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!
São Tomé (Dwarf Olive) Ibis, São Tomé Green Pigeon, São Tomé Olive Pigeon, Island Bronze-naped Pigeon, Timneh Parrot (split from Grey Parrot), Príncipe & São Tomé Kingfisher, São Tomé Spinetail, Giant & Príncipe Sunbird, São Tomé Grosbeak, São Tomé Fiscal, Dohrn’s Thrush-Babbler (Dohrn’s Flycatcher), Tomé Paradise Flycatcher, São Tomé Shorttail (Bocage’s Thrush-babbler / Bocage’s Longbill), São Tomé Oriole, Príncipe & Black-capped Speirops, São Tomé Prinia, Príncipe Starling, São Tomé White-eye, São Príncipe Seedeater, São Tomé Thrush (Olivaceous / Gulf of Guinea Thrush), Giant, Príncipe (Golden) & São Tomé Weaver
Lowland and hill forest, grassland, streams, mangroves, shoreline
Hot & humid
Moderate with some tougher walks