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

Dennis Yong was certainly knowledgeable on his birds and all other wildlife. I have to hand it to him, he has YEARS of experience and it shows.

Dennis's knowledge & ability to imitate bird calls is phenomenal. He is also an interesting person to travel with. I enjoyed Eric's humour and felt he handled the group well.

The tour was very enjoyable and interesting. Doug McCulloch's knowledge of his subject was encyclopaedic, and was as keen as mustard to share it and find us lots of birds.

I had a wonderful time. Our Rockjumper guide, Holly Faithfull, was terrific. She made the cruise, which was already excellent, even better.

Expert guiding by Keith and Glen Valentine, aided by fabulous local talent, ensured we saw the maximum number of endemics and other birds and mammals. Perhaps more importantly, these two brothers enjoyed their time together and provided a warm, friendly and caring environment in which we all had a good time with lots of laughs, and looked out for each other to ensure everyone got on the birds and did not falter on a tough hike or challenging car ride.

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