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a VirtualTourist member from Athens


Elections could disrupt travelling?

Hi there!
I'm thinking to travel to Togo this winter, starting from Ghana, but read that it's elections time shortly, for both countries, and I worry if this can be a difficult period with unrest etc before or after elections date.
Do you think it is better to wait and see, or hopefully it's not a big enough thing to disrupt travel of foreigners or to cause safety concerns?
Many thanks !!

6 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Tijuana

Have done the drive from Gahna to Lagos. Dont recomend the Nigeria part at this time. When in Togo, go to TOGOVILE island in Lake. also when in Benin , go to Abomey to see Thrown on Skuls. also go to Fetish market (a must)

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from La Gouesnière

Ghana is probably the most stable country in West Africa, so I very much doubt if there could be trouble there during elections. Togo is much more volatile and during elections is known to have problems especially in Lome. If you could arrange your dates to be in Togo a couple of weeks after will be better, although generally the army have a tight grip on the place and any trouble does not last long. Actually Togo losing a football match would probably cause more problems.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Athens

then I should watch football news, too!
many thanks for your answer, definately helps
probably I should feel more confident for travelling there
all the best!

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Essen

Hi Nikos,

I cannot answer your question but wish you good luck and ejoy your trip if you make it. I was in Lome a few weeks ago on a business trip and liked it. Have fun and take care.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Wakefield

Getting to Lomé from Accra is easy. Go the the market, pick you mode of transport ($8-12) and they drop you at the border and the edge of Lomé. A motorcycle taxi will take you to your hotel for less than a dollar.

I say - get in there! They were always hospitable towards me and other foreigners and its a party town, fairly modern and great restaurants.

Don't miss out.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Athens

thanks, it sounds fascinating!
if I could, I would travel to all these places today!
but life has so many restrictions..., so I'll be happy to see just some of these beautiful places...
happy travels!

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