Galapagos of Africa

São Tomé & Príncipe

Discover Príncipe in a 7-night journey. Start and end in São Tomé.

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SUGGESTED PACKAGE

Package rate: € 2 915 pps | € 4 700 single | € 8 850 per family of 4

Validity:

The rates below are based on a 7-night package:

Until 31 October 2020: € 2 915 pps | € 4 700 single | € 8 850 per family of 4

Rate includes:

  • 1 Night Omali Lodge - half board plus welcome drinks.
  • 6 Nights Sundy Praia - half board plus welcome drinks and soft drinks.
  • Airport meet & greet at São Tomé International Airport and Príncipe Airport.
  • Domestic flights and road transfers.
  • Boat trip to Bay of Needles with a picnic lunch.
  • Full day tour of Roça Paciência and Príncipe Island with lunch at a local restaurant.

Rate excludes:

  • International flights.
  • All lunches, beverages, and activities not mentioned above.
  • Souvenirs & gratuities.
  • Tourism levy of € 3 per person per day.
HIGHLIGHTS

- immerse yourself the history, discover the Biosphere trails, and visit the old plantations.
- explore the island by land and sea, go snorkelling or scuba diving, or just sit back and soak up the sun on one of the pristine beaches.

SEASON

JANUARY TO MARCH: TURTLE SEASON
Peak turtle season, nesting takes place from November to early February and eggs hatch 45 days later. January is still considered to be the Dry Season, with maximum temperatures reaching a high of 29°C / 84°F. A wonderful time for birding as birds adopt bright breeding plumage in January and with between 21 - 29 endemic species it is certainly a bird lover’s paradise. February and March bring the long rains, but temperatures are still high.

APRIL TO JUNE: A BIT OF BOTH
A mix and match of seasons, April and May experience long rains and temperatures and humidity are at their highest during April. June marks the start of the dry season and is a slightly cooler period, in conjunction with July to September this is one of the best months to go hiking or trekking.

JULY TO SEPTEMBER: BEST TIME TO GO
The best time to go! Temperatures are slightly cooler, skies are cloudy, and water temperatures reach a maximum. A great time to explore the island and go hiking. Humpback whales, killer whales and dolphins can be seen off the Northeast coast during August and September.

OCTOBER TO DECEMBER: MARINE AND BIRD LOVERS SEASON
During October and November there are short rains and the humpback whales, killer whales and dolphins can still be seen off the Northeast coast. November marks the start of the turtle nesting season and eggs hatch 45 days later. Temperatures are warm, and the sun is perfect for getting that elusive tan.

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive by international flight onto São Tomé island. A member of the Sundy team will meet guests at the airport and provide full assistance. Private road transfer to Omali Lodge.

STAY: 1 night at Omali Lodge.

PLAY: Enjoy a welcome drink as you absorb the reality of being in this remote paradise. 

MOVE: Private road transfer from Omali Lodge to São Tomé International Airport for a scenic 35-minute flight to Príncipe Island. A member of the Sundy team will meet guests at the airport and provide full assistance. Road transfer to Sundy Praia.

STAY: 6 nights at Sundy Praia.

PLAY: Take a trip back in time and discover life, the history and the people of Príncipe. Discover the old ruins of the area, the historical cacao plantations, the biospheres, and get to know the locals. Explore the forest, sand, and sea. Get to know the island's culture and outstanding scenery, visit the smallest capital in the world, observe the secrets of the organic farming, experience different aromas and tastes and be indulge in traditional local meals. Witness turtle nesting and hatching between September and April and whales and dolphins can be spotted off the northeast side of the island between August and September.

DO NOT MISS: a boat trip to the Bay of Needles; a biosphere walk through the forest to a magnificent waterfall; packing water, a few cooldrinks and a snack and venturing off to find your own private beach for the best beach swimming you've ever had.

MOVE: Road transfer from Sundy Praia to Príncipe Airport for the 35-minute return flight to São Tomé. Spend the day at Omali Lodge or explore the wonders of the capital before departing on your international flight home.

CONTACT

For assistance with availability and logistics, please contact us.

journeys@classic-portfolio.com | +27 21 876 2153 or +27 21 201 3869

Sundy Praia

Floating in the Gulf of Guinea, the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe are Africa's second smallest nation. Here you discover an intimate experience with nature, on the very edge of the ocean, surrounded by tropical rainforest. Creating the perfect balance between nature, design and comfort, Sundy Praia's tented villas have spacious indoor and outdoor areas, private terraces with easy access to the beach. The pool bar with the infinity pool and relaxed style is the is the epicentre of activity during the day while the magnificently designed bamboo dining area is where local organic produce is transformed into an unforgettable culinary journey...

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