In 2018 we are planning to run an expert-led guided birdwatching trip to São Tomé with an experienced ornithologist. This little known and undiscovered bird watching destination has to be one of the ‘must’ places to explore for all well-travelled birdwatchers. With over 75 species regularly seen and at least 26 endemics birds, the islands really are a ‘must’ place to go. With careful planning and local support, we hope to observe the incredible giant sunbird, the more elusive Dwarf Olive Ibis and if lucky the São Tomé oriole and scops owl. Many species are relatively easy to spot and we may not have to venture far for some great sightings. However, we will also be undertaking guided walks through the rainforests with a knowledgeable local spotter, which should help increase your overall list of sightings.
If you are interested in joining this trip, please contact us to register your interest.
Price 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). Only Lisbon Tryp hotel is on B&B basis. 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. 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.