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Wonders of Togo

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

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

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WorldViolet Top 11 wonders of Togo

Geological wonders

Kpalimé Falls

Plateaux

Some 100 m tall waterfall.

Kpalimé Falls with the bike of globetrotter Jean-Baptiste Dodane in the front, Togo
Akloa Falls (Aklowa, Badou Falls)

Plateaux

35 m tall waterfall.

Archaeological wonders

Sogou cave art

Savanes

73 groups of cave paintings – symbols, animal figures, riders.

Namoudjoga cave art

Savanes

Rock formation that is similar to mushroom. It is adorned with four groups of rock paintings – animals, people, geometric symbols.

Architecture wonders

Nôk caves

Savanes

Group of caves with 134 old granaries built from mud, straw, and stones. Granaries are up to 2.5 m tall and were constructed in the 17th – 19th century.

Bopak caves

Savanes

Group of caves with 70 old granaries from the 17th – 19th centuries built from mud, straw, and stones. Caves have formed in the beautiful Bombouaka cliffs and in earlier times served as shelters. In earlier times here were found many interesting artifacts.

Koutammakou cultural landscape

Kara

Land of Batammariba people with unusual traditional architecture. Batammariba people build round mudhouses – towers (takienta) that often have two floors. Interesting are granaries that have rounded mud roofs. The whole cultural landscape with sacred places, traditional agriculture, and other features has been preserved up to this day.

Mamproug caves

Savanes

Group of caves with 113 old (the 17th – 19th century) granaries built from mud, straw and stones.

Woold Homé

Maritime

Historical house of a slave trader. It was built shortly after 1835. In the cellars of this house were kept thousands of captives. Today this place serves as a reminder of these terrible times.

Faille d’Aledjo

Kara

Narrow road cut through the cliff. It is just enough wide to pass through lorries.

Viale Palace

Plateau

Replica of a medieval castle that was built in the middle of the 20th century.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Togo and a Little Inspiration


My personal journey while living in Togo, West Africa.

Togo, a new Tourist Destination


Togo is obviously one of the smallest countries in Africa! Because of its unfamiliarity, Togo is an ideal destination for adventurous travelers. The coastline is peppered with a variety of attractions. Togo’s museums are another must for citizens and visitors alike, with some of the best collections of art and artifacts on the continent.


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