Off the coast of Gabon lies the second smallest country in Africa! São Tomé and Principe (STP for ease of reference) is one of the least visited countries in the world. In 2017, the country received about 29,000 visitors but this is about to change as lonely planet has named it one of the best places to visit in 2019. We are definitely sorcerers as STP has been on our list for ages! We had to put it on the calendar this year.
STP is home to the tallest volcanic plug peak, Pico Cao Grande, in the world. It’s said to have been climbed only three times and by expert climbers. It’s a symbol of São Tomé which has often been described as majestic! STP is said to have a fusion of Portuguese and African cultures and some of the best beaches in Africa and beyond. If you like to relax and take things easy during your vacations, this trip will be perfect for you.
Check out a few activities you’ll get up to during this trip. Activities/Itineraries are not set in stone so feel free to be a party pooper and opt out, haha!
CHASING WATERFALLS: we know TLC advised against chasing waterfalls but we’ll have to do it this one time. There are quite a number of worthy cascata’s in São Tomé and we’ll check out a few of them.
ROAD TRIP TO THE EQUATOR: STP is one of the 13 countries that lie on the equator, diving the world into the northern and Southern Hemisphere’s. It’s a scenic ride, not to be missed.
EXPLORE OBO NATIONAL PARK: Are you a fan of flora, fauna and the great outdoors? Obo National Park is waiting to be explored by you!
SNORKELING AND OTHER FUN WATER SPORTS: what’s an island country without water activities! We are surely going neck deep into it.
Travel costs money…but you cannot put a price tag on a Naija Nomad experiences. Our nomad trips are one-of-a kind experiences and our itinerary will cover every aspect of travel from food, leisure, culture to adventure, business and even volunteering. We hope to use our platform to encourage you to see travel as an impactful mind-blowing experience as opposed to a luxury you cannot afford. We want you to see traveling as an avenue to learn something new that could be brought back home. We want you to see travel as empowering, educative and an investment in yourself. We want you to appreciate and explore green passport friendly destinations! SAY NO TO VISA STRUGGLES! And finally, together we will disrupt the perception of the country and also open our minds to see people beyond stereotypes.
A nature-loving Nomad.
We totally discourage bad energy during our Nomad experiences. If you know or you’ve been told you exude negative vibes, take a cue from Wizkid and please stay far away! If you are unadventurous, not interested in immersing yourself in culture or new cuisine, always moody, not a people person, only interested in sleeping throughout a trip, always late for everything, these are all signs of bad energy/negative vibes. Nomad experiences are a good vibes only zone and we’ll love to keep it that way.
Our trips are usually fun packed and adventurous, down to where we stay. We seldom stay in fancy hotels as it is not our thing. Expect to be lodged in Airbnb type accommodations. A fancy hotel will probably not permit our off key singing, dancing like no one is watching and playing Nigerian music at its loudest and as we would want! .
Our prices will cover breakfast throughout the trip and one fancy dinner on our last night at the destination. All other feeding expenses will be borne personally.
Our price covers tours and logistics as stated in our itinerary. Nomads that have confirmed and paid for any of the trips will receive a full itinerary and fact sheet in our NOMAD INFORMATION GUIDE. Cost of tours outside the stated itinerary will be also be borne personally.
Please ensure to get to the airport 3 hours before departure time. If you are departing from Nigeria, the departure airport will be the Murtala Muhammad International airport, Ikeja Lagos. Nomads will be responsible for transporting themselves from their current location to Murtala Muhammad airport. Naija Nomads will not be responsible for any missed flights or no shows.
For Nomads traveling from Nigeria, all visa fees are covered in the cost of the trip. Nomads traveling from outside Nigeria will be responsible for their visas and flights.
All our costs are in USD. If you’ll be paying in Naira please use abokifx as your conversion tool. The rate will be the current BDC selling rate on abokifx at the time of payment. This is our only acceptable conversion rate.
*Nomad’s living outside Nigeria are welcome to join us! Cost of trip outside Nigeria is $650 (exclusive of flights and visas).
*Accommodation is based on a per person sharing basis. If you’ll like a single room please indicate when Booking the trip.
* Price quoted is valid till 19th August, 2019.
*You are required to have at least 6 month validity on your international passport.
*All prices are inclusive of a 5% VAT.
*Please note that part payment is available for this trip. Click link to check it out.
*A nomad information guide containing details of our itinerary will be mailed to confirmed Nomads.
This blog which started out as a travel journal of a spontaneous, adrenaline junkie to share her experiences with friends and family has evolved to a platform that assists Nigerians in planning better vacations.