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Sao Tome and Principe

'Léve-léve' - calm and relaxed - is the way on São Tomé and Príncipe, which lie wonderfully isolated in the Atlantic, 250km off the west coast of Africa. If you like your destinations authentic, peaceful and pristine then look no further: the islands have slipped under the radar, and are only now gaining a reputation for their untouched landscapes and wonderful wildlife: vibrant endemic birds, migrating whales, and shimmering sea-life - including marine turtles, for whom the islands provide an invaluable nesting habitat. And when you're not hiking through the forest or wildlife-spotting, you can enjoy the tasty seafood, sample bean-fresh velvety chocolate, wander the crumbling capital, and spend lazy days on idyllic beaches.

See a selection of our suggested itineraries below and contact our Africa travel specialist,  Chris Evans, to arrange a tailor-made holiday to São Tomé and Príncipe on: +44 (0)1242 787 806.

Easily reached from the UK via Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe lie in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa, around 140km from one another. The two islands and several islets make up a beautiful, unspoiled archipelago home to just 6,000 people, only now gaining attention as a bastion for naturalists and all things authentic. The culture has been influenced by people from Congo, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola, resulting in a unique and rich cultural and artistic heritage - not to mention delicious cuisine.

A high proportion of the flora and fauna on São Tomé and Príncipe is believed to be endemic, and there are around 25 endemic birds among the 130 species. The islands are one of the world's most important nesting sites for five different species of marine turtles (Dec-March), and in summer you can also spot humpback whales off the coast. Below the surface, divers regularly encounter stingrays, eels, turtles, snappers and sea horses.  

Contact our Africa travel specialist, Chris Evans, to arrange your tailor-made Zimbabwe holiday on: +44 (0)1242 787806.

Wildlife of São Tomé and Príncipe

The pristine islands of São Tomé and Príncipe shelter a huge array of wildlife, from vibrant birds to forest monkeys and humpback whales. 

Contact Albee on +44 (0)1242 787 806 to organise your tailor-made São Tomé and Príncipe holiday.

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