Togo is located in west Africa, Togo is a narrow country in which the coastal strip is the most densely populated. Inland, the 56,000 sq. kms are separated into a series of low lying plains which give way to a chain of mountains traversing the country southwest to northeast.

The climate is tropical with a wet season March to July and again October to November. In the north a single rainy season lasts April to July. In the north there is little rainfall with the Saharan winds evident from October to April. Temperature and humidity levels are high. The temperature in Lome varies little between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Exploring the traditional culture and attractions such as the Marche des Feticheurs in Togo can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Yellow Fever is a risk and proof of vaccination may be required on entry and return to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans as some diseases like meningitis have a peak season when the disease is more prevalent in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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