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Kpalimé Falls

Kpalimé Falls, Togo
Kpalimé Falls / jbdodane, / CC BY 2.0

Main characteristics

Coordinates: 7.0079 N 0.6460 E
No:441        (list of all attractions)
Category:Waterfalls
Values:Geology, Visual
Rank:5
Address:Africa, Togo, Plateaux, some 15 km north from Kpalimé
Alternate name:Kpimé Cascades
Name in French:Cascade de Kpalimé
Height:> 100 m (many cascades)
Stream:Aka River
Kpalimé Falls, Togo
Kpalimé Falls with the bike of globetrotter Jean-Baptiste Dodane in the front / jbdodane, / CC BY 2.0

Kpalimé Falls belong to the tallest waterfalls in Togo.

This waterfall has formed on Aka River. It is very steep, with many cascades.

Kpalimé Falls are impressive in rainy period, but during the dry period (end of October - March) falls may become dry, because the hydropower plant, wjich is upstreams (built in 1963) can close the stream. The lake of this power plant is the main source of potable water for Kpalimé town.

This beautiful waterfall is fairly easy to reach, small entrance fee should be paid to visit it.

Map

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Landmarks of Togo

Mud house in Koutammakou, Togo
Mud house in Koutammakou / Erik Kristensen, , CC BY 2.0

This small Western African country has very interesting traditional architecture with round mud houses and granaries. Best examples are found in Koutammakou cultural region.

Waterfalls and rapids

Iguazu Falls from air
Iguazu Falls from air. Brazil to the right, Argentina - to the left. / Gorkaazk, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0

Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.

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