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Sao Tome Not Compromised By Mass Tourism

Aug 18, 2007
Sao Tome and Principe is not located in the Caribbean islands. It is one of the least well known countries in the world. The island is placed on the equator, in the Atlantic Ocean, Guinea bay Central Africa.

It is one of the remaining few spots in the world not compromised by mass tourism. A tropical paradise with white palm fringed beaches, crystal clear water, unexplored jungle with endemic species and a friendly people who rarely sees any tourists.

If you decide to go the good news is that you will be one of at maximum 20 tourists arriving each week. The bad news is that there arent any pre arranged package tours.

This means that you have to do some research and reserve hotel room and flight tickets yourself and yes, it is expensive to get here. This is not a shoestring vacation but you will get the experience of a lifetime.

Culturally, the people are African but have been highly influenced by the Portuguese rulers of the islands.

Some people are known for their rhythms. Portuguese ballroom dancing may have played an integral part in the development of these rhythms and their associated dances.

Tchiloli is a musical dance performance that tells a dramatic story. The dance Congo is similarly a combination of music, dance and theatre.

Part of the Cameroon volcanic mountain line, which also includes the islands of Annobon to the southwest, Bioko to the northeast and Mount Cameroon on the African west coast. Sao Tome is 50 kilometres long and 32 kilometres wide and the more mountainous of the two islands. Its peaks reach 2,024 meters. Swift streams radiating down the mountains through lush forest and cropland to the sea cross both islands.

At sea level, the climate is tropical hot and humid with average yearly temperatures of about 27 and little daily variation. At the interiors higher altitudes, the average yearly temperature is 20, and nights are generally cool. Annual rainfall varies from 5 m on the south western slopes to 1 m in the northern lowlands. The rainy season runs from October to May.

The island of Sao Tome is 32 by 48 kilometres in size and the more mountainous of the two islands. The capital, also named Sao Tome, lies on this island.

Sao Tome and Principe is divided into 2 provinces. Principe, Sao Tome.

The provinces are further divided into seven districts, six on Sao Tome and one on Principe.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Sao Tome Rental Site
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