The road chose me A lifetime of ebb and flow

The lower, sacred falls. 0

Cascade de Tanougou

Immediately outside the entrance gate of Pendjari park is Cascade de Tnaougou, a sacred sight for local people. I pay a 2,000CFA “community development fund / access fee” to the chief, and drive down...

Elephants! 5

Pendjari National Park

(Click any photo to view a slideshow of these images in a larger size) I put in a monster 16 hour day behind the wheel to drive the entire length of the country from...

On the beach in Cotonou 1

Into Benin

Leaving Lomé I follow the highway along the coast, and arrive to the major border crossing there with plenty of time left in the day. On the Togo side I hand in the Temporary...

Jeep Stuff Africa! 5

Jeep Stuff Africa

Long time readers of The Road Chose Me will remember my “Jeep Stuff” posts from my Alaska->Argentina expedition. The Jeepers among you will be happy to hear they’re back! Each time I work on...

Camping at Chez Alice 0

Lomé, Togo

I wind my way down from the mountains and into Lomé, the capital of Togo. Right from the start I like the city – it’s much cleaner than other capitals I have been to...

Sitting in the waterfall

Tomégbé Waterfalls

I wind my way past Atakpamé, then high in the mountains at Badou I turn onto a small road and find my way to Akloa, and the waterfalls there known as Tomégbé or Cascade...