Atlantic Lodge is situated in Avepozo at the Cocobeach, which is about 13 km or 20 minutes drive from Togo’s capital city, Lome.
How to get to Togo
Lome has an international airport with regular flights to / from Paris (Air France), Frankfurt / Brussels (Lufthansa / Brussels Air) and Casablanca (Air Maroc).
From Lome airport to Atlantic Lodge
Our service includes airport transfer. We will pick you up and drop you off.
Normally Togo immigration service issues a 7 days visa at entrance. Before expiration this visa can be extended to 30 days. Unfortunately most airlines are not aware of this fact.
We highly recommend you to obtain a visa before traveling to Togo. The procedure is easy. Just submit your passport, passport photos and the fees to the Togo embassy or one of the Togo consulates in your country.
You also should get a visa in your country of residence if you intend to visit Ghana.
A vaccination card, showing a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. It is up to you, if you want to go for other vaccinations recommended by different health authorities. You also have to decide, if you want to take malaria tablets. There are not many mosquitoes at the beach area, but it is advisable to wear suitable clothes that cover legs, feet and arms when the sun sets.
It is hot most time of the year. Temperatures range from 28 °C to 32 °C. February and March are the hottest months. The best time for traveling to Togo is from November to March. The major rainy season starts in April and ends in June. The small rainy season is from September to November. The coldest month is August.
Transportation within Togo
You can get around Lome and its environs with motorcycles and taxies which are the common mode of transport. There are also shared taxies where passengers hop off and on at their destination.
Overland and minibuses convey passengers to other towns or neighbouring countries. If you intend to drive yourself, please do not forget your local and international driving licence.
Togo has about 6 million inhabitants and 40 ethnic groups. The largest ethnic groups are the Ewe who mainly live in the south and the Kabyé from the mountainous area of Kara.
People in Togo are warm and friendly. When they say “Togo is a charming country” most charm comes from the people.
Ewe, Kabiye and the official language is French.
Lome (760 000 inhabitants)
About 55 % of the population believe in traditional african religions. 30 % are christians and about 15 % moslems.
History / politics
The name Togo goes back to the village Togoville where King Mlapa the third and the German Gustav Nachtigal signed a protection agreement in 1884. Thereafter Togo was recognised as a German colony. During the first world war the French and British gained control over Togo. The two allies divided Togo between them, administrating the regions adjacent to their own colonies.
Togo became independent in 1960. In 1967 Gnassingbe Eyadema seized power in a military coup. He abolished political parties and established a dictatorship. He sought and won confirmation of his presidency in a plebiscite in 1972. After Gnassingbe Eyadema’s death in 2005 the army appointed his son, Faure Gnassingbe, president. Faure stood down and called elections which he won two month later. The opposition claimed the election was rigged.
The majority of the population depends on the agriculture. Coffee, cocoa and cotton are traditionally the cash crops for export. Small and medium sized farms grow maize, cassava, yams, sorghum, pearl millet, papaya, jackfruit and groundnut.
Togos currency is the West African CFA Franc. The present rate of exchange is:
1 Euro = 655,957 CFA (March 2015)