Tata Somba

Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

The Tata Somba homes of northern Benin and Togo encompass an area that’s been designated as a UN World Heritage Site. Jen and I rode through this area on the back of mototaxis (a long, bumpy, dusty, pot-hole ridden ride but lovely) crossing the border from Benin into Togo. The area is open and grassy with the occasional Tata Somba popping up. The two-story homes, fortified against attack, have really interesting architectural design. More on the homes here.

Looking down into the interior courtyard of the home. Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

Looking down into the interior courtyard of the home. Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

Photo by Lynsey McGarry.

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