Popular Accommodations in Togo
Highlights in Togo
- Palm lined lagoons
- Forested mountain areas
- Safari in Sarakawa National Park
- River expedition on the Mono
- Colorful markets of Lomé
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Vacation rentals in Togo
In Togo you will find a wide variety of holiday accommodations furnished in the typical African style. Whether you choose a spacious, upscale vacation rental in the capital, Lomé, from where a paradisiacal view of the Atlantic awaits you, or a practical vacation rental with cosy furnishings in the interior, surrounded by impressive mangrove forests, meets your wishes - the versatility of the West African state offers the right place to relax for every holidaymaker.
Holidays in Togo
Location and orientation
As a separate state of West Africa, Togo lies on the Gulf of Genoa near the Atlantic Ocean. Togo and its capital Lomé are bordered by the states of Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. As the seat of government, Lomé is both the cultural centre within the Maritime Region and the commercial and economic centre of the African small state. The landscape of Togo is dominated by palm-fringed lagoons on the coast, wooded mountain areas in the interior and steppe savannah in lower areas.
Artfully hollowed out bottle gourds (calabashes) serve the locals as shopping baskets, fetish objects, musical instruments or measuring containers.
Top 3 travel tips
If you wish to go on safari in West Africa in style, a visit to Sarakawa National Park is an indispensable must for all animal lovers. Divided into small groups, you will drive out into the African steppe landscape with an experienced guide in an off-road jeep. Here, between waterholes and mangroves, regional animal species such as zebras, turtles, buffalos and monkeys await you. With a bit of luck you can even lure a turtle out of the thicket before you return to your typical African vacation rental after the tour.2nd river expedition on the Mono
Parallel to the coastline is the river Togo, which with its lush green mangrove forests and hidden lagoons is a real highlight on your Africa trip. From the motorboat you can visit typical West African villages such as Agbodrafo, where salt is still mined in the traditional way. The river expedition continues to Aklakou, where you can admire the artistic craftsmanship of the basket weavers who have existed for generations. As a final excursion point, the waterway leads you to Avévé, famous for its potteries, and finally to the small distilleries of Sodabi, before you return to the cosiness of your vacation rental after this cultural adventure.3. The colourful markets of Lomé
In Togo's capital, Lomé, nothing beats a visit to one of the many colourful markets. On seemingly endless market stalls, local traders offer an inspiring selection of useful items for daily use as well as unusual souvenirs for interested guests. A "colourful market" lives up to its name thanks to the exuberant selection of fragrant spices in all imaginable colours. In addition to colourful cloths, handmade jewellery and elaborate wickerwork, hollowed bottle gourds, the so-called calabashes, can be admired at every corner and are extremely versatile.
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