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Elections could disrupt travelling?

by nikoskaps Online Now Nov 21, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Hi there!
I'm thinking to travel to Togo this winter, starting from Ghana, but read that it's elections time shortly, for both countries, and I worry if this can be a difficult period with unrest etc before or after elections date.
Do you think it is better to wait and see, or hopefully it's not a big enough thing to disrupt travel of foreigners or to cause safety concerns?
Many thanks !!
Nikos

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    Re: Elections could disrupt travelling?

    by juliogg Online Now Nov 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Have done the drive from Gahna to Lagos. Dont recomend the Nigeria part at this time. When in Togo, go to TOGOVILE island in Lake. also when in Benin , go to Abomey to see Thrown on Skuls. also go to Fetish market (a must)

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    Re: Elections could disrupt travelling?

    by pfsmalo Online Now Nov 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Ghana is probably the most stable country in West Africa, so I very much doubt if there could be trouble there during elections. Togo is much more volatile and during elections is known to have problems especially in Lome. If you could arrange your dates to be in Togo a couple of weeks after will be better, although generally the army have a tight grip on the place and any trouble does not last long. Actually Togo losing a football match would probably cause more problems.

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    Re: Elections could disrupt travelling?

    by nikoskaps Online Now Nov 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    then I should watch football news, too!
    many thanks for your answer, definately helps
    probably I should feel more confident for travelling there
    all the best!

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    Re: Elections could disrupt travelling?

    by mickybleck Online Now Nov 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Hi Nikos,

    I cannot answer your question but wish you good luck and ejoy your trip if you make it. I was in Lome a few weeks ago on a business trip and liked it. Have fun and take care.

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    Re: Elections could disrupt travelling?

    by DAO Online Now Nov 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Getting to Lomé from Accra is easy. Go the the market, pick you mode of transport ($8-12) and they drop you at the border and the edge of Lomé. A motorcycle taxi will take you to your hotel for less than a dollar.

    I say - get in there! They were always hospitable towards me and other foreigners and its a party town, fairly modern and great restaurants.

    Don't miss out.

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    Re: Elections could disrupt travelling?

    by nikoskaps Online Now Dec 2, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    thanks, it sounds fascinating!
    if I could, I would travel to all these places today!
    but life has so many restrictions..., so I'll be happy to see just some of these beautiful places...
    happy travels!

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