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Our Team

They are the heart and soul of our journeys and they will be there for you throughout the trip, consider them your link to the island, your guides and friends. With them you'll do stuff that most travelers might back down on: eat unusual local foods, ride on the public transport and stay at sometimes simple but always authentic guesthouses, enjoying the down-to-earth hospitality of the locals. What the heck: you only live once!

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    BERNITO, THE ROAD GURU

    Bernito was born in 1986, in a small village called Boa Entrada. He is the middle son amongst 5 brothers. At the age of 18, he managed to get his driver’s license and today he is a taxi driver, well known in the local communities from the north to the south of Sao Tome. With Bernito and his van you will experience an entire culture on the road.

    Skills

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • French
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    SÓCIO, THE PASSIONATE MUSICIAN

    Socio was born in 1989, on Sao Tome Island, but at a young age he relocated to the small island of Principe. He is the oldest child of two brothers as well as a dedicated father and husband, well known in the community for his great charisma and for being a passionate musician. With Socio, a good mood, music and entertainment are guaranteed!

    Skills

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • French
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    TONI, THE JUNGLE GUIDE

    Toni started his career as a hunter, but immediately switched profession and went to work with his brother as a guide. Since, he has had additional training in several professions, taken a course in ornithology and bird conservation and worked on a study of endemic species. With Toni you will gain a new perspective on Sao Tome; he is a nature enthusiast and knows virtually every corner of this island.

    Skills

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • French
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    RATO, "THE HUMAN GPS"

    Rato has been called a "human GPS" – and one with a great personality! He knows the forest of Sao Tome like the back of his hand. He started his career as a hunter, but at the age of 16 he was recruited to work on a research program involving butterflies. He was then invited to join the ECOFAC Program for Conservation and Rational Utilization of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa, which lasted until the year 2000. Ever since, he has been working as a forest guide. With Rato you can be sure that you won't get lost!

    Skills

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • French
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    PEDRO ALMEIDA

    Pedro is the son-in-law every mother dreams of having! Born in Portugal, he moved to Sao Tome five years ago and now calls this small island his second home. He is a marvellous cook and an avid traveler, but perhaps the best way to describe him is as a surf enthusiast: if there are good waves, nothing else matters.

    Skills

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • French

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