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.
view DESERT TO FOREST

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).
     
ONLINE AVAILABILITY

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!
Speak to us
Happy selling!

Suzanne
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

DO NOT MISS

ONLINE AVAILABILITY
Your perfect itinerary planning tool is our online portal showing availability across Classic Portfolio. Click on the country and start building unforgettable journeys.
CLASSIC CRIB SHEET
This is by far the best snapshot of all you need to know across our hotels, lodges, jungle discoveries and island escapes. Please save the environment and do not print.
private * unique * committed

São Tomé and Príncipe

Príncipe is an adventure. A tiny island topped by a canopy of green broken by spires of primordial rock, join us to discover this magnificent lost world, offering fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkelling, fishing and birdwatching.

As the smaller, northern major island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, Príncipe has an area of 136 square kilometres (53 sq mi) and a population of approximately 7,000. The island is a heavily eroded volcano speculated to be over three million years old. Here you will discover a place that time forgot and where you feel you have stepped off the edge of the world. It is distinctively West African with a very strong Portuguese influence and this gives it a rhythm of its own which sets it apart from any experiences in East and Southern African.

READ MORE

Machaba Camp & Little Machaba

The classic, 1950’s-style Machaba Camp and Little Machaba are situated in the 35 000-hectare Khwai Concession in the northeastern Okavango, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the sycamore fig tree, the tree of life, renowned for their abundant fruit, which feeds a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bushbuck, green pigeons and many more. The camp pathways meander between the large riverine trees.

Machaba Camp's 10 luxury tents are situated in the beautiful riverine treeline on the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. From these tented verandas one can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp. The tents and main area of Little Machaba are all on decks and overlook a large floodplain. 

READ MORE