Lomé, the capital and largest city of Togo, is located on the Gulf of Guinea. As the country's industrial centre, its chief port as well as the administrative centre, Lomé attracts quite a number of visitors each year. Apart from the massive economic growth because of the oil refinery in the east, the city mainly profits from exports of coffee, cocoa, copra, and palm kernels. With highlights such as the Palais du Congrès east of Place de l'Indépendance, the interesting Musée National and a number of noisy and colourful markets like the Grand Marché or the exotic Marché des Féticheurs, you are sure to spend an interesting time in Lomé.
Even though the Marché des Féticheurs, roughly 4 km northeast of the city centre, is sort of an overpriced tourist trap, it is still well worth a visit. The stands offer a multitude of local products, as well as more unusual items such as donkey skulls, serpent heads, horse hair and ready-made grigri charms like the lovers' fetish or the 'telephone' fetish for travellers.