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Togo possesses about 30 miles of beaches where leisurely pursuits such as diving and snorkeling, or just relaxing on the fine golden sand while lapping up the sounds of the waves, can be enjoyed. For inland experiences, you can go hiking or on a safari tour by vehicle. If you are daring, you can take a look at the landscape from above as you hurtle toward it with a parachute attached to you by skydiving.

The best beaches are within easy reach of Lome, making spending a day at the beach extremely tempting. The most notable beaches which are accessible from the capital include Le Ramatou and Robinsons Plage. You can rent diving and snorkeling equipment from the resorts at these beaches.

As well as underwater diving, you may wish to have a go at skydiving over the landscape of Togo. Adido Gome provides tandem skydive excursions departing from Lome.

There are magnificent hills around the Kpalime region that present attractive hiking options. You can arrange a tour with an informed and experienced guide through ARPV, which offers regular excursions.

You can go boating on Lake Togo to encounter a traditional way of life and to understand the importance of this waterway in Togolese history. Alba arranges group tours on boats around the lake, stopping to disembark and visit the villagers who call it home. There are also several lakeside resorts around the lake where you can stay overnight.

You can go on an educational safari tour of Togo, led by experienced botanical guides who will take you on a tour of the natural reserves in an off-road vehicle departing from Lome. 1001 Pistes offers single of multiple day tours.

Whale watching is only possible in the month of October. Tours are organized by Pure Travel, which can combine your visit by taking you to other attractions in the country as part of an all-inclusive package.

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