We traveled to Gabon and the islands of Sao Tome and Principe in August, 2000, spending several days in the coastal rain forest near Iguela looking for animals and birds. We were hoping to see lowland gorillas and chimpanzees but were only able to see their signs and hear their calls. We did see many elephants and buffalo as well as monkees such as mangabeys and colobus. We also spent time in the interior at Lope where there is a mix of savanna and forest. At the end of the trip, we went to the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe, a former Portugese colony, looking for more birds. These islands are known for a variety of endemic bird species. Here are a few pictures from the trip.