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Lomé Region: A Cultural Melting Pot

The Lomé Region, encompassing Togo’s vibrant capital city, is a captivating blend of culture, history, and modernity. Lomé’s bustling markets, lively streets, and colonial-era architecture offer a vibrant atmosphere for visitors. Explore the Grand Marché for traditional textiles and crafts, relax on the palm-lined beaches, and marvel at the iconic Palais des Congrès, designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. Immerse yourself in Togo’s rich cultural heritage through the annual Voodoo Festival, and savor local delicacies at seaside restaurants. The Lomé Region is where the traditional and contemporary come together in a harmonious blend.

Kara Region: Nature's Tranquil Retreat

In the Kara Region, located in the north of Togo, you’ll find a serene escape into nature’s embrace. This region is known for its picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, traditional villages, and lush greenery. Kara, the regional capital, is a lively hub for markets and cultural experiences. Explore the Tamberma and Nana Benz villages, where unique architecture and traditions await. Nature enthusiasts can hike to the tranquil Bimtarou Waterfalls or explore the diverse ecosystems of the Koutammakou UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kara Region offers a peaceful journey into Togo’s northern charm.

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Plateaux Region: Nature's Abundant Playground

The Plateaux Region is a haven for nature lovers, offering picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and serene lakes. Kpalimé, a charming town at the heart of the region, serves as a gateway to the stunning Togo Mountains. Hikers and adventurers can explore cascading waterfalls, hidden caves, and breathtaking vistas. The region is famous for its artisanal coffee production, and visitors can tour coffee plantations to learn about the coffee-making process. Togo’s renowned Fazao-Malfakassa National Park provides opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to spot diverse flora and fauna. The Plateaux Region invites travelers to reconnect with nature in its purest form.

Plateaux

The Plateaux Region Is One Of Togo’s Five Regions. It Encompasses Some Of Most Beautiful Scenic Views In All West Africa, Ranging From Breathtaking Waterfalls To Colorful Hills, The Plateaux Region Is Must See If Ever Traveling To Togo.

The Yikpa Waterfall

The Yikpa Waterfall is the highest waterfall in West Africa. At the end of 1.5 hour hike with superb view, the Yikpa Waterfall is an hidden gem.

The Mount Agou

Mount Agou is the highest mountain in Togo at 986 meters (3.235 ft). Located in the south east of Kpalime, it lies close to the border of Ghana. The slopes are lined with several villages and with cocoa and coffee fields that are interspersed with banana plants and other fruit trees. There is a paved road to the top that can be travelled by motorbike or car.

The Kpime Waterfall

Kpime Waterfall is also near Kpalime, it is one of nature’s greatest gifts in the area.

The Missahohe Forest

With breathtaking landscape the Missahohe Forest is situated close to the localities of Agouam Yo and Konda.

The Wome Waterfall

One of the greatest attraction of the region, the Wome Waterfal is about 12km from Kpalime. At the end of brief descent through lush vegetation, those waterfalls are bliss.

The Viale Castle

The Viale Castle is a chateau in the hills to the north of Kpalime built by a German lawyer and business in the early 1940s

The Aklowa Waterfall

Situated near Badou, the Aklowa Waterfall in a 100m waterfall that rushes from a granite cliff into a pool deep in the forest.

Maritime Region: Coastal Beauty and Culture

The Maritime Region along Togo’s coastline is a sun-soaked paradise, boasting pristine beaches, charming coastal towns, and rich cultural heritage. Beyond Lomé, the regional capital, you’ll discover coastal gems like Aneho, the first German settlement in Togo. Explore tranquil beaches, savor fresh seafood at beachside restaurants, and partake in the lively Akwaba Festival, a celebration of Ewe culture. Lake Togo offers boat trips, birdwatching, and lakeside resorts for relaxation. The Maritime Region invites you to bask in the sun, immerse in local traditions, and enjoy the beauty of the coast.

