"Friendly Togo" Top 5 Page for this destination Togo by pfsmalo

Togo Travel Guide: 408 reviews and 2,113 photos

People in Togo

As in most west african francophone countries the people are really friendly in Togo. No fear in meeting the locals. Of course it does help enormously if you speak French.

Although Lomé is generally a hassle-free and enjoyable city, believe it or not, people do get friendlier the further north you travel. Sokodé and Kara are really nice places to visit.

I met this fellow in Togoville. Didn't speak any French at all, then I realised he was raving on in a sort of English. Finally told me that although Togolese, he had worked most of his years in Ghana and had never learnt French at all. Very friendly chap, which turned into a big drink with him when he asked my name, and when told came out with one of the biggest smiles I'd ever seen. His first name was Paul, same as me!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely people
  • Cons:dodgy politics
  • In a nutshell:double your pleasure if you speak french
  • Last visit to Togo: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 26, 2007
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  • georeiser's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    Beautiful girl on the "Make kids happy" tip. Keep on the good work and happy new year!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Glad to hear the people are so friendly. It’s a great idea to bring a box or two of bic or biro pens for the kids.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    Not that I'm planning togo...But certainly interesting. LOL

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Hi Paul, great information and photos. Will be here in 2010. All the best!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Nice to have a vt tour of a country less visited, thanks.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2008 at 12:11 AM

    Togo seems to be a nice country to visit in africa, thanks for the great insight into this country!

  • traveloturc's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2007 at 3:14 PM

    Hi Paul thanks for the virtual trip in a country that I ve never been safe travels ...

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2007 at 12:18 PM

    Excellent page of Togo. Great tips for a less travelled country. Thanks for sharing. SL :)

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2007 at 10:47 AM

    Your off the beaten trips - and tips!- around Africa are fantastic! I really enjoy your photos thanks so much. Thanks for the opportunity to see via your efforts.

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2006 at 10:32 AM

    Hi Paul, I enjoyed reading your tips about Togo - we are spending Christmas there this year. :-)

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