Overview

This is ideal for those looking for a safe but exciting African family adventure holiday where you can walk in the jungle one day, swim with tropical fish the next and feel like real explorers.

This is an amazing trip for the whole family, with coffee tasting for the adults and chocolate tasting for everyone!

There are water sports activities at Club Santana and Rolas island, and the chance to jump over the equator mark from the southern to northern hemispheres.

Sit back and relax in a dugout canoe and let yourself be paddled by a guide through São Tomé’s largest mangrove forest, before flying to Príncipe, where your amazing approach is like a scene from Jurassic Park.

Then spend your last few days of your family adventure holiday exploring the colourful underwater world of tropical fish from the Bom Bom Island Lodge’s private beaches.

Itinerary

Fly from Heathrow to Lisbon. On arrival walk (5 mins) to The Tryp Hotel
Walk to the airport and fly to São Tomé. On arrival transfer to Club Santana
Free day - the hotel offer sit on canoes, snorkel hire and boat trips for all guests.
Transfer to the heart of the island and visit Bombaim plantation where you can see cacao and coffee growing and learn how they are harvested and processed. There is also an opportunity for a short walk through the plantations. Duration 5-6hrs
Transfer to Ponta Baleia, en route visit Boca do Inferno, plantation estates Agua Ize and Sao Joao and Praia Sete Ondas. Lunch at Roca Sao Joao is included. Then on to Ponta Baleia for your boat transfer to Ilheu das Rolas and stay at Pestana Equator.
Free day - The hotel offers various activities and you can walk to the equator monument, hire sit on sea kayaks, go diving and take boat trips. In July and August is is possible to see whales.
Boat and transfer back to the mainland. On arrival transfer to Praia Inhame Eco Lodge
Guided visit to Malanza Mangrove forest in a traditional dugout canoe
Early morning transfer to the airport and fly to Príncipe. On arrival transfer to Bom, Bom Island Lodge.
Free day - Today you could book the Lodge's 4WD and travel into the rugged interior of the island.
Free day - Today you could hire a fishing boat to visit some of the remote bays along the coast where it is possible to swim and snorkel.
Free day - The lodge can organise local guides (often staff who have an interest in birds or walking) for a walk through the forests around the lodge.
Transfer to the airport and fly to São Tomé. On arrival transfer to Omali Lodge
Free day until transfer to the airport. Fly home on overnight flight

Price Per Person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

Jan

£2498

Feb

£2424

Mar

£2430

Apr

£2428

May

£2430

Jun

£2430

Jul

£2430

Aug

£2430

Sep

£2430

Oct

£2430

Nov

£2436

Dec

£2560

INCLUDED: International flights from UK (guide price) and inter-island flights. Accommodation in São Tomé in twin share, en-suite and family rooms on a half board basis. Pestana Equador is on a FB basis. Only Lisbon Tryp hotel is on B&B basis. Return airport transfers São Tomé. Guided excursions as detailed in the itinerary. Support from our local team when on the islands. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and insurance. Additional excursions on free days.

Accommodation

The accommodation on this trip varies from small comfortable hotels to Eco Lodges to former plantation houses (Rocas) that have been tastefully renovated and the charming Bom Bom Island Lodge.

Activities

Our São Tomé Family Adventure Holiday will probably be the most unusual family holiday you've every had! During your time away you'll see much of what the islands have to offer; beaches, jungle, old plantations, crumbling ruins and a little wildlife.

Location

Explore the colonial heritage of the island with a guide, before driving down the coastal road to see São Tomé’s most famous blow hole Boca d’inferno and one of the most beautiful white and sandy beaches of Sao Tome, Cete Ondas. Try your hand at Santomean cooking and travel even further south to tiny Rolas Island to stand on the equator. One of the many highlights of your adventure is without a doubt going to be your stay at the Bom Bom Island Lodge, where you can relax on its’ private beaches. A visit to Banana Beach shouldn’t be missed either.