Guided birdwatching tour to São Tomè and Principe 2021- Endemic Birds and Unique wildlife
This once-in-a-lifetime exploratory group trip, led by Dominic Mitchell, one of the world’s leading birding experts, will discover the unique birdlife and natural wonders of São Tomé and Príncipe. These beautiful Gulf of Guinea islands, sometimes termed the Galápagos of Africa, are for their size home to more endemic bird species than anywhere else on Earth.
You’ll be in expert hands as Dominic is the founder of Birdwatch, the UK’s leading magazine for keen birders. He is also a published author on all things ornithological, an experienced nature photographer, has watched birds on all seven continents and has travelled extensively around Macaronesia, as well as the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Confirmed Tour dates: tbc
From £3998 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: International flights from UK (guide price). Accommodation in São Tomé in twin share, en-suite rooms on a full board basis (Roca Sao Joao has shared bathrooms) and 2 nights camping (with all equipment). Only Lisbon Tryp hotel is on B&B basis. Half day bird watching in Lisbon. Return airport transfers on São Tomé. Fully guided throughout with local guide on bird watching excursions. Support from our local team when on the island. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and insurance. Additional excursions on free days.
The accommodation on this trip varies from small comfortable hotels to Eco Lodges to former plantation houses (Rocas) that have been tastefully renovated.
The main focus of this trip will be endemic birds of São Tomé and Principe. We'll have early starts on most days as the islands are on the equator and the sun sets just after 6pm.
This bird watching trip visits more or less the whole island, from the east coast all the way down to the southern tip to the interior and west of the island.