African Islands to Explore PART II: São Tomé, the Centre of the World

The potential of travel in Africa continues to increase as interesting destinations become more popular and hidden ones are unveiled for the world to see & marvel and as a possible source of revenue for the state government. It’s a win-win in both ways, travellers from far and wide get to experience a new world and the locals get sources of income to supplement their livelihood. brings this series to open the eyes and minds of all to the possibilities and beauties of Africa. Start planning your itinerary and making possible plans for your future vacations.Whether the motto for your ideal vacation is refreshing or adventurous, São Tomé and Príncipe gives you the best of both!

São Tomé and Príncipe, the world’s second smallest country lies on the Gulf of Guinea approximately 300km off the coast of Gabon. It is particularly known for its volcanic islands and the immense amount of living species – plant and animal peculiar to it. This archipelago, an embodiment of a lush and tropical paradise is reminiscent of what the Garden of Eden could have looked like.


Nature-loving travellers would have the perfect time at São Tomé where the ambience is a fusion of sunlight and flora. The zen-searching tourists can lounge on the beach and enjoy the cool evening breeze and sound of the water slapping the rocks. Since the beaches are not always crowded, you get the perk of feeling like you’re lounging on your very own private beach!

Bird-watching is a hobby that you would improve upon while in São Tomé. Activities abound to make your stay feel even shorter than it is ranging from whale-watching to scuba-diving. The Praia Jalé beach hosts enough sea turtles to astonish travelers! History buffs would enjoy exploring the São Sebastião Museum and for a little workout, you could go hiking and discover the beautiful Saint Nicolaus waterfall – Cascata São Nicolãu as a reward for your hardwork!


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