Namibia and Sao Tome & Principe

This journey is truly off the beaten track and will take you to two of Africa’s most beautiful destinations. Prepare yourself for a contrast in landscape showcasing the diversity of Africa like no other, from the red sand dunes in Namibia to remote and untouched beaches on the continent’s west coast. The paradise islands of Sao Tome & Principe can easily match the blue waters and sandy beaches of Mauritius and the Seychelles, but with one big difference; almost no one has been there before you.
OVERVIEW

Arrive in Namibia’s capital Windhoek and head straight off into the oldest desert in the world. The Namib is home to some of the planet’s highest dunes and few places in Africa are as aesthetically exciting. An ideal combination of adventure and peacefulness, where you will go on nature drives through the sand to discover all the small and big secrets of the desert. You can also admire the stunning landscape from above in a hot air balloon in the early morning or simply enjoy the views from your lodge’s balcony with a sundowner in your hand. One of the highlights will certainly be a visit to Sossusvlei, an area defined by giant dunes and dry valleys with a characteristic dead tree here and there.

Are you ready for a stark contrast in your itinerary? Your next destination couldn’t be more different from the beautiful arid landscapes you have just experienced in Namibia. After taking a short flight from Windhoek to Principe via its sister island Sao Tome, you arrive in a textbook beach paradise: tropical, colourful, lush and full of life. The tiny island country of Sao Tome & Principe is situated in the Gulf of Guinea just off the Central African coast. The pristine islands, characterized by towering rock formations, thick rainforest, white sandy beaches and colonial architecture, have a population of just under 200,000 and tourism is still fairly undeveloped. There are a handful of top properties, however, which are perfectly aligned with AMADI’s conscious travel manifesto.

SUMMARY
Namib Desert, Namibia
3 Nights
Sao Tome
1 Night
Principe
6 Nights
YOUR JOURNEY
Namib desert Wolwedans
Tree Wolwedans
Beautiful landscape in the Damaraland

Namib Desert, Namibia

3 Nights

Your first destination is the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the oldest desert in the world and home to some of the highest sand dunes on this planet. Sossusvlei is one of the most picturesque destinations in Africa, get ready to be enchanted by fine lines and the beautiful light. This unique region can be explored in many ways, whether you trek up 300-metre high dunes on foot, you race through the sand on an e-bike or a enjoy aerial views from a hot air balloon.

If you think there is not much to see apart from the arid landscape, think again: the Namib is full of life with desert-adapted animals insects, reptiles, birds and plants – and of course the occasional Oryx antelope. Look forward to the sunset and the metamorphosis of this tantalising landscape into a black beauty with a glittering dress of a million stars. This vast, sparsely populated region is a hotspot for stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere.

Accommodation

Sunrise in the Namib desert at Wolwedans
Wolwedans Dune Lodge
Wolwedans Dune Lodge Exterior
Wolwedans Dune Lodge
Wolwedans Dune Lodge Dinner
Wolwedans Dune Lodge

Experiences

Stunning sundowner in Sossusvlei
Dune Drives
Wolwedans Activities Sundowner
Nature Walks

Sao Tome & Principe

7 Nights

Only a few hours away, but the landscape couldn’t be more contrasting. After the arid beauty of the Namib, you can expect the complete opposite on the small island state and tropical paradise of Sao Tom and Principe. You spend one night in Sao Tome and the rest in neighboring Principe. Get ready for sheer untouched natural splendor. High-rise rock formations, completely covered in lush green, white sandy beaches and emerald green water. This is the ideal location to reconnect with nature and yourself, to simply switch off or to be active all day. Discover the beautiful coral formations, ancient rainforests and impressive volcano chains close to the equator.

Accommodation

Sundy Praia
Sundy Praia
Sundy Praia

Experiences

Pure Relaxation
Fresh & Delicious Food
* Price per person sharing, excluding flights & transfers
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