Calypso Bar and Restaurant (Bakau)


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Calypso Bar and Restaurant (Bakau)

This exceptional restaurant is set next to a crocodile pond (no worries — the crocks are all very well-behaved), in a natural environment where bird-watching and animal-spotting are easily done from where you're dining. Serves dishes of regional and international cuisine.


Dining options range widely by cuisine type and service quality, from cheap roadside eateries to fancier, upscale restaurants geared primarily at international visitors. Some traditional local dishes include the domada (a variety of peanut-based stew made with vegetables of the cook's choice, served on rice), benechin (or Jollof rice) — a one-pot rice dish made with meat or fish, chili, and various vegetables, and yassa (a simple chicken or fish dish with a side of rice).