Togo — Attractions
The most enchanting place to visit in Togo is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Koutammakou at the Tamberma Valley. This location in the far north of the country is well worth the venture to witness a true experience of Africa, and the views along the way give an added opportunity to see more of the country. Closer to Lome are the mystifying hills of the Kpalime region, which encompasses the tallest peak in the country. From here, you are awarded great views over the landscape and across to neighboring Ghana.
One of the most tranquil and most serene areas of Togo is the Kpalime region, a couple of hours’ drive north of Lome. Here, as you ascend the hills onto the plateau, you will be met with swarms of colorful butterflies while walking through the lush, green tropical rainforest. The area is surrounded by cocoa plantations, and you can climb the highest peak in the country, Mount Agou, for views of Lake Volta in neighboring Ghana. There is a Roman Catholic church on top, which was built in 1913.
Address: Kpalime, Plateaux region, central Togo
In this valley you will find the Koutammakou UNESCO World Heritage site, which is home to the Batamamariba people, who live in houses constructed of mud-towers. Most of the buildings are two stories high, round, and have thatched straw roofs. Around the villages you can observe traditional farming being practiced.
Address: Koutammakou, Tamberma Valley, Kara Region, north Togo.
Lake Togo is a center of voodoo culture. There are several resorts around the lake where you can stay and learn more about this curious belief system. As you visit the area, you will see displays of voodoo ‘fetishes’ in the villages, and you can discover more by taking an organized guided tour. The lake itself offers plentiful boating opportunities to take it all in.
Address: Lake Togo, southeast Togo.
Lome, the capital city of Togo, is where you will first arrive when visiting the country. Here, you will find the best restaurants and nightlife, and plenty to do during the day as it is close to many excellent beaches. There are also two interesting museums in Lome: the National Museum of Togo and the International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea.
Address: Lome, southwest Togo.
National Museum of Togo
This museum houses an impressive collection of African art, from traditional to more recent styles. There are also artifacts tracing the roots of the modern nation of Togo as well as musical instruments and textiles.
Address: Musee National du Togo, Lome, southwest Togo.
Phone: +228 221 68 07