Natural Reserve Obô was established in 2006 with the aim of protecting the rich biodiversity existing in the archipelago of São Tome and Principe. It occupies an area of 295 square kilometers comprising the two main islands.
The Obo Natural Park is a wildlife and flora sanctuary where many rare species can be observed, some of which are endangered. The high endemism that exists in the fo-rest of São Tome, and its importance, led to the international scientific community to classify this forest in 1988 as the se-cond most important for biodiversity conservation, among 75 African forests.
It’s located in the interior of São Tomé and Príncipe and is characterized by being a forest with permanent rainfall, which makes the access to some of its extensions difficult. It is an ideal place for contact with the existing biodiversity in the islands. The most favorable period to visit it is during the dry season – at the end of December and January, and from June to September.