Overview

As a bird watching destination Sao Tome and Principe is still relatively unknown, which is surprising considering the list is pretty impressive with at least 26 endemic species to discover making this a fantastic place for bird watching holidays.

Most of the key sightings are relatively easy to spot, though for a few you’ll need a little patience! The experience can be low key with observations from the balcony of your accommodation to one of our more in-depth, specialist led bird watching tours which involve early starts, walks through the jungle and canoe trips through the mangrove swamps.

The knowledge of local guides is limited, however if you know what you are looking for then they should be able to help get a few more onto your list.

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