Most travellers use Sokode as a base to see Parc National Fazao-Malfakassa. Occupying nearly 200,00 hectares of diverse terrain, it is home to thousands of species of exotic birds including hawk eagles, pretty grey parrots, herons and sunbirds. Mammals include monkeys, antelopes and about 60 elephants also reside here, although seeing them is somewhat challenging. Most visitors make do with soaking up the stunning landscape, of waterfalls cradled by rocky cliffs, forests and savannah. Proliferation of wildlife in the park is being encouraged through the acclaimed Fondation Franz Weber, a Swiss organisation that has an office in Sokode. In 1990, Togo’s government entrusted them with the park’s management for 25 years. During this time this time poaching has decreased, and villagers have been trained in finding alternative sources of income, such as beekeeping.