Despite its unruly past, Togo has been charming travelers searching for West African paradise for many years.

It’s beautiful, quirky, chilled out and full of diverse cultures. There are perfect beaches, butterfly-filled mountains, charming colonial towns and fishing villages where voodoo is part of everyday life. Explore fetish markets, paddle a pirogue, eat yams and get into the Togolese way of life.

Our Togo trips

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Togo travel highlights

Togo holiday information

At a glance
Best time to visit Togo
Geography and environment
Top 5 Togo Experiences
Health and Safety
Further reading

Togo travel FAQs

Australia: Yes - In advance
Belgium: Yes - In advance
Canada: Yes - In advance
Germany: Yes - In advance
Ireland: Yes - In advance
Netherlands: Yes - In advance
New Zealand: Yes - In advance
South Africa: Yes - In advance
Switzerland: Yes - In advance
United Kingdom: Yes - In advance
USA: Yes - In advance
Please obtain your visa to Togo in advance. We recommend that you check current visa requirements with your nearest Embassy or Consulate. For Australian passport holders, the French Consulate in Sydney is authorized to issue short stay visas on behalf of Togo for tourism. Alternatively, you can get a visa issued at the border crossing into Togo for 15,000 CFA franc (25 Euros). Make sure to have 4 passport size photos available for use if needed at the border.
Please note that it may be possible to obtain a visa for Togo at the Togolese Embassy in Accra. It is sometimes possible to get this visa in 1 day (if you drop your application off in the morning – Weekdays only). However, visa information is subject to change on a regular basis.

A service charge may be included in your restaurant bill. If not, a tip of around 10% is customary.

Internet cafes can be found in most cities.

Cell phone coverage is good in urban areas. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your carrier if you wish to use your phone.

Togo’s toilets may be basic. Be prepared for squat toilets, even in major centers.

Bottle of soft drink = 400 CFA
Beer in a bar or restaurant = 800 CFA
Simple lunch = 1000 CFA
Dinner at a restaurant = 5000 CFA

Tap water isn’t safe to drink in Togo. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, bring water purification tablets or ask your leader where filtered water can be found.

Credit cards are widely accepted in major towns.

ATMs are rarely available. Cash can be withdrawn from a bank using your card.

Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 27 Apr Independence Day
  • 1 May Labor Day
  • 25 May Ascension Day
  • 5 Jun Whit Monday
  • 21 Jun Martyrs' Day
  • 25 Jun Korité / End of Ramadan
  • 15 Aug Assumption Day
  • 1 Sep Tabaski / Feast of Sacrifice
  • 1 Nov All Saints' Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Togo go to:

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Local women wander through village in Togo

How we're giving back

In Togo, we stay in locally run accommodation including guesthouses, smaller-scale hotels and homestays in an effort to support the local economies. We also visit locally-run restaurants and markets where travellers will have opportunities to support local businesses and purchase handicrafts created by local artisans.