"Koutammakou - home of the Bassamba" Kouadangou by grets

Kouadangou Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 62 photos

UNESCO World Heritage site

The small village of Kouadangou is famous well beyond its size. This little speck on the map is part of a wider area known as Koutammakou, a region that stretches for s several miles across northern Togo and into neighbouring Benin and Burkina Faso. This is the home of the Bassamba, who are famous for their fortress-like architecture, known as Takienta. We spent a couple of days here, soaking up the local atmosphere.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fascinating architecture and culture
  • Cons:A little difficult to get to
  • Last visit to Kouadangou: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 8, 2007
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  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2007 at 5:09 AM

    wonderful photos & fascinating stories. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    Great builders for sure,fasinating architecture. Very interesting about customs. I don't think I would have wanted to sleep outside the tent.

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