Ilha de Orango

Lonely Planet review

West of Bubaque is Ilha de Orango, which, along with several other islands, forms part of the Orango Islands National Park. To get there you will need to island-hop toward the village of Eticoga on the west coast, a good base from which to enter the park.

The vegetation is mainly palm groves and light woodland, with significant areas of mangrove and mud flats exposed at low tide. The park's inhabitants include rare saltwater species of hippo and crocodile, and the area is particularly good for birds. This is also one of the largest green and Ridley turtle-nesting sites on the west African coast.