Little known Sao Tome and Principe offer curious travellers interesting, exciting and unique experiences. We’ve explored from tip to toe; sleeping a the hotels we recommend, hiking, paddling, snorkelling, cycling and swimming our way round to bring you the best the islands have to offer. Here are six things you probably didn’t know you could do on holiday in Sao Tome and Principe :
…Get back to the roots of excellent food and join our guide for a delicious, multi course Santomean meal cooked by the TV chef Joao Carlos Silva. The meal is prepared in the open kitchen of an old plantation house up in the hills…the stuff of great memories.
…Discover the origins of chocolate as you taste the zesty pulp of cocoa beans fresh from the pod out in the plantation; and then sample some of the best chocolate in the world at Claudio Corallo’s laboratory in Sao Tome city.
…Walk the water tunnels that generate electricity in the north west of the island. This fasinating walk from Mucumbli, takes you through the plantations and into the hills, where you’ll go from one mysterious, long water tunnel to another, armed with just your torch and a pair of water shoes…
…Stand on the equator with one foot in the southern, and one foot in the northern hemisphere. Not only can you straddle the equator, but, if the weather’s right, you’ll enjoy fabulous views back to Sao Tome’s phonolitic towers from the equator mark…well worth the visit.
…Get up close and personal with the fascinating primary and secondary rainforest that covers both islands on our guided walks. Learn how plants are used medicinally, search for endemic bird species. Perhaps challenge yourself to climb to the top of Sao Tome and camp near the summit, or enjoy a more gentle stroll to a view point or a tumbling, pristine waterfall.
How do I get there?
That’s where we come in. Our team of Activity Holidays Specialists have an extensive knowledge of these islands. We give the most choice and flexibility possible combining activities, accommodation and everything you need for a holiday that you will never forget.
We are a member of AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators) which encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating. All members must adhere to the AITO Quality Charter.
Get in touch with us today on 01768 721050 or request a São Tomé holiday brochure