Togo is known for the richness of its landscapes: between savannahs, majestic baobabs, green plains, hills, small mountains (the highest of which, Mount Agou, culminates at 986 meters), the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, the beaches of white sand, high perched coconut palms and canoes, there is something for everyone!
Do not miss :
– The welcoming capital of Togo, Lomé, whose national museum is rich in traditional crafts and lively markets;
– The city of Kara, further north, which is dynamic and relatively modern; the city serves as an access point to the region of the Kabyè massif and the superb villages of Kétao, Pagouda, Landa or Farendé;
– The town of Aného on the coast, which is more lively, and represents an ideal stopover to observe the return of the fishermen or to have a drink to the rhythm of the street musicians.
Among the must-sees, the valley which houses the fortified dwellings of the Tamberma people is one of the most charming sites in Togo. Real small forts of clay and straw, these houses with turrets called “tata” are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Steeped in history, they are still home to families who live there in the purest tradition. A godsend for travelers wishing to meet local people.
The Togolese culinary specialties are also not to be missed under any circumstances: plantain, corn flour, millet, cassava and peppers are commonplace there. The djécoumê (typical dish made from poultry meat and corn flour paste accompanied by peppers and vegetables), the kloukloui (fried peanut paste) or the koko (sweetened millet puree) are unanimously appreciated by the locals. and visitors.