Desert to Forest - Wolwedans meets Príncipe
08 October 2019

Earth, wind, fire, water

a journey of contrasts

EARTH & WIND
Red sand dunes and yellow grass plains in an undulating landscape of one breathtaking moment after another, this is Wolwedans at its best - an endless sea of sand shaped over countless years. Space, balance, connection... It's soulful.
Hop onto the afternoon TAAG Angola Airlines flight from Windhoek to São Tomé (with a stop-over in Luanda). Overnight at Omali Lodge and take the morning flight to Príncipe Island.

FIRE & WATER
Formed by a volcano, the island of Príncipe is covered in lush green forest, bordered by golden sand - a spec in a vast ocean off the west coast of Africa. At Sundy Praia, breathe in the potency of this diverse place... It's intoxicating.
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Suggested journey: Desert to Forest

10 nights from ± US$ 5 150 pps including flights, starting in Wolwedans and ending in São Tomé.

  • DESERT & DUNES — stay at BOULDERS for that peaceful, edge-of-the-world feeling. Set arrivals on Mondays and Thursdays.
    3 nights from NAD 24 875 (± US$ 1 640) pps (excludes Sustainability Levy NAD 1000 pppn).
     
  • FLY — daily flights from Windhoek to Luanda (departs 4:30pm), and connect to São Tomé (connects on Friday & Sunday with flights to Príncipe the next morning).
    Windhoek → Luanda → São Tomé flight ± US$ 310 pp.
    Overnight Omali Lodge from ± US$ 300 pps (included in the 7-night package).
    São Tomé ⇄ Príncipe flight ± US$ 220 pp return (included in the 7-night package).
     
  • FOREST & OCEAN — explore the island with SUNDY PRAIA as your base - village, forest, ocean, beach, diversity in every step.
    7-night package from € 2 915 (± US$ 3 200) pps (excludes Tourism Levy € 3 pppn).
     
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We are delighted about this flight between Windhoek and São Tomé opening up two completely contrasting, yet both soulful destinations in one journey. I flew with TAAG recently when visiting Portugal with my girls and the experience was great!
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Seychelles

1500km east of mainland East Africa lies an archipelago of 115 islands collectively known as Seychelles. The outer islands, with a land area of 220 km2 make up almost half of the land area of Seychelles and 2% of its population. These outer islands comprise 9 important bird areas, the largest population of giant tortoises, nesting grounds for turtles, over 180 bird species, 320 species of coral, over 1000 fish species, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, melon-headed whales and even the elusive dugong.

Within the outer islands is the Alphonse Group, the coral islands of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier, about 1 hour's flight and 250km from Mahé. Just over 1000 km southwest of Mahé you find the Aldabra Group, including Cosmoledo and Astove Atolls. An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. The coral of the atoll often sits atop the rim of an extinct seamount or volcano which has eroded or subsided partially beneath the water. The lagoon forms over the volcanic crater or caldera while the higher rim remains above water or at shallow depths that permit the coral to grow and form the reefs.

It is amidst this vast oceanic playground that you will find Blue Safari Seychelles.

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Mila

Located in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, a conservation concession dedicated to the balance between wildlife and communities, this area is only available to a handful of guests, facilitating an excellent, uncrowded safari experience within the greater Serengeti eco-system.

Mila will open on 20 December 2019 with 5 tented rooms and 1 two-bedroomed family tent. Designed and crafted by Nicolas Negre with interiors by Fabia Bausch, owners of Chem Chem Safaris, the style of Mila has been inspired by the success of Little Chem Chem and the interiors have a splash of purple celebrating one of the Da'toga's traditional colours.

Guests staying at Mila are allocated a private vehicle and guide per booking and together with undertaking a safari adventure they can visit the Hadzabe, Da'toga and Maasai tribes for a glimpse into their culture and traditions as they go about their way of life. Furthermore there is the option of fly camping for those who want a real sense of adventure and a night under the stars.

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