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Review of Koutammakou

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Owner description: Koutammakou is home to the Batammariba of Togo, a tribe known for its remarkable mud tower-houses.
Reviewed 15 March 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

9  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 5 November 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!

4  Thank StefaniaVera
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Reviewed 15 May 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 the hoards of villagers who crowded round us, trying to sell us things, and when that failed, begging for money. It was quite an uncomfortable position to be in, though it's clear that they have a real need for some basic essentials. My advice: take some bars of soap with you for the women, some pens and sweets for the children. These small things make a real difference and will help ensure that you're not quite so harassed.

5  Thank hopesprings12345
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Reviewed 2 April 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.

2  Thank wrc666
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Reviewed 6 February 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 a tricky balance and you should be very careful not spreading gifts and money because it will spoil the situation. We got a guide at the entrance and that is strongly recommended!! He was serious, gave great information and background which adds so much and also guided us to visit the people with respect and taking photos of them in a controlled way.

Thank Pelikan1965
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