Togo

Togo. Travel information

Togolese Republic is a country in West Africa. Togo is a charming country, but most of the charm comes from the charming people; this is a small country with a small number of small attractions. *Lomé’s markets, both general and voodoo, are the most popular stop in the country along the road between Ghana and Benin.

Perhaps the most alluring part of the country is the hardest to get to—the hilly and sparsely populated north. The best known destination is Tamberma Valley — the *Koutammakou (map) UNESCO World Heritage site, to the north of Kara. The local Batammariba people (known by colonists as the Tamberma) constructed and live in unique Takienta (a.k.a. Tata) “tower-houses” of mud and straw, which arguably have become the Togolese national symbol.

As a rule, stay away from public beaches, where tourists find themselves mugged any time of day or night. Most of the country has little crime, but Lomé is a clear exception, and is a good deal more dangerous than any city in Ghana or Benin.

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