This lake is located at about a 45 minute drive from Lome. Close to the lake’s northern shore is Togoville, the centre of the local voodoo cult. Take a boat ride on the lake to Togoville to visit it’s shrines and the ancient German Cathedral which dominates the town. Also visit the traditional museum of the King of Togoville, where we’ll be received and welcomed by the king and his court.
Lomé Grand Marché
The large central market of Lomé is located near Lomé Cathedral near the city centre. The market occupies an entire city block in Lomé and consists of three sections, known locally as Atipoji, Asigame and Assivito. You’ll find anything at this colourful and entrepreneurial labyrinthine from Togolese football tops to cheap cosmetics. The majority of the vendors are women and children.
Akodessewa Fetish Market
The practice of voodoo began in West Africa, before being taken to America by slaves, and in countries like Togo, Ghana, or Nigeria the religion is very much alive. Many people believe healers using animal parts and strange talismans can invoke spirits with their bizarre rituals, and solve their problems. And if there’s one place where voodoo priests can stock up on their creepy supplies, it’s the Akodessewa Fetish Market, in Togo’s capital city.
Lomé is the birthplace of the largest Voodoo market in the world – a kind of super supply store for fetishes, charms and anything else one might need for a ritual. The Akodessewa Fetish Market, or Marche des Feticheurs, is recognized as the largest fetish market in the world, a place where Voodoo practitioner can find anything they need for their rituals. From leopard heads to Voodoo priests who bless and create fetishes or predict the future and make medicines to heal whatever ails you.