Bombaim Falls

Bombaim Falls, São Tomé
Bombaim Falls / João Máximo, Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

Main characteristics

Coordinates: 0.2490 N 6.6440 E
No:416        (list of all attractions)
Values:Geology, Visual
Address:Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé near Bombaim, some 1.4 km east from the main plantation house
Name in Portuguese:Cascata de Bombaim
Height:˜ 10 m
Stream:Abade (?)

This small waterfall is located in spectacular jungle setting. It falls down along moss and fern covered cliff.

Waterfall is accessible from an old cacao plantation home - Roça de Bombaim, which serves now as a hotel. Here still is grown one of world's best cacao.

There is one more waterfall nearby - this waterfall also is gorgeous, located some 750 m to the north from the main plantation house.


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Landmarks of São Tomé and Príncipe

Pico Cão Grande, São Tomé
Pico Cão Grande rising above the rainforest / Helena Van Eykeren, CC BY 2.0

Although São Tomé and Príncipe is very small country, it has amazing scenery and some exciting landmarks.

Visually most impressive is the fantastic Pico Cão Grande, but even more amazing is the unique montane rainforest in both main islands. Here live hundreds of species not met anymore else in the world.

This small African country has also some outstanding architecture landmarks, to some extent it even resembles a reserve of historical Portuguese colonial architecture.

Waterfalls and rapids

Iguazu Falls from air
Iguazu Falls from air. Brazil to the right, Argentina - to the left. / Gorkaazk, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0

Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.

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