Togo is one of the countries in west Africa that its natural beauty has not been explore. From its stunning beaches to vibrant markets and cultural attractions, Togo is a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered.
Togo Locates between Ghana and Benin, it is a small country that is often overlooked by tourists. However, this makes it more special.Togo offers a unique tourist experience that is difficult to find elsewhere.
On a trip to Togo, you get to find the beauty of nature in it’s coastline and some of the most beautiful beaches in West Africa, with crystal-clear waters and soft sand.
In this article we will be listing out the few best places to visit in Togo for an interesting vacation.
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List of the best places to visit in Togo:
Below is the list of the best places to visit in Togo for a memorable adventure:
1. The German Cathedral:
The German Cathedral locates in the center of Lome the capital city of Togo. It is an appropriate place to start your tourist visit. This site is also a reminder of the Togo’s colonial heritage.
2. Palais des Congrès:
This is another interesting place to visit in Togo. This is the site of the National Museum, which houses West African jewelry, masks, musical instruments, and pottery.
3. The Akodeséwa fetish market:
This market is a cultural and traditional site in Togo you should visit. It location is in Lome. Items like; animal skins and skulls, Bird feathers, herbs and items with supposed magical powers.
4. The Grand Marché of Lomé :
(The Big Market of Lomé) is one of the largest in the sub-region and probably the most famous for its “nana benz”.
5. Kpalimé :
Is a beautiful town in Togo which locates at about 1hour 30minutes drive from Lome and is in a natural environment of beauty, one of the best tourist attractions in Togo. Palm trees sprout from the mud-covered tin shacks and low bungalows of Togo’s outdoor activities center.
6. Fazao-Malfakassa National Park:
Is Togo’s largest national park. This park locates right in the heart of the nation, close to the border with Ghana and it covers about 2,000 square kilometers. The park is famous for its dense and riparian forests. It covers 192,000 hectares and is a home for birds, primates, reptiles, and other wildlife.
List of tourist attraction centers in Togo:
Below is the list of the tourist attraction centers you can visit on your trip to Togo?
1. Koutammakou Cultural Landscape:
The Koutammakou Cultural Landscape is a tourist attraction center in Togo and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is home to the Batammariba people, who are known for their unique architecture and traditional way of life.
2. Lomé Beach:
The Lome beach locates some few kilometers from the capital city of Lomé. This beach is known for its lively atmosphere, with plenty of bars and restaurants serving up delicious food and drinks.
From the east of Agbodrafo , lies the small town of Aného 15 kilometers away. Aného is the spiritual center of the Guin-Mina people. The city is built near a winding lagoon and is surrounded by fishing villages and coconut groves. It was formerly the center of the slave trade and the first center of German administration . Later, it became the first capital of the territory.
4. Baguida and Avépozo:
You will find the most beautiful beaches in Togo between Baguida and Avépozo (about 20 km from Lomé towards Benin ). Fine sandy beaches lined with coconut palms. This is a perfect destination for relaxation and sightseeing.
5. Bassar / Bandjeli:
Bassar/Bandjeli is an attractive site in Togo with a greater number of arid mountains and crisscrossed by rivers. The Bassar region offers splendid panoramas over an area of wooded savannahs. The region is famous for being the center of yam cultivation. Each year the yam festival , ” D’pontr / N’dack ” ( harvest festival ), marks the beginning of a new year in Bassar and Konkomba country.
Why should I visit Togo?
- You can visit Togo to explore it’s natural scenery and beauty.
- Visit a fishing village for a fishing adventure.
- Go and and outdoor fun, hiking.
- Visit any of the idyllic beaches in the country.
- Visit any of the major city markets for shopping.
Where is the capital of Togo?
The capital city of Togo is Lome and one can not visit Togo without visiting Lome. The streets of Lome is filled with vibrant markets, friendly people and good food. Some of the famous places to visit in Lome includes; the central Independence Monument, the Congressional Palace that houses the national museum that exhibits West African jewelry, masks, musical instruments and pottery, ancient colonial architectural buildings, vibrant market centers, impressive wood work and a very rich cultural people who are so friendly and quite hospitable.
The city has a number of beautiful white sand beaches that are so frequently by several tourists. The well stocked historic museums and the very impressive nightlife of Lome have made quite a popular city worth visiting.
We hope that the information we provide will be helpful in preparing your bucket list for your next trip. A stop at any of the listed places will make your vacation memorable.