São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tomé and Príncipe is the second-smallest African country in terms of population (the Seychelles being the smallest). It is the smallest country in the world that is not a former British overseas territory, a former United States trusteeship, or one of the European microstates. It is also the smallest Portuguese-speaking country.
Like no other islands in the Atlantic Ocean, these exotic and beautiful islands seems to embody a kind of lush tropical paradise usually associated with the south pacific. The atmosphere here is an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea, air and fantastically abundant vegetation plus un-crowded, sandy beaches
São Tomé and Príncipe does not have a large number of native mammals but the islands are home to a large number of endemic birds and plants, including the world’s smallest ibis (the São Tomé Ibis), the world’s largest sunbird (the Giant sunbird) and the rare São Tomé Fiscal. They are an important marine turtle nesting site, notably for hawksbill turtles.