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Living in Lomé, Togo:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

three local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Lomé, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Lomé what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


3 comments on “Lomé”

Lome is the capital of Togo, a West African country. It’s the most important city in the country and also the economic one.

Dossou, says: 2023

Lomé is the capital of Togo, a very narrow country only 45 km wide. It ends abruptly at the Ghanaian border, being one of the very few capital cities in the world to actually have a border within its urban fabric. It is therefore limited in its expansion west (because of its border situation) and south (due to being a coastal city). Although it has been sprawling to the east and north, it’s still a fairly compact city and most services and points of interest are within 20 minutes or less from any other point.

Jacques, says: 2020

Lomé is the only Capital city in the world that sits on a border. The city is crowded with motorbikes commonly called Zemidjan. As a visitor, you should look forward to the beaches and hospitable people. Also, remember, to try the food: Akoumè, Fufu, Veyi, etc. that if you are white, you will be called Yovo, and unfortunately sometimes be treated differently, as you may expect when traveling.

Jacques, says: 2020

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