Togo Tourist Attraction

Cascade dAkloa Badou Togo

Cascade dAkloa Badou Togo
Waterfalls of Akloa Badou Togo
Badou Togo, Akloa Togo West Africa
May 2007

Togo Photos

Waterfalls of Akloa, Togo near the city of Badou Togo.

I took these photos of the waterfalls, an easy 400 to 500 CFA Motorcycle tax ride from Badou to the falls. I am told I was to pay 500 CFA entrance fee for the falls, however without a hitch, the man told me 1500 CFA, who knows what is correct. I then had to pay 2000 CFA for the man to walk us to the falls.

This is a local girl from Togo, I am learning, meet the family, make sure who they are and where they live. It is amazingly easy to get girls to go with you anywhere, I like this photo.

NOTE: She wore them flip-flops on the walk.

I was on a grab-a-girl and go tour, I despise seeing sunsets alone, or great waterfalls, or any type of beautiful nature alone, therefore I anti up and paid extra and asked a girl along, this helps to make a girl look rich, and I had some company to walk to the falls with and I was happy. I took a date of sorts, she was nice.

My experience has taught me, if you want to pay more than normal, find some local girl to use as a guide. She will then show you off to all her friends that you are rich, and all the prices will be double, while under the assumption for you that a local would get you a better deal… Wrong.

I had a great time, and the jungle on the well marked, path complete with hand rails and bridges was great. They even cut steps into the hills for people, it was not easy, but I would recommend this trip for sure, because hard to find any jungle left in Africa, and maybe this is the last.

The pool at the bottom of the waterfalls, a great place to lay around.
Cascade dAkloa BadouTogo or Waterfalls of Akloa Badou Togo

All the locals said there were some Spanish people, at the falls, I was thinking great, however they were Belgium, because Belgium people speak good English.

Cascade dAkloa BadouTogo or Waterfalls of Akloa Badou Togo

This is a real tourist attraction, one of the few times I have seen Togo try to accommodate the tourist. The path is easy, well marked, and has bridges, hand rails and steps.

There is some good jungle on this path, although not rainforest think it is thicker and better than most. We met along the path some loggers doing what Africa does, cut down all the trees.

Cascade dAkloa BadouTogo or Waterfalls of Akloa Badou Togo

The Togo Jungle in West Africa, I am sad to see the scrub lands of West Africa, this is nice, closer to natural. A person has to go to a park, or on top of a mountain to find jungle here, if a person wishes to have a good feel, go to the water falls of Akloa, near Badou, Togo West Africa.

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Cascade dAkloa Badou Togo

Kabye Young Men and Women Travel to Ceremony of Evala in Togo

Kabye Young Men and Women Travel to Ceremony of Evala in Togo
Kara, Togo West Africa
Monday, July 9, 2007

Many young men and women of the Kabye Ethnic group are presently traveling to the Kara area of Togo. They will come from Togo, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, etc to attend the Ceremony of Evala and shortly afterwards the Ceremony of Akpema. This is a week long festival and started I believe on July 7, 2007 and will run through Saturday July 14th.

The Young Kabye men dancing while waiting to wrestle in the Ceremony of Evala.

Sunday, I took about 80 Megs of video of the Ceremony of Evala in a villages close to Kara, Togo. Now, I have some excellent vides clips, and I need to find a way to upload from 2 meg to 20 meg files to the internet without them breaking here in Togo, I will go to Lome, the capital soon and try so I can show the films.

This Wrestling and huge party will last through next Saturday, however anyone going should double-check this information.

This is not a simple story, and is not just one story, I am in the process of trying to mesh this in my mind, and afterwards I hope to explain in detail. Here below is an explanation in French of four related ceremonies as written by a Kabye girl in French on an English keyboard.

This is going to take a lot of work to translate, then probably re-translate to English as the Kabye girl continues to explain and to clarify, however not push whereby my Kabye friend would say words she does know.

Chez Moi - Brune

Ceremonie de evala
Chaque annee dans la region la la kara se deroulent les ceremonie de evala .cette ceremonie permet au jeune garcon de d’emboiter les pas des adultes c’est a dire il est libre d'engager une femme dans son foyer.quelque jours avent la lutte sur le terrain .le chien est l’animal special pour les famille du garcon lui paie un gros chien pour les ceremonie.apres les ceremonie a la maison avec les encetre, le jour de la lutte arrive et toute la famille du garcon on espoir que leur garcon va terrasser son adersaire dans le cas contraire la honte revient a famille.cette ceremonie se deroule par des danses tradditionelle.

Ceremonie de akpema dans la
Region de la kara cette ceremonie permet a la fille de se marier c’est a dire elle est mature elle est adulte ,cela ouvre la porte au mariage. En effet ce jour elle sorte toute nu elle laisse les fesses et les poils et tout le monde regarde.les fille qui ont des poils se glorifie et leur famille sont raison meme de la ceremonie est qu’on veut savoir si cette fille qui assiste a la ceremonie a bien garder sa virginiter c’est a dire y a un lieu ou tout le monde ne va pas et c’est a ce lieu qu’on vera si reelement la fille est vierge.cela se emarque par une force diabolique;c’est a dire sur le coup tu aura uneperte de sang qui coulera de ton vagin et va tacher le caillou sur lequel on at fait la toute at famille aura un grand honte.c’est une grande nos jour depui quelque annee les encetre des village on fermer cette partie du ceremonie parceque les fille consistent vite les garcon.les ceremonie continue chaque annee mais on arrive plus a ce lieu sacre.

Ceremonie de condona
Cette ceremonie se deroule dans la region de la kara chaque 5ans apres.c’est une etape de sagesse.apres avoir fait cette ceremonie cela te ouvre la porte a decider dans un conseil tu peut faire la compagnie des vieux.

Danse Habie
La danse habie c’est une danse de sorcelerie si tu n’est pas sorcier tu ou clervoyant tu ne peux pas participer a cette danse.ce jour dans la sorcerer un individual est capable de prandre la bouche d’un chien d’un porc d’un chat pour aller manger les greunouils pouri ;les serpents. apres la danse il ramenne la bouche du chien et il reprend sa pouche.le meme jour la femme sterile est capable de metre au monde et dans l’immediat avale cet enfant.

Kabye Young Men and Women Travel to Ceremony of Evala in Togo

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