Serra da Malagueta mountains, Santiago island, Cabo Verde
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Info. Serra da Malagueta mountains on Santiago island, Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde ('Green Cape'), located about 570 kilometres off the western coast of Africa, consists of 10 volcanic islands. We're in the northern part of the island of Santiago looking at the Serra da Malagueta mountain range, which is protected as a national park that was established in 2005 and covers 774 hectares. At over 1,000 metres, the mountains are the highest point of northern Santiago and offer views of nearby Fogo and Maio islands. The park features over 100 species of plants and 19 species of birds.