However, it is inevitable that some less comfort is available in remote places. However, this is compensated by the beautiful surroundings and the warm welcome.
It may exceptionally happen that one of the listed hotels is not available. Then you will spend the night in a similar hotel.
Here is a selection of hotels for this trip:
The first evening we spend in a very nice and cozy hotel, on the shore of the lagoon. The owner is a Frenchman, which explains the delicious cuisine!
Here we stay in a nice place, on a hilltop in the middle of lush nature. The ideal starting point for a beautiful nature walk.
Here we sleep in a real African village. Valerie is the perfect hostess and goes above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one.
This beautiful hotel is located on the beach. The good cuisine is known for its seafood. We can walk around the beautiful beach and nearby we can see the fishermen at work as they bring in the nets. You sleep in the very nice and spacious VIP rooms.
This is also a renovated colonial building and the best hotel in town. It is centrally located and has a good kitchen. From here we will visit the city by moped-taxi.
Dates : the departure dates are decided by the customer
Meals : as for mmeals, we strive to offer the best possible quality. In the larger cities we can eat in the better restaurants. In smaller places the choice is more limited. Yet tasty food can be eaten everywhere, without fear of contamination. Along the coast we find delicious fish or lobster. African cuisine is little known but very good. Tap water cannot always be trusted, but bottled water, beer and soft drinks can be bought everywhere. A budget of approx. €20 per day is ok for meals.
Transport : the transport is done with a private minibus or 4x4 car.
Language : In Togo and Benin, French is the official language. In addition, several African languages are also spoken.
Documents : for Togo and Benin you need a valid travel pass and a visa. The travel pass must still be valid for 6 months after the end of the trip. You can obtain the visa online. We are happy to help you in this.
Condition : anyone in normal condition can make the trip. Many travelers are over the age of 60. If you are less mobile, we can certainly take that into account.
Health : A vaccination against yellow fever and against covid-19 is mandatory. You can get those for yellow fever in one of the vaccination centers. There you can also obtain the necessary information about any other vaccinations and malaria prevention. If you have a medical problem, it is best to inform us before the start of the trip, so that we can take this into account as well as possible.
Money : In Togo and Benin the currency is the FCFA (XOF). 1 € = 656 FCFA. You can change money in most cities or withdraw money with a credit card. In certain hotels you can also pay with a card. However, it is best to bring some cash in euros.
Insurance : Travel insurance is recommended.
Mobile phone and internet : Wi-Fi is available in most hotels. The connection is usually a bit slower. Your mobile subscription normally works almost everywhere in Togo and in Benin. In case of doubt, it is best to contact your provider. If you plan to call or surf a lot, you can buy a SIM card on site. This way you avoid the high roaming costs. Whatsapp and other apps will continue to work.
Photo and video : Of course we all like to take some nice pictures while traveling.
If you want to take pictures of people, or a busy market or something, a little courtesy works wonders. If you introduce yourself nicely and ask to take a picture, that is usually no problem.
What you are NEVER allowed to photograph are police stations, border posts, soldiers and the like.
Prices - Ghana travel
€ 1995 p/pfor a group of 4 to 8 people.
€ 3421 p/pfor a group of 2 people.
Single supplement : € 345Included :
Not included :
These prices are based on double rooms.
Price : € 1995 (excl. vlucht)
"Because our daughter worked in Lomé for a few months and we wanted to visit her, we looked for a tour in Togo and Benin. Captain Africa is one of the few people with whom you can arrange your own tour. Captain Africa knows the nice place and to see, the good hotels, nice excursions with good local guides... It is so surprising to experience how resourceful, how hospitable and how helpful Africans are. Highly recommended if you are looking for something other than big game in Africa."Tonny and Theo
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