Posted by: RasmaSandra | July 24, 2017

Traveling in Togo


Togo is located in a lovely spot on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. This country offers visitors palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages.

The Capital Lome

togo lome

Lome was once referred to as the Paris of West Africa.

togo musee national

The Musee National offers visitors a good look into the country’s culture and history. You enter the museum through the back of the Congressional Palace

togo independence

in the Place de l’Independence. There are displays of costumes, artifacts, musical instruments, pottery, traditional medicine, wood cravings and other relics from Togo’s history. There is also a large collection of cowrie shells and thunder-stones, huge egg-shaped rocks once used as legal tender.

togo marche

Tourists enjoy the Marche des Feticheurs located about four kilometers out of the city center. The market lets visitors see the odd assortments of things to buy such as traditional tonics and serpent heads, parakeet tails, warthog teeth, porcupine skins, chameleons, thunder-stones, horse hairs, donkey skulls and more. There is also a wide selection of  ready-made charms from all over Africa.

togo lome beach

One of the best beaches is Lome Beach. Here you can cool off with ocean breezes, see fisherman with their daily catch and vendors sell snacks, souvenirs and fruity drinks.

togo aneho

Aneho Beach near the eastern border of Togo is well worth a visit. You can see rocky outcroppings, the waves are strong and the coastline is dotted with colonial-era houses and colorful flora.

togo street food

Keep in mind that the street food is delicious in Lome and there are great eateries all over including Chinese, German and French restaurants.

togo beer

When the sun goes down locals enjoy the discotheques and bars where you can do some great western-style dancing. At the beaches near the border of Ghana you can get cold beer and tropical music till early morning. Locals enjoy Tchouk, a millet beer that is brewed right in the city. Other popular drinks include palm wine and Togolese.

Traveling the rest of Togo

 togo Kpalime

You’ll find the village of Kpalime about an hour and a half drive outside the city near the borders of Ghana. It is known for its cocoa plantations and weaving industry.

togo kpalime church

Visitors here like the Roman Catholic Church constructed in 1913.

togo kpalime mount agou

They also enjoy hiking Mount Agou which is Togo’s highest point to get great views of Lake Volta.

togo Lake-Volta-Togo

You can see craft sellers with voodoo wood carvings and mysterious religious trinkets.

togo koutammakou

Koutammakou is known as the “Land of the Batammariba” and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here in northern Togo you can find rustic villages built from adobe walls with thatched roofs. There are amazing mountains, mud-cracked bush land and many hills.

togo togoville

Togoville has given its name to the country and has voodoo shrines and mud brick huts. This small village is the place where the expeditionary Nachtigal signed an agreement with the chieftain of the land for German hegemony to extend to this part of West Africa. Visitors can get a look at this important document.

togo togoville german cathedral

Other things to get a look at are a lovely colonial cathedral and some little beaches to so some lake shore strolling.

togo agbodrafo

Another beautiful town to visit on the banks of Lake Togo is Agbodrafo famous for

togo agbodrafo hoteltogo agbodrafo pool

its popular resort hotel The Hotel le Lac. The town is known for water sports like pedal boating and jet skiing. On the other side of the town is the Atlantic Ocean with stretches of golden sand and rolling waves.

togo fazao national park

Fazao Malfakassa National Park is Togo’s largest national park right in the heart of the country. It is known for its thick forests and riparian woodlands.

togo fazao elephants

This is where you can find the uber-rare forest elephant. Here you can also see bay duikers, antelopes, kobs and bushbacks.

togo keran national 2

togo keran national

Keran National Park stretches along the Kamongou River. There are swamp lands and rocky escarpments. Visitors enjoy seeing the elephants. There are also bush bucks and antelopes.

togo lions national

Fosse aux Lions National Park this national park lies the farthest in the north. Here you can find many elephants and see savannah and muddy swamplands. This park includes the rustic town of Tandjouare with many hiking and game journeys starting from here.

togo sokode

Sokode is the hub of the Central river lands and it’s crossed by the rivers Mono and Mo. Its backcountry is irrigated by the channels of the Kpondjo, Kpandi and the Na. In the faraway hills you’ll find corn, yams, soy and cassava. You can see the fascinating rituals of the Semassi warriors during the Kotokoli Festival.

togo bassar

Bassar is popular with their fufu yams in central Togo. No other yam is as popular as the labaco that are grown in Bassar and used in the national kitchen.

togo bassar yams

Here you can also meet voodoo locals and tour the haunting so-called House of the Dead, honoring the tribal chieftains of old.

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  1. Great photos. Thanks for visiting My Mixed Blog.

    • Enjoyed your blog. Glad you enjoyed the tour. I always have a wonderful time putting this blog together and finding just the right photo. In this way people can learn of the great things they can see and add these travels to their lists.

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