Being the capital and largest city of Togo, Lomé relies on its port to export products like coffee and cocoa. The city is situated in the south west of Togo.
Lomé is a typical African city: many styles, influences and traditions are mixed. The landscape combines red earth with large boulevards, green gardens and colourful houses.
The city features a special voodoo market. If you are not into voodoo, the beaches and the Grand Market are worth a visit.
As in most equatorial climates, Lomé has two rainy seasons (April to July and September to November). The temperature is stable with an average maximum of 30°C, so beware of the afternoon heat! Dry winds from the Sahara bring down the temperature in the morning.