Top tourist attractions in Sao Tome and Principe
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Obo Natural Park
Obo Natural Park or Ôbo Natural Park is a natural park of São Tomé and Príncipe, covering some 235 km² of São Tomé Island in its south and 65 km² of Príncipe Island. Despite its name, it has the category of national park of the IUCN. The park is known internationally amongst conservationists for its biologically rich dense virgin rainforests. It is also characterized by a wide range of biotopes, from lowland and mountain forests, to mangroves and savanna area, which contribute to its unique ecosystem. The park includes virgin Atlantic high altitude rainforest and secondary rainforest which contains abandoned plantations. In 1988, scientists classified the forests of São Tomé and Príncipe as the second most important in terms of biological interest out of 75 forests of Africa; most of the species found in the islands are found in the national park. The WWF has listed the forests of the national park as among the Global 200, the 200 most important biological areas on the planet and the forest of Obo is listed as an Important Bird Area of Africa. The Pico Cão Grande is located in the southern-central part of the park on the island of Sao Tomé and rises dramatically in a needle-like shape over 300 metres above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 663 metres above sea level.
Pico Cão Grande
The Pico Cão Grande is a landmark needle-shaped volcanic plug peak in São Tomé and Príncipe, in the south of São Tomé Island in Obo National Park. It rises dramatically over 300 m above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 663 m above sea level.