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São Tomé and Príncipe


Its strong link to nature is one of the main attractions of the archipelago of São Tomé e Príncipe. Because there are a lot of green peaks, a vast fauna and because all of this remains untouched, the islands became real temples for the lovers of natural sanctuaries.

The Obô National Park (www.obopark.com) is a protected park in the island of São Tomé which maintains the heritage of traditional plantations. The natural reserve was created in 2006 with the intention to protect the rich biodiversity of the archipelago. It occupies an area of 295 square kilometres which includes two islands (30% of the surface of the São Tomé island and more than 50% of the Príncipe island), where you can observe rare species, some practically extinct. The park is located in the interior of the islands and is noted by high forests, with permanent precipitation due to humidity, which makes access difficult. Still, there are many paths taking the visitors to waterfalls and lagoons.One of the activities most appreciated in the island is bird watching. There are 130 known bird species and 40 bird families in the two islands. Most can be found south of São Tomé, but, for example, in the jungles of Príncipe, there are many parrots who live in the island freely.

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