Cycling in Togo and Benin--Accommodation
I'm heading off in a few days to West Africa for the first time to ride my bicycle around both Togo
. As always with a bike trip, there's a question of whether I should carry camping gear and camp in the countryside, or whether there are places to stay sufficiently densely packed (every 80-100 km) along the route that I could leave the camping gear at home and just stay in local hotels. I'm guessing that Togo is fairly densely populated, and so it might be hard to find isolated spots to pitch a tent, so I'm leaning towards sleeping indoors. Does anyone out there have any experience of bike touring in Togo? Does anybody know rural Togo and Benin well enough to say whether there are reasonable places to stay? (The only thing I'd like in a local hotel, other than a minimal cleanliness, is a reasonable level of quietness).
Thanks for your help!