For the independent and more adventurous travellers, our Sao Tome Fly-Drive is a great way to discover the island.
Having your own car is a great way to explore – stop anywhere you want, explore idyllic and deserted beaches, and it’s also a great opportunity to meet with the locals.
Roads are generally OK, although they do deteriorate at the southern end of the island and little more care is needed. From the island’s small capital, drive along the coast to Inhame and Jale, where you can leave the car behind when visiting the equator at Ilheu de Rolas. After spending a day or two in the south, you’ll head back north to explore the island’s varied interior.
The north coast takes you to various plantations and the small town of Neves, where you’ll spend the last few days at the nearby Mucumbli. The road around the north of the island takes you to the ‘Road’s End’ and the Obo National Park.
If you love to explore under your own steam, then this Archipelago trip is a great way to visit this remote and delightful island.
From £3,300 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: International flights from the UK (guide price). Accommodation in twin share, en-suite rooms on a half board basis. Return airport transfers Sao Tome. Car hire (Suzuki Jimmy or similar) includes unlimited mileage, standard and CDW (collision damage waiver- subject to excess) insurance but not optional PAI (personal accident insurance) or fuel. Support from our local team when in the islands. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and insurance. Additional excursions on free days.
You'll stay in everything from small comfortable hotels to eco-lodges to former plantation houses (Rocas) that have been tastefully renovated.
Our 'Sao Tome fly-drive holiday' will give you a wonderful insight into this island, and allows you to travel from north to south and almost east to west. The accommodation in each part of the island you stay is local in style - not luxurious, yet comfortable.
Discover the main island of Sao Tome on your own fly-drive holiday. The scenery is spectacular, the people charming, the beaches deserted, and much of the natural world is pristine. Perhaps most importantly, life is not rushed here and everything has its own very slow pace.