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Lome

Sitting on the Gulf of Guinea, Lome is the nation’s capital and the largest city in the country. Home of more 1.5 million residents, Lome is a booming metropolis of sports good infrastructure and a plethora of first-restaurants and hotel. It is the center and lung of the Togolese economy. Cuddle with nice beaches and some of the most welcoming people, Lome is definitely a place with endless surprises.

Palais de Lome

The Palace of the Governors (French: palais des Gouverneurs) is the old official residence of the President of Togo, and the residence of the First Minister since 1991.

The Lome Grand Market

The Lome Grand Market is a large market place in Lome consisting of three sections, known locally as Atipoji, Asigame and Assivito

Akodessawa Fetish Market

The world’s largest voodoo market, located in Lome, the market features monkey heads, skulls, dead birds, crocodiles, skins and other products of dead animals, key features of the voodoo tradition.

Monument de l'Independence

The monument was built as tribute to Togo’s independence in April 27, 1960. The structure is composed of a human silhouette carved within it and surrounded by promenades, palm trees, manicured lawns, fountains and a black gold iron fence.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral

Located in the heart of Lome, the Cathedral is the mother of the Archdiocese of Lome

Lome abandoned bridge

The bridge was built during the German colonial Era. Initially built in wooden, Germans decided to build a metal one because of the increased flux of activity during that time.

Monument of Peace Dove

The monument of “Peace Dove” is located in the roundabout of “Place de la Paix.”

Maritime

Sitting on the Gulf of Guinea, Lome is the nation’s capital and the largest city in the country. Home of more 1.5 million residents, Lome is a booming metropolis of sports good infrastructure and a plethora of first-restaurants and hotel. It is the center and lung of the Togolese economy. Cuddle with nice beaches and some of the most welcoming people, Lome is definitely a place with endless surprises.

Togoville

Togoville is a town at the northern edge of Lake Togo. It was named Togoville in 1884. The town was originally known as Togo until the King Mlapa III and explorer Gustav Nachtigal, a German commissioner who oversaw Togo become one of German’s colonies and the first capital of the country. Togo is also a center for the practice of voodoo.

Lake Togo

Lake Togo is about 15 km (9.3 mi) long, 6 km (3.7 mi) wide and 64 km² in area. It is the largest part of a lagoon in Togo, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow coastal strip. It is shallow and a popular location for water sports.

The German-Togolese Friendship Monument:

The German-Togolese Friendship Monument was built as a symbolical reminder of the founding of Togo where an historic contract between King Mlapa III and General Consul Gustave Nachtigal signed on 15th July 1884.

The Togoville Cathedral

Togoville Cathedral was built-in 1910, including a shrine to the Virgin Mary to mark where she is said to have appeared on November 7, in the early 1970s.

Aneho

Aného, previously known as Anecho, is a town in southeastern Togo, lying on the Gulf of Guinea near the border of Benin. Founded in the late 17th century by Ane people fleeing from Denkyira attacks in Elmina (now in Ghana), Aného developed as a slave port and commercial center. It was the capital of German Togoland from 1885 to 1887 and of the French occupation from 1914 to 1920.

Aneho's Fishing Port

Old Aneho

It is the old German capital of Togo and is full of old German-built two story colonial buildings.

Agbodrafo

House of Slaves

Also known as the Wood House, the House of Slaves was built was built by Scottish slave trader, John Henry Wood. It is located in the district of Lakomé, in the city of Agbodrafo. Togo’s Wood House was built by the Scottish after 1835, following King Assiakoley’s installation in Agbodrafor. The purpose of the house was to operate an illegal slave trade, despite England’s abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807.

The Well of the Chained

The well dates from the 1800s and is enclosed by a low wall. In the middle of the tomato fields, a plaque indicates the visit of the Director General of UNESCO in 2007. It is more a symbolic place than a place to visit, the interest being very limited and the place not maintained. It is here that slaves used to wash for the last time in order to remove their “impurities” before being loaded onto ships bound for the colonies.

