São Tomé Príncipe: A taste of Africa's Galápagos

The Africa Report,
24 April 2015, São Tomé & Príncipe

The islands of São Tomé, Príncipe and their archipegalo, which lie in the Gulf of Guinea about 250km off the coast of Gabon, are likened to the Galápagos Islands for a very specific reason: like their Pacific cousins, which contributed to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, these isolated volcanic islands have an incredible number of plant and animal species unique to them.