Kap Verde

Beschreibung

Cabo Verde, Vulcano of Ilha do Fogo

Cape Verde is an island country in the Atlantic, about 500 km off the coast of West-African Senegal. As a country it is relatively young, having gained independence from Portugal only in 1975. It consists of 6 windward islands ((Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista) and 4 leeward islands (Maio, Santiago, Fogo, and Brava), all of volcanic origin and relatively arid with rainfall (if any) only from August until October. It’s greenest between september and january. Santiago is the largest Island, Mt Pico (2829 m) on Fogo Island is an active volcano and Cape Verde's highest peak. Not all islands are equally mountainous, and some are outright deserts.

The island group can be compared with the Canarian Islands, also dry and volcanic, but they are smaller, more the size of the Azores.

Most popular for hiking are the islands of Santiago, Fogo, Santo Antão, São Nicolau and São Vicente. Landscape, fishing villages, tropical vegetation combined with bizarre rock formations, it all adds to an exotic walking experience. Moreover, tourism has brought facilities, also inland, and cheap package holidays bring the islands within reach for everyone. Trails are sometimes marked, and it is possible to hire a guide locally. Hiking maps and trail descriptions are available.

Barlavento Islands

  • Santo Antão, 779 km2, 47.000 inhabitants, mountainous, exotic, walkers paradise
  • Boa Vista, 620 km2, 5.000 inhabitants, flat semi-desert inland for the adventurous hiker
  • São Nicolau, 338 km2, 13.000 inhabitants, marked trails around exotic Monte Gordo
  • São Vicente, 227 km2, 83.000 inhabitants, dry and eroded
  • Sal, 216 km2, 25.000 inhabitants, semi-desert and unique salt ponds

Sotavento Islands

  • São Tiago, Santiago, 991 km2, 290.000 inhabitants, mountainous and green interior, good for hiking
  • Fogo, 476 km2, 39.000 inhabitants, climb the active volcano and enjoy the local coffee and wine
  • Maio, 269 km2, 8.000 inhabitants, flat and dry but pretty, and good for hiking
  • Brava, 67 km2, 6.000 inhabitants, green, rugged interior, and undiscovered by mass tourism

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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Pocket Guide Cape Verde Islands - Kaapverdische Eilanden | Berlitz
  • Handige reisgids op zakformaat met korte, bondige en duidelijke informatie over de eilanden en bezienswaardige plekken. Berlitz Pocket Guide Cape Verde Islands is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this tiny West African nation has to offer. The Where to Go... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Reisgids Reise-Taschenbuch Kapverdische Inseln | Dumont
  • Susanne Lipps studierte Geografie, Geologie und Botanik und bereiste die Kapverdischen Inseln sehr intensiv. Oliver Breda leitet in Kap Verde regelmäßig Wanderreisen. Für den DuMont Reiseverlag haben die beiden außerdem Reiseführer über La Gomera und Andalusien geschrieben.DE Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Cape Verde Islands - Kaapverdische Eilanden | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Als er geen Lonely Planet is, is dit het alternatief ... En vaak nog beter ook. De beste gids over de Kaapverdische eilanden met alle mogelijke informatie, zowel praktisch (eten, slapen, reizen) als achtergronden over cultuur, landschap en bevolking. Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde islands is the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Marco Polo ENG Cape Verde - Kaapverdië | MairDumont
  • Marco Polo Pocket Guide Cape Verde: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Explore Cape Verde with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the islands’ trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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