Best Tourist Places to Visit in Atakpame, Plateaux, Togo, Lome, West Africa, Africa

Best Tourist Places in Atakpame, Plateaux, Togo, Lome, West Africa, Africa

Atakpame is a city in the region of Plateaux in the African country Togo, situated around 160 km north of the country’s capital and largest city, Lome. In term of population, Atakpame is the 5th largest city of Togo. Atakpame is positioned between 7°31′37″ N latitude and 1°7′36″ E longitude, around 250 meters above sea level. The city of Atakpame has all the basic facilities like shops, hotels, restaurants and health clinic.


History of Atakpame:

Atakpame served as the capital of German Togoland for many years that was ended with the British and French occupied the German Togoland during World War I in the year 1914.


How to reach Atakpame?

The closest major airport to Atakpame is Lome-Tokoin Airport. This airport is situated in the capital city, Lome, around 160 km south of the heart of Atakpame. The airport receives flights from Brussels, Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Paris, Monrovia, N’Djamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou, Accra, Casablanca and many other African and European cities.

Buses are not frequent between Atakpame and other major cities in the country, so visitors are advised to hire a car for comfort and convenient airport travel, sightseeing tour and local travel.


Food and shopping in Atakpame:

There are many nice shops and restaurants in Atakpame, but most of them are traditional options. For modernized options, Lome city (around 160 km) is a prime option.


What to do in Atakpame?

  • City tours
  • Traditional shopping
  • Hiking


What to see in Atakpame?


Togo National Museum:

The Togo National Museum is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Togo, situated in the capital city Lome, around 160 km south of Atakpame. Founded in the year 1975, the museum is concentrated on showcasing the ethnographical, cultural and artistic features of the country with well preserved and relevant artifacts and other exhibitions.


Fazao Mafakassa National Park:

The Fazao Mafakassa National Park is Togo’s largest national park, situated around 150 km north of Atakpame. The park characterizes diverse geographical features from rocky hills to striking waterfalls, which suported park substantially to get a place on UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2002. It is worth a trip.


Lomé Grand Market:

The Lomé Grand Market is a large traditional market, divided into three sections, Atipoji, Asigame and Assivito. It is the large market in the city of Lome, especially famous for live African music performence by local music enthusiasts. The market is situated around 160 km from Atakpame.


Lake Togo:

The Lake Togo is located to the east of the city of Lome, around 150 km south of Atakpame. The lake is famous as one of the top water sport destinations in Togo, can be reached by rental vehicle from Atakpame.


List of other places of interest in and around Atakpame includes:

  • Koutammakou
  • Kéran National Park
  • Abdoulaye Faunal Reserve
  • Village Artisanal in Lome
  • Le Mandingue Jazz Club in Lome
  • Musee International du Golfe de Guinee in Lome
  • La Madingue in Lome
  • Palais du Congrès in Lome
  • University of Lomé


Best time to visit Atakpame:

The best time to visit Atakpame depends on visitors’ interest, though the most preferred time is from November to February.


Where to stay in Atakpame?

There are hotels limited in number in Atakpame, so visitors are advised to reach hotels in other towns of the region or capital city, Lome, where all sorts of well facilitated hotels can be found. In below list, the first 8 hotels are in and around Atakpame and the rest of hotels are located in Lome (around 160 km from Atakpame):

  • Hotel Le Sahelien
  • Hotel Le Geyser
  • Auberge les Rochers
  • Chez Felicia
  • Chez Fanny
  • RCL Hotel
  • Hotel Agbeviade
  • Campement de Klouto
  • Residence Flamani
  • Residence Hoteliere Oceane
  • Hotel Cote Sud
  • Hotel Sancta Maria
  • Hotel Napoleon Lagune
  • Hotel Palm Beach

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