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Odaire, & Irinew

Driving you in style! Odaire and Elvis are our trusted drivers taking you on tour and looking after your belongings so you are free to enjoy every minute of your excursion.

Jonathan Jones
Explore Cape Verde Owner and Guide

'My favourite tour is 'Bike and Hike'. I like the view from the top of Serra Negra and the chilled out vibe of Kite Beach'

Who will be your guide? 

Tui & Thomas Cook 

​Explore Cape Verde offer tours to clients of both Tui and Thomas Cook travel companies whilst on holiday in Sal. 

Project Biodiversity

Project Biodiversity are the sole conservation charity based in Sal, working to protect its native flora and fauna. Focusing on key species, the project work to protect the nesting loggerhead turtle, red billed tropicbird and osprey, as well as protecting their natural habitat. With an ever expanding education programme they are reaching school and youth groups, teaching them biology and conservation, so the next generation can protect their home and all its inhabitants. Learn more about the project at their website by clicking on their photo! You can even adopt a turtle (symbolically of course!) and have a great gift for a loved one (or even yourself!) whilst supporting this important project. Explore Cape Verde donates a percentage of their profits from its nature excursions towards Project Biodiversity. 

Julio Rocha

Our local liason born in the town of Palmeira, Sal. 

Eddyr Barros

A marine biologist from Sao Vicente and a relative of the famous Cape Verdean artist Kiki Lima, Eddyr has many stories and interesting snippets to add to your tour.

Rutland Ospreys

Establishing a new partnership with Rutland Ospreys allows avid bird watchers to continue their hobby whilst on holiday in Sal. Visit their website to see the great work they do in the UK and to join them in bird watching at home; ​

Explore Cape Verde was established in 2015 to provide professional and educational nature excursions to guests of Sal island.  As a fully licensed company (and protected species license holders), we are the leading example in providing a sustainable form of tourism to highlight Cape Verde’s natural beauty and amazing wildlife, all whilst minimising any impact of human activities. We believe eco-tourism should benefit conservation activities therefore shares of our profits are donated to the sole conservation project based on Sal, Project Biodiversity.

Transport Manager

Ensuring all our drivers and buses are where they need to be to get you on your way! Maybe you'll be lucky enough to be driven by Manuel himself...

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In 2017 Explore Cape Verde paired with Traveleyes to provide bespoke excursions for their group of blind or partially impaired guests. You can learn more about the Traveleyes group here;


Our Partnerships

Dan 'the man' Joyce

World traveller, 'Dan the Man', was working in Boa Vista in turtle conservation before joining the Explore Cape Verde team.

Nature Excursions

Explore Cape Verde

Rua 1 De Junho, Santa Maria
Telephone :  +238 5901549