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For those who want to experience the unspoiled landscapes off the beaten track, Togo is the perfect destination for you. Right from its diverse landscapes, pristine lakes and palm fringed beaches, this destination is the perfect place for you. And this is not all it has to offer. So travel here today and discover the surprises that are waiting here for you.
Dapaong is the destination to begin your journey. Known as the melting pot of Western Africa, this lively town has a lot to offer through its arid landscapes and thriving civilization. Travel ahead to Kara which is boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site here apart from remnants from its previous rich civilization. Next, travel to Sokode and experience its multi- ethnic and multi- religious city. Travel through the commercial centre of Atakpame and experience its richness before you travel ahead towards Kpalime which offers you the best of the forested hill and beautiful scenery. Finally, travel to the capital city of Lome which was previously known as the pearl of the West Africa. Today, it stands in the shadow of its former self with remnants still retaining some of its charming past.
Togo is best known for its wonderful and beautiful scenery. Lake Togo is one of them. Although part of the largest lagoon in the country, this lake is separated from the head by a narrow coastal strip making it a popular place for water sports and its natural beauty. You must also visit the beautiful Koutammouko, the Land of the Batammariba which is a cultural landscape that enjoys the status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. These mud houses are the national symbol of Togo. History lovers must visit the iconic Togo National Museum, as it houses numerous ethnographical, cultural and artistic exhibits apart from many others. Shopaholics must take a trip to the vibrant and exciting Lome Grand Market which not only comprises of locals selling wares but also performers who present the local African music.
The cuisines of Togo display a strong influence of the Western African culture. You can try the national dish of the fufu which is normally eaten with paté and serves with a different variety of sauces. These sauces can range from smoked fish to spicy tomato to peanut. Another snack that is a must try is the local plantain, that is served in a variety of different forms like grilled, cooked, mashed or fried. When in season, you must try the local fruits which comprise of avocados, papayas and pineapples. Don’t forget to wash down your meal with lemonade and bissap juice that is a local delight. You can also opt for the locally brewed beer depending on its availability.
When it comes to the different activities here, you will not be let down. Sports like football are considered to be one of the main entertaining activities here. Apart from this, you can visit the various different ventures that comprise of the exciting nightlife here. For a more adrenaline driven rush, the local coastal areas will provide you with a wide variety of adventures and opportunities right from swimming to other water sports.
Although your journey in Togo will be filled with a large variety of adventures and experiences, it can include both good and bad. A priority must be given to your safety. With unforeseen mishaps and calamities a high probability, it is important that you have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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