With genuine hospitality, a relaxed atmosphere and stunning cliff top location, Mucumbli is our first choice for nature-loving families and couples exploring the north of Sao Tome.

Mucumbli is owned by Italian couple, Tiziano and Mari, who have lived on the island for many years; they created the lodge as a place for family and friends to stay, and this has since grown into the eco lodge it is today. The lodge is made up of individual, expertly-crafted, wooden chalets, all made using local materials. The chalets range from doubles and twins, to three-bedroom bungalows, all with en-suite bathrooms and spacious verandas looking out to sea. Instead of air-conditioning, the rooms have ceiling fans to keep you cool. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant.

Enjoy relaxing in the hammocks, or follow the steep path down to the long beach with its dark volcanic sand. Between November and March turtles nest on the rocky beach, and between July and October it’s possible to look for humpback whales and dolphins on whale watching trips. As well as guided walks and guided roca tours, Mucumbli is a great place to hire bikes and it’s great fun to explore the quiet north-west coast on two wheels.

After a day’s activities, head to Mucumbli’s restaurant where you’ll enjoy Italian- and Santomean-inspired home-cooked meals made with home-grown produce.



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Walking tours of coffee and cocoa plantations, guided walks into the rainforest, biking and whale watching trips can be organised from Mucumbli.