São Tomé and Príncipe
Nestled in the Gulf of Guinea, these tropical twin islands boast lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and secluded beaches fringed by palm trees, creating an idyllic backdrop for those seeking a tranquil escape. The archipelago’s heritage is evident in its historic architecture, adding a sense of nostalgia to its picturesque landscapes. Unearth a hidden gem in the heart of Africa.
Once the world’s largest producer of cacao, and formerly known as ‘the chocolate islands’, these days, the islands are more commonly nicknamed ‘Africa’s Galapagos’ due to their unique animals and plants, particularly on UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Príncipe Island. Whether exploring primordial mountains and pristine jungle, learning how historic plantations form part of the locally run, small-scale cacao industry revival, or seeing turtle hatchlings scurry towards the ocean, this is a place to reconnect with nature at its most raw.