Togo

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Top things to do

Top ChoiceAfrican in Kpalimé

Le Fermier

For excellent European and African food, try this low-roofed, intimate spot on the northwestern outskirts of town. You can't really go wrong – everything is pretty good – but if you want a recommendation, go for...

Top ChoiceInternational in Lomé

Côté Jardin

Hands-down the most atmospheric eatery in Lomé, Côté Jardin has an exotic pleasure garden replete with tropical plants and woodcarvings. The supremely relaxing surrounds and eclectic menu make this a winner. Dim...

Top ChoiceFrench in Lomé

La Belle Époque

One of Lomé's finest tables, La Belle Époque – all crisp white tablecloths and dimmed lighting – serves a refined, French-inspired cuisine. You can enjoy your meal in a verdant courtyard or the classy dining room...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Kara

Centre Grill

An attractive place with a straw roof, wicker light shades and blackboard menus, Centre Grill serves divine Togolese food and good Western dishes. Try its fufu sauce arachide with grilled fish or pâte sorgho...

National Park in Sokodé

Parc National de Fazao-Malfakassa

This 1920-sq-km national park is one of the most diverse West African parks in terms of landscape, with forest, savannah, rocky cliffs and waterfalls. The park boasts 203 species of bird and many species of...

Wildlife Reserve in Kara

Parc Sarakawa

Unpretentious and relaxing, Parc Sarakawa is easily accessed from Kara as a day trip. While its wildlife-watching can't compare with that of the better-known parks in West Africa, this park spreads out over 607...

French in Kpalimé

Chez Lazare

Don't be put off by the unappealing concrete walls: Lazare cooks up excellent French specialities – how does a côte de porc à la dijonnaise (pork rib in mustard sauce) sound? There's pasta as well. The rooftop...

French in Lomé

Alt München

A well-regarded restaurant just east of Hôtel Mercure-Sarakawa, offering a good selection of French and Bavarian specialities, including jarret de porc (pork knuckle) and fondue bourguignonne (meat fondue). Fish...

Bar in Lomé

Le 54

A nice blend of exhibition space, affordable craft and jewellery, and a vibrant restaurant-bar. There's great live music Thursday to Sunday, catering for all musical tastes from electronic and house to rap and pop.

Market in Lomé

Marché des Féticheurs

The Marché des Féticheurs, 4km northeast of the centre, stocks all the ingredients for traditional fetishes, from porcupine skin to serpent head. It's all a bit grisly but it's important to remember that a vast...

Waterfall in Kpalimé

Cascade de Womé

One great attraction in the Kpalimé area is these falls, 12km from Kpalimé. You pay the admission fee to the Association Akatamanso at the entrance of the village of Womé (ask for a receipt); then it's a further...

Notable Building in Koutammakou

Tamberma Compound

This is an excellent example of a typical Tamberma compound, called a tata. There's a variety of traditional, inhabited tatas here, so typically a visit includes a greeting by the head of the compound and then...

Market in Aného

Vogan Friday Market

This is one of the biggest and most colourful markets in Togo, with produce and bric-a-brac and a fun atmosphere. It's great for embracing local culture as well as picking up some fruit and veg.

African in Atakpamé

Le Sahélien

The downstairs maquis (an informal, street-side eatery) with its enormous grill and informal atmosphere does a brisk trade with the town's moto-taxis. Upstairs is more upmarket, and the roof terrace is a nice...

African in Lomé

Big Metro

This little eatery with a pavement terrace is a great spot to catch local vibes and nosh on unpretentious yet tasty African staples. The braised fish of the day is superb.

Pizza in Lomé

Greenfield

It's a bit out of the centre of the action, but this great garden bar-restaurant with a French owner has an original decor, with colourful lanterns and funky colonial seats with retro faux-leather cushions. The...

Steak in Lomé

Bena Grill

A nirvana for carnivores, this cheery restaurant in the market area is lauded for its top-quality meat dishes, including a sensational côte porc grillée (grilled pork rib). Also serves sandwiches, burgers and...

Seafood in Lomé

Le Pêcheur

The name gives it away: this is a fantastic seafood place where you'll enjoy fish fillet a la plancha (cooked on a griddle) and skewered gambas (prawns). Well worth the splurge – if only it had an outdoor terrace!

Jazz in Lomé

Le Rézo

Inside, it's like a 1980s disco with its blacked-out windows, but Le Rézo is more contemporary than it looks, with giant screens showing Champions League football games, as well as karaoke nights and live jazz on...