Duration of the tour: 8 hours
Our Lome city tour enables you to discover the real life in Lome. Lome is the capital of Togo. The tour takes you to the main attractions of the city with all the related history and stories thanks to our knowledgeable and professional guides.
Itinerary and activities
-We start at the Monument de l’independance
The beautiful Independence Monument was built as a tribute to Togo’s independence from France on April 27, 1960. The structure is composed of a human silhouette carved within it and surrounded by promenades, palm trees, manicured lawns, fountains and a black gold iron fence. It’s also cool walking around the park while you enjoy the dancing and drumming of the kids in the plaza across the street from the monument.
-We Move to the national museum
One of the main attractions that embrace the cultural and historical aspect of Togo is the national museum situated in Lomé at the Congress Palace near the Independence Square. The national museum was founded in 1975 and it houses ethnographical, cultural and artistic exhibits. This museum is something different from other museums that people might have previously visited, the reasons are many. The size of the museum is not very huge and that allows to explore the prehistorical and colonial era wings very easily. The most attractive part is the informative collection of paintings, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments. These artefacts represent an important evidence to a relatively poorly documented national history. At the museum the way in which the past and recent history are represented is very interesting. There are beautiful painted maps and Togo’s history is represented by old photos and drawings that immediately catch the eyes’ attention.
-We Move to the Assigame market (or another market if it’s Sunday )
-After lunch we drive to the Musée Africain d’histoire
At the International Museum of African Arts in Lomé, the splendor of black civilization shines through more than a thousand works of art. The building is organized into three exhibition rooms. There are mainly collections of black culture and civilization from the genius of African craftsmen,.
These works of art are essentially royal thrones, divination platters, drums, masks, maternity statuettes, statuettes jewelry boxes for wedding ceremonies – which are always presented in pairs – sacred hut posts, Chiefdom scepters, Mouse Oracles and fertility statuettes. The origins of these ancient art objects from black Africa are diverse.
Almost all of these works of art were used in ancient divinatory art and in decorative art between the 10th and the 19th century.
The last stop of the tour will be the Lome art village where you can buy souvenirs from the beautiful capital of Togo
$ 120 per person for a group of 1 to 4 people.
$ 90 per person for a group of 5 to 10 people
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