The Team

In the office of Lome (Togo):

Susan Carlslund, Danish, has lived in Africa since 1984; she has lived in Nigeria, Ghana and since 1991 in Togo. Today in TransAfrica she plans trips and leads some great Saharan expeditions as an assistant. She speaks English, French and Italian.

Nadége Amey, Togolese, is a secretary and accountant and does her job with Susan; she speaks French and English as she has studied in Ghana.

Fatima Bayor, Togolese, is a secretary in charge of the booking office. She speaks French and English and is in contact with hotels, airports, village chiefs so that the groups of TransAfrica can be received everywhere in the best possible way.

Noah Katcha, Togolese, has been guiding groups in Togo, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali and working on the documentaries for National Public Radio. Now he is a member of the team in the office that organizes TransAfrica travels as well as guiding tours. He speaks French and English.

Our guides on the field:

Gabriel Ameko, Togolese, is the most experienced among our guides. He belongs to a family of traditional chiefs. He has been working with Alberto Nicheli since 1985 and has guided trips in every country of the region, even with thr RAI and Canale 5 crews. He studied in Italy and so speaks fluently both French and Italian.

Paul Agboglo, Togolese, guides trips in Togo, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali. He studied in Germany and speaks French, English and German.

Georges Kossi Dabadji speaks French, Spanish, Italian and English. He has a great experience, is patient and tactful

Koutremon Koêssan Armstrong is young but already a specialist, what a lot of our German speaking groups have been pleased to experience. He speaks French, German and English.

Sena Gatri speaks French, Italian and English. He is from Togo but lived part of his life in Ghana, so he is familiar with several local languages: with him you will never feel lost.

Janvier Houlonon is French and English speaking. He has started as a guide in the Abomey Museum and he is now very experienced from the Coast to the Sahel. He was nominated as one of the 10 best guides by Explore Travelers in 2009. He is an expert in Voodoo religion.

Yao Dzide, Ghanaian , great reference for tours in Ghana; the guide who knows all about his country; Yao will always be excited to share all his knowledge with you.

François Koffi Kondo was born in Togo and is an Ewe. He speaks French, German and English. He enjoys telling stories about West Africa and listening to traditional and gospel music.

Our drivers-, all have extensive experience in West African trails and populations:

Evou Komi: He is well appreciated for his kindness and professionalism.

Rafiou Okotan: He has a great experience, as he has followed Alberto in his most important Saharan expeditions.

Yaya Dare: He is young and dynamic and never gets tired behind a wheel.

Jean Awumey Kofi Walako: He is very kind, the perfect partner during a trip.

Kofi Agli has traveled throughout West Africa to the sands of the Mauritania; his expertise is impressive.

Abdoulaye Mizamilou: He is known for his patience and professionalism; former lorry driver, he is very carefull in his driving.

Seyidou Koubadja: He is an absolute expert of all Western Africa. Good personality.

Our cooks

Mensah Konou likes preparing dishes with a creative look.

Daniel Attah is as comfortable cooking in the middle of the desert as in a tropical forest and can prepare different African traditional dishes.

Toto N’guissan completed his studies in a professional school and is skilled in food preservation.

Watch him cooking a gorgeous meal!

Edjo Nokou is a specialist in combining a creative cuisine with a high standard one.

John Mawugbe has been part of TransAfrica from day one. Who travelled with him says that it is a shame not to be able to enjoy his cooking even when we eat at the hotel restaurant!

Jean Abotsivi is highly professional and always listens carefully to the guests’wishes.