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Address: Kara, Togo
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Koutammakou is home to the Batammariba of Togo, a tribe known for its...

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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2014
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Cesena, Italy
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Cesena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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 of a nearby park with animals, so we took a photo safari!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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 one of Togo's few tourist 'hotspots.' The only thing that let the visit down was... More 

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5 Thank hopesprings12345
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a great place to visit and specially if your next destination is Benin. A guide to show us around was one of the most expensive that we have had in West-Africa, but well-worth the talks about history and the culture.

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Bastad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Some work and effort to get here, but that is part of the story behind it and also adds value and protects it. Very interesting buildings and nice people. But it is a balance to visit since many are poor and visitors can mean money. So some beg, others dress up in order to be photographed for money. This is... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The village itself is very small and quite remote. It's a half hour to 45 minutes bumpy ride from the entrance ticket booth. We had our own 4wd otherwise I'm not sure how you would get there. The tour of village takes about 30 minutes, you get to see one house and then as you are departing the women and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This is a very interesting place. It is very poor area but the costructions are fantastic and original. It's better ask for the chief of the village: say hello and introduce yourself before photographing. You pay a ticket to enter but I think that they don't take money for this. However you will visit and photograph their houses and their... More 

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