A Budget Weekend In Lomé

Spent My birthday weekend in Lomé, Togo recently and here’s a short blog of my stay!

Togo is visa-free for Ghanaians & you can get a flight to Lomé easily. Cheaper to visit with a direct intercity STC bus at approximately Ghc 200 round trip (when land borders are opened)

Lomé is approx. 4 hours drive from Accra.

This is my 3rd visit to Togo but I had zero desire to tour, unusual for me.

I however took a walk to the Lomé abandoned bridge & visited the Asiganmé market where the beautiful “Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Lomé. The architecture is stunning!

Accommodation:

I booked a cozy, safe Airbnb for the trip. Loved the home! I panicked when I met the human-sized dog Mulan, but she is super friendly! 😄

It has a great pool, spacious & comfortable rooms, kitchen facilities, hall area, reasonably priced & Kevin is a great host.

Book this home directly HERE

The rest of the weekend was dedicated to relaxing & partying. Below are some of the places I loved throughout my stay.

Night 1,
Le Beach Café

Great rooftop bar overlooking the ocean. Food is 9/10! Great cocktails. Menu ranges Ghc 35-65

Ps. The menu is all in French & waiters didn’t speak any English at all, but I loved the overall service.

Night 2,
Blue Turtle Bay

I am so glad I visited 😀
This beach has multiple bars, luxury accommodation, sushi bar, Private cabanas, etc, etc.

I only had dinner here. The food was 9/10, service is excellent!
Access to certain parts of the beach comes at an extra cost
The menu below (Rates in XOF)

Night 3,
Dinner at Le Siam Rooftop Restaurant to end the weekend.

The meal was greattttt, took 2 hours to be served, however.
Full Course Dinner for two with a bottle of wine went for approximately Ghc 200

The Chef was attentive & very accommodating.
Service is 8/10 🤍

FAQs

Lomé takes Covid protocols very seriously, keep your masks on at all times.

Prices for products & services are nearly the same as in Accra.

Carry enough CFA Franc at all times, most places do not accept card payments.

Everything is in French, road signs, menus, products in the supermarkets, etc. It’s best to know basic French.

Overall budget for the trip was approximately Ghc 2,000 without flights.

Happy travels!

Published by Maajoa

Travel▪️Experiences ▪️Culture

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