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Togo, a narrow strip of land on Africa's west coast, shares its border with the countries of, Burkina Faso, Benin and Ghana. Human rights groups have alleged abuses in the country.
Palm fringed sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast dominate the landscape of Togo. Togo, which gained independence from France in 1960, is one of Africa’s smallest countries. Though the country is one of the world's top producers of phosphates, many of its people live below the World Bank poverty line.
A city of broad boulevards, laid-back capital of Togo, Lome is possessed of a quaint charm. The city is famous for elegant restaurants, palm-fringed beaches and throbbing nightlife. Crammed with hundreds of shops, Grand Marché is the place where you can pick up every conceivable kind of stuffs for shopping. The one that should not be missed while you make a trip to Lome is the Musée National which showcases the life of the tribes.
Formerly known as Little Popo, Aného once served as the capital of Togo and visited by people to explore its colonial past. The town is home to some fine churches including Roman Catholic Diocese of Aného and German cemetery. Aného is a jumping off point for visiting Vogan's Friday market, located about 20km northwest of the town.
Among the off-the- beaten-track destinations in the world, Togo finds a place of prominence. The country has all the potential of becoming a perfect vacation destination for the entire family- its palm fringed beaches, beautiful lakes, rolling forested hills and savannah. Lome, the capital of Togo, is one of the most relaxed and elegant of cities. The city is dominated by broad avenues, restaurants offering a wide array of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks and vibrant nightlife, all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday
Togo is also a haven for adventure lovers who are lured to the country offering best hiking opportunities in the world.
Fazao Mafakassa National Park
Occupying an area of 1920-sq- km, Fazao Mafakassa National Park is home to several species of animals including elephants, monkeys and antelope. The park is rich in avian population with 203 species of birds. Keran National Park and the Fosse aux Lions are other destinations for wildlife lovers.
Mount Agou, at 3,280ft, is of the highest point in Togo. The adventure lovers make a climb to the top of the peak to have panoramic views of the surroundings.
A UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, Koutammakou is home to fortress-like mud houses of the Batammariba tribe. The area is endowed with stunning natural beauty including mountain landscape.
Togo is also known to the world as the birthplace of the voodoo. Togoville, on the banks of Lake Togo, is the home of the people practicing Voodoo. Here you will find numerous voodoo shrines.
Unwind on the beaches
The coastal areas of Togo are very popular with the beautiful palm fringed trees beaches that attract sun-seeking vacation -makers to unwind on them. Here you an experience water sports.