Togo: Koutammakou – Land of the Batammariba

The northeastern part of Togo is known as Koutammakou aka Land of the Batammariba tribe. The tribe came to the area in the 17-18th century and are known for their traditional mud houses, in fact entire palaces made of mud. The entire area of Koutammakou has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As your drive and explore the area – there are traditional mud structures everywhere, and people still love there, maintain their livestock, and so primitive agriculture like it was hundred years ago – nothing has changed. Surrounded by mighty baobabs and savanna landscapes, Batammariba people maintain the traditional animist lifestyle, praying to multiple gods that are represented by mud mounds.