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Places to visit in Togo and on our Togo tours
Why visit Togo?
For historians interested in African culture, and more specifically West African history, then Togo is a fascinating subject. The country has been on the edge of many of the regions empires, including the Mali, Asanta, Benin and Mossi and takes influences from all, although it has never been the centre of any. Formerly part of the so called ‘Slave Coast’, it was the Portuguese that first made contact with local rulers in the 15th century. Since then it has also been a German protectorate, in the hands of the Danish and most recently was under British and French administration.
The real attraction of travelling in Togo though is not the colonial history but the tribal. This is a destination that has to be seen, felt and experienced first hand to fully understand.