São Tomé and Príncipe Safaris - A tropical paradise virtually all to yourself!

São Tomé and Príncipe is a two-island country and Africa’s second smallest nation. Portuguese and Creole-influenced, these islands offer unspoiled scenery and a remoteness that is hard to find.

Whether in thick jungle or on palm-fringed beaches during a beach holiday in Africa, you'll have this tropical paradise virtually to yourself, with only a handful of tourists a week venturing here!

You can sip some of the world’s best coffee, eat fresh fruit and seafood, delight on gourmet chocolate, stay in the crumbling roças (houses) of the old colonial plantations, dive and snorkel in uncharted waters, trek the endlessly bio-diverse jungles, and explore sleepy fishermen’s villages at your own, leisurely pace on a walking luxury safari, away from anything that resembles hustle and bustle. São Tomé Town is a charming, colonial capital where accommodation is in old cocoa plantation houses.

At the southernmost tip of the island, Praia Jalé is an eco-tourist region and home to nesting sea turtles. Off the southern tip of the island lies the tiny islet of Ilhéu das Rolas, which straddles the Equator. It has some pleasant beaches - perfect for a beach holiday in Africa - and offers good diving. São Tomé is the kind of place you may never have heard about, but once you visit, you just might never leave.

Príncipe is the smaller of the two islands and is, if at all possible, even more laid-back; its only main town, San Antonio, has some distinctive colonial architecture, whilst its beaches are deserted and its waters are good for snorkelling. There is a wonderful lodge here that offers remoteness, idyllic beaches, and amazing fishing.

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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

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