Your window over the ocean
Offering 5 charming bungalows with nice terraces looking on the Atlantic Ocean, this ecolodge/farm is set near Neves. The hotel is surrounded by flowering and green plants and the beach of black basaltic sand is about 5 minutes on foot. It's the best place to start the climb to the Pico of São Tomé and Obô NP.
Mucumbli Apartament Resort
It’s a luxury two-floor house (approx. 120 sqm) in the middle of nature and green, offering enough space to accommodate up to eight people. It was built in 2022, local materials only, stone and wood from the island were used. The property is surrounded by stone walls and bushes to ensure your privacy.
Mucumbli (Lannea Welwitschii) is a large tree of medicinal interest and considered in some West African countries as a magic tree. There are several Mucumbli in the area where we have our facilities.
Mucumbli L imitada is a company governed by Sao Tome, whose object is agricultural and livestock exploitation, provision of services in the agricultural, livestock and veterinary sector, provision of tourist services, guide services, excursions, vehicle rental and bicycles.
Agriculture, livestock and tourism are Mucumbli's main areas of intervention. Everything in a human dimension, eco-sustainable. The actions programmed in the three domains of intervention, mainly aim to promote employment in the District of Lemba, considered among the Districts with the highest index of poverty in São Tomé and Príncipe and with less employment opportunities. All activities are carried out through the full involvement of local populations, thus creating employment and promoting the settlement of the population in the District.
In our facilities you can visit various species of endemic plants, participate in agricultural work, visit our animals, discover the traditional flavors of the archipelago, with a mixture of Italian dishes, or simply relax to the rhythm of the waves of the sea and the songs of birds.
We are in Ponta Figo, Praia das Furnas, shortly after the city of Neves, in the District of Lemba.
(* Pedestrian itinerary of responsible and sustainable tourism in partnership with CECAB Cooperative)
Duration: 4-5 h
Elevation difference: + 120 m; -690 m
Price: From €50,
Prices include: Guide
Points of interest: Vale do Rio Contador, Cascade Angolar, Generous, Monte Careca, CECAB.
An itinerary combining natural environment with agricultural activities which explore the social and cultural environment of the villages producing organic cocoa.
We travel through beautiful landscapes into the Rio Contador valley up to the hydroelectric power plant, enjoying views of luxuriant plants and native birds. Passing through a series of tunnels excavated in the mountain during the colonial era and home to hundreds of bats, we will discover the pictoresque Angolar Waterfall hidden in a cliff forming a natural amphitheatre. On the way back, we follow the cocoa route, starting in Generosa, whose population is mainly from Cape Verde. We will climb Monte Careca from where we will have a magnificent view of the West coast and the city of Neves. The walk will conclude in Monte Forte where we will learn about cocoa processing at the headquarters of the CECAB Cooperative, producers of organic cocoa.
Part of the profits from the cocoa route are devolved to projects aimed to improve living conditions in local communities and to promote sustainable and responsible tourism in São Tomé and Príncipe.