Togo, Benin & Ghana

Togo, Benin & Ghana

This is a long of week on the road in West Africa, across Ghana, Togo and Benin. This part of the world is still one of the best destination for the travel that wishes to emerge into the African culture, to understand the challenges of everyday life and understand...
North Benin

North Benin

After a good breakfast we set course to Natitingou, 400km north of Dasse Zoume. We spent more than 6 hours on the dirt road – supposedly under construction – slowing down every 50 meters to avoid the large potholes and the tons of dust produced by the...
Ganvié & Abomey

Ganvié & Abomey

The next morning we drove for 40 minutes to Abomey Calavi to visit Ganvie, a picturesque village with stilt houses on Lake Nokoué. It was founded in the 17th century by the Tofinu people to escape capturing and slavery. Everyday life revolves around the lake. The...
South Benin

South Benin

The distance from Lomé to Aneho is only 44 km, but it took over an hour to reach the fishing town, right at the Beninese border. After a short stop for pictures, we moved to the border and did the paperwork for crossing. Ioanna had an expired visa and had to negotiate...
Lomé

Lomé

The flight arrived on time, but Egyptair left my friend’s luggage in Cairo, so they had to manage for the next 3 days with whatever clothes they were wearing. Mental note: never, ever check-in any luggage if you had planned to change hotels every day. We met Sam, our...