Travel is a great way to discover something different, and Togo is a great place to visit for that sane reaon.
Togo, officially known as Togo (Etoile du Nord), is a country in West Africa. It’s one of the top places in West Africa to visit, with its many beautiful beaches and beautiful people.
Togo is a beautiful country that boasts impressive beaches such as Aneho Beach and Lome Beach. These are great places to grab a drink, swim and relax and under the sun.
Being so close to the geographic equator, Togo is the perfect destination for a cost-effective, refreshing break. The country is an ex-French colony that spans the continent’s western side.
Various nations have ruled Togo in the past. In 1884, it was a part of the Togoland German protectorate till it was occupied by the French and British forces in 1912.
Then, France ruled eastern Togoland, whereas Britain ruled the western side of the country.
It gained independence in 1960 and now relies on agriculture and phosphate reserves to boost its economy.
As much as it is a historically and naturally beautiful country, it is also somewhat unsafe.
Therefore, you need to take extra precautions while roaming around tourist attractions in Togo, especially on Lome beaches and markets.
Violent crimes, theft, attacks, and pickpocketing prevail throughout the country, so it is best not to travel alone at night or even, during the day.
Togo is bordered by Ghana to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Benin to the east. It shares a coastline with Ghana and Benin on the Gulf of Guinea.
The country has six geographic regions called Centrale, Kara, Plateaux, Savanes, and Maritime. The Plateaux is the largest region of the country, whereas the Maritime is the most populated one.
The highest elevation of Togo reaches 1,300 to 1,500 feet.
The country has a tropical climate.
Togo gets rainfall from mid-April to June, then from mid-September to October in its southern parts.
Palime receives the highest amount of rainfall (1,800 mm) annually.
The northern part of the country has one rainy season that starts from June and lasts till the end of September. The other months are warm and dry. Harmattan wind also dominates the region.
Nature and Wildlife
Togo’s vicinity is dominated by savanna vegetation. You will find large trees such as the baobab on the southern plateaus.
The southwestern highland regions have abundant tropical forests and river valleys.
However, the country doesn’t have many wild animals. You will find only a few lions, elephants, and leopards on the country’s northern side.
Monkeys, lizards, and snakes can be found in most areas, and the riversides have crocodiles and hippopotamuses.
Visit the Keran Forest Reserve to check out buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes, and deer.
You will find numerous bird species in the country.
In addition, fish species are also abundant. You can find mackerel, bass, red snapper, triggerfish, ray, seabream, and sole off the coastal areas.
There are 30 ethnic groups in Togo, of which most are immigrants from other parts of Western Africa.
The major group of Togo is the Ewe. They are the emigrants of Nigeria. Other ethnic groups in Togo are the Kabre, Wahci, Mina, Kotokol, Bomoba, Losso, and Gurma.
The country houses lots of foreigners such as Brazilians and Portuguese, the majority being the French.