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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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Great visit to remote UNESCO site

Not easy to get to and if you don't speak French you'll need to take a guide with you. A guide can also prevent you from getting ripped off when trying to organise transport. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not easy to get to and if you don't speak French you'll need to take a guide with you. A guide can also prevent you from getting ripped off when trying to organise transport. We were lucky to meet up with a university student who assists English speakers and were grateful for his help and friendship. Koutammakou visit was informative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited Koutammakou as a day trip from Kara. It's enough time to see the places and do a guided tour. The houses and the history of the places are very impressive though you won't be able to fully understand the traditions and customs in such a short time. We took a shared car from Kara to Kande (at 1300... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

It is amazing the things you see and learn once you set foot to travel! Coming in from Kande, you would have to pay 2500CFA. The site is amazing and the structures make you wonder. However, the people need clothings. Anyone going there can be nice enough to go with clothings for children of various ages, you can also go... More 

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4 Thank Diva_fatale
Tongxiang, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

never go there it is hell it is the worst place in the history of places if god asked me to go here again or die and go to hell i would choose to go to hell

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4 Thank ignacio r
Cesena, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank StefaniaVera
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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