Overview

Located on one of the turtle beaches in Sao Tome, the guard at the Praia Inhame Eco Lodge will wake you up at night if he sees turtles.

Turtle watching 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 Sao Tome.

On Principe, the best beaches to find them are in the north and north east.

Best time to go

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