Named after the Mucumbli tree found in the extensive grounds, this forested cliff top lodge is located in the north west corner of Sao Tome. The Italian owners have designed their lodge with local materials and crafts and the wooden chalets all have spacious verandas overlooking the sea. You might spot the humpback whales from your veranda, or on a whale watching trip between July and October!
Relax in the hammocks and loungers or follow the steep path down to the long beach with it grey/black sand. The water is murkier here, but between November and March turtles do come and nest on the rocky beach. All rooms have fans (no AC) and en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers. The Italian and Santomean inspired home-cooked food is delicious and made with produce grown onsite.
The owner is a keen cyclists and the lodge has bikes for hire.
On the west coast of São Tomé.