Witness the magical moment when turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on one of our turtle watching holidays. It is an unforgettable experience to see these massive pre-historic reptiles haul themselves onto the beach, dig their nests, get into a trance, lay their eggs, cover them up and return to sea again.

Four different endangered turtle species (Olive Ridley, Green, Hawksbill, Leatherback) can be spotted on both the southern and northern beaches of São Tomé. On Principe, the best beaches to find them are in the north and north east.

Don’t worry about falling asleep, the guard at the Praia Inhame Eco Lodge on São Tomé will wake you up at night if he spots turtles.

You can read more about what to expect from a turtle watching trip, and how we make sure turtle watching is low impact and sustainable here.



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