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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