Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Tchamba, Togo, West Africa, Africa
Tchamba is a town and the administrative centre of Tchamba Prefecture in the Centrale Region of the African nation, Togo. Tchamba is also the name of the tribe inhabited the region. The city is located around 35 km east of the regional capital, Sokode and 370 km north of the national capital, Lome. Tchamba is located between 9°02′ N latitude and 1°25′ E longitude. The town of Tchamba has all the modern facilities like shops, restaurants, schools and bus terminals. Tchamba is situated around 25 km from the border of Benin with Togo.
Conenctivity to Tchamba:
Tchamba is situated around 370 km from its nearest airport, Lomé-Tokoin Airport. This airport receives flights from Casablanca, Brussels, Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Paris, Monrovia, N’Djamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou and many African and European cities. Taxis are always gettable at the airport and also one can wait until the arrival of bus for inexpensive travel.
The bus connection of Tchamba extends to Bafilo, Sokode, Lome and many other important cities and towns in the country. Visitors can use rental cars and bikes for local travel and sightseeing in Tchamba.
Culture, Food and shopping in Tchamba:
Tchamba houses a tribal group of same name of the town Tchamba, who are unique to the area and Togo and have their own dialect Tchamba language.
Many restaurants and shops can be seen in Tchamba, but most of them are traditional options. For upgraded options, the nearby city Sokode (around 35 km) is an ideal option.
What to do in Tchamba?
- Day tours
What to see in Tchamba?
The Stade Municipal is a multipurpose stadium situated in the regional capital, Sokode. The stadium serves AC Semassi F.C. and Tchaoudjo Athlétic Club as home ground and it has a capacity of holding around 10,000 people. Soccer games are highly played here.
The Sokodé Airport is a nicely constructed airport in the nearby city Sokode. The airport currently receives no scheduled flights, though its impressive construction and cool surroundings draw tourists year round.
Fazao-Malfakassa National Park:
The Fazao-Malfakassa National Park is the largest national park of Togo, covering semi-mountainous wetland area with rocky hills and spectacular waterfalls. It was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ tentative list. Located near Sokode city, the park is a heaven for hikers and nature enthusiasts.
Forêt d’ Abdoulaye:
The Forêt d’ Abdoulaye is a popular forest reserve, located south of Tchamba town and falls under the Tchamba Prefecture. It is a nice day trip site, can be reached by a rental car from Tchamba town. If visitors take the aid of locals for the exploration of the forest would be easier.
List of other places of interest in and around Tchamba includes:
- Mosques in Sokode
- Lake Togo
- Fazao Mafakassa National Park
- Lomé Grand Market
- Togo National Museum
- Abdoulaye Faunal Reserve
- Le Mandingue Jazz Club in Lome
- Bafilo Falls
- Kran National Park
- Kéran National Park
- Palais du Congrès in Lome
- University of Lomé
Best time to visit Tchamba:
Tchamba is a year round destination, especially the months between November and February is ideal to travel Tchamba.
Where to stay in Tchamba?
It is difficult to find modernized lodging facility in Tchamba, so visitors are advised to reach the nearby city Sokode, where many upgraded hotels with a wide range of facilities and services like AC, internet, TV, fitness centre, mouthwatering food, arrangement of vehicles and 24 hour electricity. The major hotels in Sokode (around 35 km from Tchamba) are as follows:
- Hotel Avekedia
- Hotel Aleheri
- Central Hotel
- Good Hostel
- Hotel Friendship Circle
- Hotel Essofa
- Camp Tchaoudjo
- The Hotel Brotherhood
- Hotel 3 Fountains
- Hotel Fatima