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Very happy I went by bad experience with guide

Well, first you need to go to Kara and spend the night there from Lome. Then you have to find a way... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
nomade123
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San Francisco, California
Amazing people and place

Be sure to walk to the enormous Baobab tree a little ways from the village. You can slip inside of... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Bill F
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Topanga, California
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Koutammakou is home to the Batammariba of Togo, a tribe known for its remarkable mud tower-houses.
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  • Average5%
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Kara, Togo
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Well, first you need to go to Kara and spend the night there from Lome. Then you have to find a way to get to Koutammakou. I rented a whole taxi for the day for 20,000 CFA, a pretty good price and a very nice...More

1  Thank nomade123
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Be sure to walk to the enormous Baobab tree a little ways from the village. You can slip inside of it! Also be sure to buy lots of stuff from the people. They make great gifts and mementos.

1  Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

After sleeping near one of the touristic houses for the night ( in a tent) and having near heart attacks from the thunder we visited the koutammakou houses. We first hiked up the mountain so we had an amazing view of the landscape. There was...More

3  Thank Djesika D
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Not easy to get to and if you don't speak French you'll need to take a guide with you. A guide can also prevent you from getting ripped off when trying to organise transport. We were lucky to meet up with a university student who...More

1  Thank tolovetolive
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Koutammakou as a day trip from Kara. It's enough time to see the places and do a guided tour. The houses and the history of the places are very impressive though you won't be able to fully understand the traditions and customs in...More

3  Thank TimSchmid
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

It is amazing the things you see and learn once you set foot to travel! Coming in from Kande, you would have to pay 2500CFA. The site is amazing and the structures make you wonder. However, the people need clothings. Anyone going there can be...More

9  Thank Titi_Dokubo
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

we had a such great time visiting this village. u can have a glance of how some african tribes live... it's amazing experience and you will feel like in another dimension and time. very recommended

9  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

People living here are very friendly, especially David, the son of the master of the village. He showed me and my guide how they live. I actually went there in August 2011 and I enjoyed spending some hours with the whole family. They also advised...More

4  Thank StefaniaVera
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

This UNESCO World Heritage is definitely worth a visit if you're in the North of Togo. A guide is definitely needed, both to negotiate the villagers and for you to get the best out of the experience. It wasn't cheap but definitely interesting to see...More

5  Thank hopesprings12345
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

It's a great place to visit and specially if your next destination is Benin. A guide to show us around was one of the most expensive that we have had in West-Africa, but well-worth the talks about history and the culture.

2  Thank wrc666
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