Togo is a sliver of territory that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the depths of landlocked Burkina Faso in West Africa. But, situated between Benin and the much-larger Ghana, size has never been an issue for this culturally rich region. It breaks forth from the region in a jumble of misty mountains and swamps, twisting rivers and muddy backcountry, all trodden by the occasional elephant herd and bushbuck, still endearingly and excitingly off-the-beaten-path.
The Atlantic's salty spray slams on the beaches in the south, while little lagoons welcome locals who like watersports. The capital of Lome, nonetheless proud of its exquisite Parisian-style boulevards and cafes, buzzes with modern energy. The Sahel takes over in the far north. The savannah takes over here, and the strange adobe settlements of Koutammakou appear — a UNESCO World Heritage Site well worth a visit!
Let's have a look at some of the top spots to visit in Togo: