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!

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

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
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials
RS

Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

LM

Rockjumper's office staff continue with their excellent high level of client services. Prompt, concise and courteous replies are a trade-mark of the Rockjumper staff.

H

Marius Coetzee is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced safari (field) guides I have met on my more than 30 trips to Africa. His knowledge of the bush and ability to work with his tracker to find animals is unique and appreciated. As an accomplished photographer, Marius knows how to position his vehicle to get the best photograph and has the patience to make sure that his guests see what they need.

K

Andre, our guide, has such an infectious nature, which had a huge positive effect on our stay. His incredible knowledge of birds was indeed humbling. A birder's paradise and a guide passionate about birds and nature - what more could one ask for?

B

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.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
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