Sao Tome & Principe


An African island nation close to the equator, is part of a volcano chain featuring striking rock and coral formations, rainforests and beaches.

Floating in the Gulf of Guinea, this two-island nation, Africa’s second-smallest, blends natural wonders with a gripping history and was completely uninhabited until the arrival of the Portuguese in the late 15th century.

A canopy of green broken by spires of primordial rock, Príncipe is a magnificent Lost World, offering fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkeling, fishing, birdwatching and a handful of interesting (if expensive) accommodations, with minimal tourist pressure.

Interesting facts about Sao Tome & Principe:

  • They have four national languages which include Portuguese, Portuguese-based creoles Forro, Angolar and Principense. French is also taught in the schools.
  • The monetary unit used in São Tomé and Príncipe is dobra.
  • The country has 386 miles of land.