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.