The only national park in the country, Obô has sections on both São Tomé and Príncipe islands and covers nearly 30% of the islands’ total area. The park’s 300 square kilometres consist mainly of lush primary rainforests, mangroves, swamps and savannah grasslands. In 1988 scientists classified the forests found in STP as the second most important for biological interest of the 75 forests of Africa. As well as the endemic birds there is also a shrew and three species of bat among the six mammal endemics; six snakes and various geckos making up the 14 endemic reptiles; eight endemic amphibians, and over 100 endemic plants.
Highlights of São Tomé & Príncipe
Obo National Park