North Central and Kara

Known for some of Togo’s greatest touristic attractions this region is commerce hub. Split mainly between Kara and Sokode, this region is definitely worth the trip.

Koutammakou

Koutammakou is the home the Batammariba people whose remarkable mud tower-houses (Takienta] have come be seen as a symbol of the country.

The Sarakawa National Park of Togo

Located in the Kara region the Sarakawa National Park spreads out over 607 hectares and is home to various species of antelope, buffaloes, ostriches and zebras.

The Elephants Reserve of Djambe

Located just a few minutes away from the Sarakawa National Park of Togo is a memorable where visitors can interact with real life elephants

The Christ of Defale

Towering the town of Defale, the Christ of Defale is one of the wonders of the region.

The Kouroukou Waterfall

The largest waterfall of West Africa, only available from June to January

North Savanes Region

Adventure in the Wild

The North Savanes Region is a land of adventure and natural wonders, where vast savannahs, wildlife, and traditional cultures come together. Discover the bustling city of Dapaong, a gateway to the region’s wilderness. Explore the untamed landscapes of Kéran National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. Encounter traditional communities like the Tamberma people, known for their unique fortress-like houses. Visit local markets, witness traditional ceremonies, and embark on safaris to spot elephants, antelopes, and more. The North Savanes Region offers thrilling adventures and authentic encounters with Togo’s wild side.

Each of these five regions in Togo presents travelers with a distinct and captivating experience, whether you’re seeking cultural immersion, natural beauty, or adventurous exploration. Togo’s diverse regions invite you to uncover their unique treasures and create unforgettable memories.

North/Savanna (Dapaong)

At northernmost of Togo, the Savanes Region is a hidden gem, even to its countrymen and women. Near the city capital, Dapaong, discover the remains of Togo’s oldest civilization. Make yourself a favor and please make sure to discover beautiful waterfalls that are even unknown to most Togolese.

Grottes de Nok and Mamproug

The caves of Nok and Mamproug contain shelter and refuse built between the 17th and 19th centuries mainly for defense purpose. sIn total, the caves contain over 300 structures: roughly 134 structures in Nôk, 113 in Mamproug and 70 in Bopak. The structures, mostly cylindrical and oblong in shape, open upwards and can stand two and a half meters high. Mostly made from local materials such as clay, straw, and stones, the structures allow their builders to protect their precious crop harvest from being plundered. The Konkomba, Moba, and Mamprussi are among the peoples are believed to be the builders of the cave structures.

Sidiki Waterfalls

The Sidiki Waterfalls, located in Togo’s Plateaux Region, are a hidden natural gem known for their pristine beauty and tranquility. These cascading falls, set within a lush tropical forest, offer a serene escape for both adventure seekers and those seeking relaxation. Visitors can embark on a hiking adventure through the forest to reach the falls, enjoy the refreshing natural pools at their base, and immerse themselves in the unspoiled natural surroundings. Preservation efforts are in place to protect this hidden treasure, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a tranquil retreat in Togo’s untouched wilderness.

Fosse Doung Waterfall

Fosse Doung Waterfall in Togo is a hidden natural gem, nestled within lush landscapes. This pristine oasis features a gentle cascade of water over rocky cliffs, creating a serene and tranquil environment. The journey to the waterfall often involves trekking through a vibrant forest, making it a haven for adventure seekers and hikers. Visitors can enjoy refreshing natural pools, ideal for swimming or relaxation. Efforts are in place to preserve this hidden treasure, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking serenity and a connection with unspoiled nature in Togo’s wilderness.

Observation of hippopotamus (Mango)

In Mango, Togo, travelers have the rare opportunity to observe hippos in their natural habitat. This unique wildlife encounter takes place along the town’s rivers and water bodies, where hippos can be seen wallowing, swimming, and grazing. Mango’s commitment to wildlife conservation ensures a respectful and educational experience for visitors. Observing hippos in Mango is not just an adventure but also a chance to connect with the beauty of nature and gain insights into ecosystem dynamics while preserving these magnificent creatures’ habitats.
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