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Things To See On Your Holidays in Togo

Apr 28, 2008
Togo is located in West Africa and it borders Ghana in the west, Benin in the east, Burkina Faso in the north and gulf of Guinea coast in the south. Lome is the capital city of Togo. The official language spoken here is French however many other languages besides French are also spoken.

This is an ideal place for tourism and has many places of attraction like the Manduri hunting reserve in the Northeast of the country. Tourists can also enjoy the deep-sea fishing of the Gulf of Guinea.

If you do choose to come on holiday to Togo with your family it's definitely going to be exciting, Togo has some fantastic attractions and places of interest for both adults and children to enjoy. There are some markets here where a visitor can buy all sorts of clothes, handicrafts and many other things for themselves and their children. There are some villages near to the beach, their culture, traditions and the lifestyle of these people and villages are fascinating.

Togo also has a beautiful beach, tourists can soak up the sun on the white sandy beach and then swim in the crystal clear water making it an ideal sun holiday destination. There are also some forests and savannahs which makes up the interior landscape. There are some national parks with many species of African animals to be seen.

Generally tourists take 10 day vacation to Benin and Togo. One of the must see places in Togo is the Togo Lake. You can cruise across the Togo Lake to Togoville. Once in Togoville a visit to the German cathedral, the chief's house and the traditional museum are some of the things that should be in your itinerary. After the visit you can cruise back to Sewatrsikope and drive back to Lome, the capital. En route you can visit the Pedakondji fisherman's village.

Once in Lome you can explore the city city further. The city harbor, independence square and the city museum are some of the places that you can visit in Lome. You should ideally also cover the Art Street, Lome Central Market and the craftsman village. The next day you could take a drive to Kpalime. While driving to Kpalime you should stop at the foot of the Mt. Agou, and visit the coffee and cocoa plantations.

A major attraction in Kpalime is the Kloto craft market. Here you will find some of the most exquisite crafts from West Africa. At Kpalime tourists also visit the campement which is an old German sanatorium. After returning back to Lome you can go to Cotonou and visit the art market Dantopka which is one of the largest markets in West Africa.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites.To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holidays in Togo
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