Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Principe - 12 days
Island Africa – Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé
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Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tomé combine beautiful island scenery with colonial heritage, with tourism rare on both islands. Equatorial Guinea is a small country composed of a forested continental region similar to Gabon and south Cameroon and an island, Bioko, a unique tropical jewel in the middle of the Gulf of Guinea. This trip is centered on Bioko, formerly Fernando Po during the Spanish colonial rule, where you can experience its interesting volcanic landscapes, look for turtles nesting, and uncover the remnants of its Latin colonial past.

With a rich cultural heritage and good infrastructure, São Tomé and Principe form one of the smallest independent states in the world, located on an alignment of once-active volcanoes, with rugged landscapes, dense primary tropical forests, and beaches of black and white sand. Discovered in 1470 by Portuguese navigators, this cone-shaped volcanic island that culminates in the 2,025-metre Pico de São Tomé offers dramatic landscapes of torrents and waterfalls, secluded beaches, sheer sea cliffs, tropical forest and extensive cacao plantations. Wander through old colonial streets, experience plantation life at São João, and see a very different side of Africa.