A Budget Weekend In Lomé

I spent my birthday weekend in Lomé, Togo recently, and here’s a short blog of my stay! 😃

Firstly, Togo is visa-free for Ghanaians and you can get a direct flight to Lomé from kotoka. it’s cheaper to visit by road with a direct Intercity STC bus at approximately Ghc 200 round trip (when land borders are opened) and much fun to drive!

Lomé is approximately 4 hours drive from Accra.

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

I however took a walk to the Lomé abandoned bridge and also visited the Asiganmé market where the beautiful “Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Lomé is located. 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 😄

This home has a great pool, spacious and comfortable rooms, kitchen facilities, hall area, reasonably priced and, Kevin, the owner, is a great host.

My room had a great garden view and a walk-in closet, so cool!

Book this home directly HERE

The rest of the weekend was dedicated to relaxing and 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 and the 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.

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 so I skipped it 💁🏾‍♀️
The menu is attached below (Rates in XOF)

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

The meal was great, it took 2 hours to be served, however.
Complete course dinner for two with a bottle of wine went for approximately Ghc 200

The Chef was attentive and very accommodating. Overall service here is an easy 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 cash at all times, most places do not accept card payments.

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

The overall budget for the 4-day trip was approximately Ghc 2,000 without flights.

As always, Happy travels!

Published by Maajoa

Travel▪️Experiences ▪️Culture

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