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Koutammakou is home to the Batammariba of Togo, a tribe known for its remarkable mud tower-houses.
Kara, Togo
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This site is worth the trip and the money. We paid 10,000 Franks for the vehicle and 1500 per person. We also tipped our guide and those we took photos of. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. There are no English speaking people there...More

1  Thank Esther F
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

2  Thank nomade123
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
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
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
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

4  Thank TimSchmid
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

11  Thank Titi_Dokubo
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
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
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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