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, 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
lowland and hill forest, grassland, streams, mangroves, shoreline
hot & humid
moderate with some tougher walks