Togo Highlights





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General Information

It was 34 years ago last time we visited Togo (1977) not much had changed except for mobile phones and satellite dishes on many clay huts? Welcome to Togo! Or Woezon, as the local people say when you visit a family at their house. Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of eight million, as well as one of the narrowest countries in the world with a width of less than 115 km between Ghana and its slightly larger eastern neighbour, Benin. Togo is a nation devoted to its traditions and its ancestral beliefs and always gentle towards its hosts. It is also known for its Palm lined beaches and hilltop villages with fortress like clay huts. A must do is to visit the multi-story Grand Marché bazaar and the Fetish Market, offering traditional talismans and remedies relating to the vodun (voodoo) religion. Togo is one of the nicest places in Western Africa. Roads are rather good, distances small, people friendly, hills and mountains waiting to be explored. From the 16th century to the 18th century, the coastal region was a major trading centre for Europeans to purchase slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding region the name “The Slave Coast. Togo has an economy what depends highly on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons. We visited several national parks but seen little wildlife.