There will be plenty to see and do during this active Sao Tome Off the Beaten Track adventure holiday.

Your first night is spent at Omali Lodge on the outskirts of Sao Tome City. From here head west towards the town of Neves where you start the west to east island traverse, during which the going will be hard in places!

This rewarding 3-day jungle trek through the rainforests around the Obo National Park takes you to the foot of Pico do Sao Tome, the islands’ highest peak (2024m). There is an option to climb the peak (subject to weather and fitness) before descending on rough jungle trails to the east coast, where you’ll have a well-deserved rest in the beautifully restored Roca Sao Joao.

After your amazing trek, the second part of your trip is more relaxed, though there is still plenty to see and you’ll have time to visit the equator monument, mangroves and swim.


Fly from Heathrow to Lisbon. On arrival walk (5 mins) to the Tryp Hotel.
Walk to the airport and fly to Sao Tome. On arrival transfer to Omali Lodge.
Free day - activities can be organised through the lodge.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Rebordelo, the start of your walk. Duration 8 hours - hard walking. Overnight camping at Estacao Sousa.
Trek to Lagoa Amelia. Duration 8 hours - hard walking, including picnic, snacks and water. Overnight Roca Bomabaim (quite basic).
Last day of the trek. Duration 9 hours - hard walking. Overnight at Roca Sao Joao.
Free day - activities can be organised through the roca, like cookery classes. If interested, then these may have to be pre-booked before departing.
Boat transfer to Ilheu das Rolas for your next two nights at Pestana Tropical. In the afternoon you could walk up to the equator monument.
Free day - The hotel offers various activities like diving and kayaking.
Boat transfer back to the mainland to stay at Inhame Eco Lodge.
Guided visit to Malanza Mangrove in a traditional dugout canoe.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Club Santana. En route stopping at Boca do Inferno, Agua Ize plantation and Praia Sete Ondas. Please note that at certain times of the year you will be staying at Omali Lodge instead of Club Santana.
Free day at Club Santana - the hotel offers various activities like diving, sailing, kayaking and snorkelling trips.
Morning free until transfer to the airport. Fly back home overnight via Lisbon.

From £3,800 per person

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

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


The accommodation on this trip varies from camping in the jungle to eco-lodges and former plantation houses that have been tastefully renovated.


Our 'Sao Tome jungle trek' allows you walk from one side of the island to the other where you'll discover the wild interior of the island. The trek can be hard underfoot and you'll find it hot and humid in the forest. The best time to travel would be May to September when it's a little cooler and drier. The accommodation in each part of the island you stay in is local in style, not luxurious yet comfortable.


This holiday to Sao Tome not only allows you to experience the island's dramatic coast, but also its more wild interior. There is much to see and you definitely need a sense of adventure!