TRAVEL EXPERIENCE IN TOGO
Togo is a great country to travel and to introduce you to West Africa. Its small size, variety of landscapes (coast, tropical mountains, and savannahs), and security make Togo an ideal place to travel around for 7 to 15 days. Middle-Africa has both offices in Cotonou, Benin and in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and from these cities we organize taylor-made tours to Togo all year around. We recommend combining the Voodoo worshiping and colonial South with the Central Tropical Agou Mountains with the dry tribal North.
TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS OF TOGO
Lomé can uncover the past in the colonial architecture found all around. The deep- rooted traditions of the society can also be discovered in the famous fetish market, which sells traditional remedies and carved figures to ward off evil. Intriguing Voodoo charms, lotions and potions, and the village artisan are interesting places to wander in the market of Lomé. The superior museum and lively Togo nightlife are the other treasures you may not wish to go past.
Togoville is nestled on the northern shore of Lake Togo. It is dotted with traditional architecture; small houses made of red sand and straw roofs which have a lot of historical significance to the country. Slaves from Togoville where transported to Haiti and brought Voodoo to this Island town. Togoville is popular with numerous Voodoo shrines. Other attractions on this Island town are the German-built Cathedral Notre Dame in 1910 and the Royal Palace of Chief Mlapa V.
Aného is another attraction in Togo. The city was once the country’s capital until 1920. It is situated a short stretch from the Benin border and boasts several tourist attractions such as old buildings dating back to colonial era and excellent beaches. Aného is also the venue for the Guin festival.
Fosse aux Lions National Park extends over an area of 1650 ha. It is situated in the relatively dense settled areas and is home to a population of about 60 elephants.
Kpalimé is a city in Plateaux Region, near the Ghanaian border. The city is one of the best spots for seeing some incredibly beautiful scenery just 2h from Lomé. Notable tourist attractions here include the Roman Catholic Church built in 1913; and Togo’s highest mountain, Mount Agou, one of the best destinations for hiking in the country. It’s amazing situated in coffee growing region and surrounding cocoa plantations.
Fazao-Malfakassa National Park is situated in the centre-west of the country. It is close to the international border with Ghana. It has the largest area of undisturbed vegetation in Togo. The habitat in the park is varied and includes savannah woodland and dense forests and grass-covered hilltops. This park is a sanctuary of birds, primates, reptiles, and other animals. It is open to visitors during the dry season from November to April.
Kéran National Park is one of the three wildlife safari destinations in Togo. It is made of the flood-plain of the Koumongou River a tributary of the Oti.
ORGANISING YOUR TRIP TO TOGO
Middle-Africa organises travel tours to every corner of Togo all year around. Please feel free to contact us at any time.