São Tomé and Príncipe
Embark on an extraordinary safari adventure to the tropical islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. With their rich biodiversity and secluded beaches, these hidden gems offer a unique experience in an untouched paradise. Explore Obo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where dense rainforests and cascading waterfalls create a wild playground. Trek through lush jungles, encountering vibrant birds and endemic flora along the way. Dive into deserted beaches, bask in the serenity, and let the soothing waves wash your worries away.
São Tomé and Príncipe's commitment to conservation ensures a sustainable experience. Luxurious safari lodges provide comfort amidst the untamed surroundings. Immerse yourself in the magic of these islands, where nature reigns supreme, and unforgettable safari memories are waiting to be made.
Discover the tropical islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. These lesser-known gems offer an enchanting blend of ecological wonders, deserted beaches, and a sense of discovering a lost world. With their rich biodiversity and island landscapes, these islands promise an unforgettable safari experience.
São Tomé and Príncipe boast a remarkable abundance of endemic species, making them a true paradise for nature enthusiasts. With more endemic species per square kilometre than anywhere else on Earth, the islands are a haven of unique flora and fauna. Explore Obo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where dense rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and winding trails create an immersive wilderness experience. Embark on thrilling treks through lush jungles, accompanied by the melodic calls of vibrant birds and the sight of endemic plants.
The islands' pristine coastline beckons with deserted beaches, offering a serene escape from the bustling world. Picture yourself strolling along sun-kissed shores, feeling the soft sand beneath your feet, and listening to the soothing rhythm of the waves. These idyllic beaches provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and introspection.
For the adventurous souls, a visit to Pico Cão Grande is a must. This iconic volcanic plug stands tall, offering a challenging trek to its summit. As you ascend, the panoramic vistas unfold before you, rewarding your efforts with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscapes.
São Tomé and Príncipe are committed to preserving their ecological wonders, with a focus on sustainable practices and conservation initiatives. By choosing to explore these islands, you contribute to the preservation of their natural heritage and support their future sustainability.
At the end of each exhilarating day, find comfort and luxury in the exquisite safari lodges. Experience warm hospitality and indulge in the flavours of São Tomé and Príncipe through delectable local cuisine.
With its tropical allure, remarkable biodiversity, and a sense of uncharted exploration, São Tomé and Príncipe offer an unforgettable safari experience. Embrace the magic of these islands, where untouched landscapes and endemic wonders await your discovery. Get ready to create cherished memories that will linger long after your journey comes to an end.
highlights of São Tomé and Príncipe
obo national park
Obo Natural Park is a natural, national and very important park located in the southern part of the island of São Tomé. Covering an area of some 235 km², almost a third of the entire island, there is also a small section that was created in 2012 which is included from the island of Príncipe making the grand total area 300 km². Covered with lush green forests, mangroves, swamps and Savannah grasslands, there are also plenty of magnificent waterfalls which are cascading down the slopes of the mountains, all the way to the black and white beaches. Discover this park on thrilling treks through lush jungles, accompanied by the melodic calls of vibrant birds and the sight of endemic plants.
Pico Cão Grande
Pico Cão Grande, or as the translation would be Great Dog Peak, is a towering needle-shaped volcanic plug peak, located on the São Tomé Island in Obo National Park. It is in the central part of the park and among the most well-known places. The total height of this extinct volcano is over 663 meters. It rises dramatically over the surrounding terrain and is surrounded by lush green forest, mosses and evergreens. This is one of the most interesting places to visit if you spend time on São Tomé Island. (Picture © Philippe Bourachot)