Lome is a port city and capital of Togo, located on Gulf of Benin and serving as one of the doorways to Africa's interior. The town covers a total area of approx 90 km2 (30 ml2) and has population around 840,000 (metro around 1,5 million).
- Famous as the "pearl of West Africa", Lome City has culturally diverse population with nearly 40 different ethnic groups.
- After 1897, the town grew as the capital of Togoland (German colony), as well as seaport exporting raw materials. The country became independent from France in 1960.
- Cruise tourists can witness a Voodoo Ceremony or enjoy exotic shopping at Fetish Market for talismans and trinkets. Other city attractions include Lome Grand Market, Togo National Museum, Lome Cathedral, former wharf, beautiful beaches. Cityscape features large squares and boulevards, colourful houses, gardens, remnants of colonial architecture, modern buildings, premium hotels (Palm Beach, Mercure Sarakawa, Hotel de la Paix, Hotel du 2 Fevrier).