Filed Under (General) by Rob on 23-10-2008

(this post is especially dedicated to Edith & Marv)

Kara is my second favourite place in Togo, just behind Tsiko, which has even nicer mountains.

Here I am heading up Kara Mountain on Sunday, with some impressive baobabs in the background:

The view from the top is very nice indeed. Here’s one of our ATP students, Job, on his way up the mountain:

We made it to the top just in time to catch the end of the service at the lovely little church up there, then went to pay ‘homage’ to my mate Dave’s house. Unfortunately, we took a somewhat ‘alternative route’ back down, and ended up forging our way through 10 foot high grass with rocks underfoot. Oops! Meanwhile, we were almost out of water and midday was approaching. Thankfully, we made it back to the original path, by the famous ‘breakfast rock’. In fact, it was the large cross there which showed us the way to go (there’s a sermon in there somewhere!)

Togo is a very pretty country (much more so than Benin, I think). Click here to see my album of Togo shots. Well, only one more day in Kara, then the course is over and it’s time to leave. I’ll miss Africa and all it’s nice trees and mountains!

(Thanks to Kember for taking these fab photos).

1 Comment posted on "Kara Mountain."
Edith on October 24th, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

Sweet memories! Thanks for sharing this with us. Would’ve LOVED to have been bush whacking with you!