The best period to watch turtles  

Sao Tome and Principe islands have the largest variety of sea turtles in Central Africa. There you will find impressive species of turtles, such as the green turtle (chelonia mydas), giant tortoise, the small turtle, the hawksbill turtle, or even species of endangered turtles. For millions of year, mixed turtles still come to stretch on the paradisiacal beaches of the archipelago. On the island of Sao Tome, the turtles can be seen in the North and South, whereas in Principe. The best beaches that they can be found are located in the North and Northeast.

Come and watch the magical moment, which the turtles arrive on the beach to spawn during the month of January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December.

A little secret? The three best beaches to watch the giant tortoise in the archipelago are the following: Jalé (Sao Tome), Boi (Principe) and Grande (Príncipe).

The best period to watch birds

Sao Tome & Principe is considered an extraordinary place to watch birds. Scientists have count more than 140 species. The number of endemic birds in the archipelago is the same as the Galapagos islands, whose territory is largest than Seychelles. Furthermore, the birds in Sao Tome and Principe are much easier to find than in Hawaii.  These are the factors that probably make these species of endemic birds much easier to watch and more grouped in the world. Among the endemic species, you will have the opportunity to admire the Lanius newtoni, the Crithagra concolor, the Amaurocichla bocagei, or even the Nectarinia thomensis.

The best months to watch birds in São Tomé & Príncipe : January, February, June, July, August, September.

Come on, can we tell you another secret? The best places to watch the most beautiful fur in São Tomé and Príncipe are : ilhéu das Rolas, Malanza  Mangrove, the  florest around São João dos Angolares, Obô Natural Park , Morro Leste (in Príncipe). 

Dolphins and whales in Sao Tome & Principe

We are in a unique ecosystem with unique features. The dolphins can be seen in any time of the year, while humpback whales only visit the turquoise waters  that surrounds the archipelago, during the months of July to October after leaving their summer feeding areas located at low latitudes to more tropical areas for mating and gestation.

With the presence of beautiful whales and friendly dolphins, the blue of the Atlantic Ocean becomes even more magical and blessed, involving the two islands and islets. Be part of those few privileged individuals and admire the beauty of this marine fauna of the islands at the center of the world.

Best months to see dolphins and whales in Sao Tome and Principe: July, August, September and October.

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