TOGO: Togoville on the boat (pirogue)

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1. Posted by ToddP (Full Member 122 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

My plan is to cross the boarder from BENIN (Grand Popo) to TOGO and head towards Aneho and Lake Togo. I would like to take a boat across the lake to Togoville and back as I will be heading to Lome and Kpalime.

Where is the best place to base myself for an overnight that would have few accommodation, restaurant/bar options and would give me an option to take a boat (pirogue) to Togoville?

Thanks

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1126 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I did a day trip from Lome to Togoville in December 2014. Transportation and guide were booked through my hotel in Lome.

Here's an excerpt from my journal:

"With the help of the hotel’s manager, we secured transportation; a driver and a guide. The manager had warned us that some foreigners had been held “hostage” by the community demanding exorbitant sums to be allowed to leave. The guide, armed with a pot of cash from us, was supposed to negotiate with the townspeople, which he successfully did. What I didn’t count on was the fact that to get on the leaking wooden boat that was to ferry us across the lake (a 25-minute journey), we had to be carried on board."

I traveled from Togo to Benin back to Togo to Burkina Faso and Niger.

3. Posted by ToddP (Full Member 122 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Quoting berner256

I did a day trip from Lome to Togoville in December 2014. Transportation and guide were booked through my hotel in Lome.

Here's an excerpt from my journal:

"With the help of the hotel’s manager, we secured transportation; a driver and a guide. The manager had warned us that some foreigners had been held “hostage” by the community demanding exorbitant sums to be allowed to leave. The guide, armed with a pot of cash from us, was supposed to negotiate with the townspeople, which he successfully did. What I didn’t count on was the fact that to get on the leaking wooden boat that was to ferry us across the lake (a 25-minute journey), we had to be carried on board."

I traveled from Togo to Benin back to Togo to Burkina Faso and Niger.

Thank you kindly for the information. My intention is to travel by road from Benin to Togo and then somehow, somewhere to stop for a night and do a day trip to Togoville. Now I'm trying to contact drivers/ guides from anyones recommendations that might get me to Togoville.

Thanks again!