Mount Agu (986 AMSL) is the highest mountain in Togo. It takes more or less 3 hours to climb to the top. It is a trip through grassland, teak tree forests, maize, yam and cassava fields, streams and scenic villages.
At lunch time families observe siesta in front of their huts or houses and you may see women plaiting their hair, breast-feeding their babies or chatting. The people you meet are friendly and will occasionally greet you or call out encouraging words. It is common to hear the word “Yovo” which means white person.
The higher you ascend the more quiet it becomes. You might hear the noise of small animals scurrying into the bush or rustle of birds on the trees. At the peak, you can rest in the shadow of mango trees and enjoy the stunning view over valleys and mountains. If the visibility is good, you may see the Volta Lake in nearby Ghana.