Overview

Our extension takes us to the seldom visited islands of São Tomé & Príncipe, tucked away in the Gulf of Guinea, 180 miles off the African coastline. Amongst dramatic scenery, we will search for all 28 endemic birds including some heart-stoppers such as São Tomé (Dwarf Olive) Ibis, Giant Sunbird, Giant Weaver, the enigmatic São Tomé Fiscal, Dohrn’s Thrush-Babbler, São Tomé Shorttail, Timneh Parrot (recently split from Grey Parrot), and 2 species of strange speirops. These are but a few of the incredible highlights we look forward to sharing with you in this most exciting and forgotten corner of Africa!

2022 Prices are an estimate, dates are not confirmed and may change.

Tour Facts Top Birds
São Tomé (Dwarf Olive) Ibis, Giant & Príncipe Sunbirds, São Tomé Grosbeak, São Tomé Fiscal, São Tomé Green Pigeon, São Tomé Olive (Maroon) Pigeon, Island Bronze-naped Pigeon, Timneh Parrot, São Tomé Spinetail, Dohrn’s Thrush-Babbler, São Tomé Paradise Flycatcher, São Tomé Shorttail (Bocage’s Longbill), São Tomé Oriole, Príncipe & Black-capped Speirops, São Tomé Prinia, Príncipe Starling, São Tomé & Príncipe White-eyes, Príncipe Seedeater, São Tomé & Príncipe Thrushes, Giant, Príncipe & São Tomé Weavers
Habitats Covered
lowland and hill forest, grassland, streams, mangroves, shoreline
Expected Climate
hot & humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate with some tougher walks
Accommodation
very comfortable resorts/lodges to very basic camping
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tricky forest species
Photographic Opportunities
good
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André in particular went out of his way to make sure our stay was as wonderful as it could be. Andre is also a great guide, with the ability to spot just about everything that moves, even if the movement is only breathing.

Glen and Dennis did a fantastic job on this tour. Birding in the lowland rainforest looking for Pittas was certainly a challenge! Glen was informative, patient and persistent, and did his best in making sure that the entire group saw these fascinating birds. The itinerary was comprehensive, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful trip.

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I am not a twitcher or even a knowledgeable birdwatcher, but I am always keen to see new things. Our ranger André had a huge knowledge of birds. He shared this and more about all the flora and fauna that we came across. He explained about insects and trees as we passed them and didn't fail to answer a question.

We felt that the trip was very well organised and efficient so we could spend as much time in the field as possible. Glen was a terrific guide - excellent birder as well as his concern that everyone was seeing the birds. Glen was very even in his manner at all times and with everyone.

The game drives were fantastic, André’s knowledge and attention to detail could certainly be used as the benchmark for all lodges. We were often stopping to wipe away the tears of laughter and the times spent on the drives with André will certainly be remembered. Hats off to you André, you really made our trip!!!

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