Ghana is a West African destination like no other: it is a politically stable, English-speaking nation that is acknowledged as the friendliest country in the region. It is also one of the safest countries in which the Upper Guinea forest block, an internationally recognised Endemic Bird Area, can be accessed, and our birding tour of Ghana allows for a thorough exploration of the most exciting West African birding habitats. From Guinea savanna to lush rainforest, we will see much of what Ghana has to offer, promising a truly impressive bird tally and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our days in this wonderful country will be spent ambling forested trails, scanning for canopy species from a fabulous walkway, and exploring vast tracts of deciduous woodland. Typical African families such as turacos, barbets, sunbirds and greenbuls are particularly well represented, yielding a colourful and interesting bounty of species. Furthermore, we also have the opportunity to see one of Africa’s most highly sought-after birds – the fabled White-necked Rockfowl!



Top Birds

White-necked Rockfowl; Violet & Guinea Turacos; Blue Cuckooshrike; Red-billed Helmetshrike; Tit Hylia; Bearded barbet; Four-banded Sandgrouse; Fraser's Eagle-Owl; Pel's Fishing Owl; Standard-winged Nightjar; Yellow-footed Honeyguide; Oriole Warbler; Red-throated & Black Bee-eaters; Black Dwarf Hornbill; Congo Serpent Eagle; Long-tailed Hawk; African Piculet; Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat; Red-cheeked Wattle-eye.

Top Mammals

West African Potto; Lesser Spot-nosed & Lowe’s Monkeys; Olive & Western Pied Colobus; African Elephant; Common Warthog; Waterbuck; Bushbuck; Kob;

Habitats Covered

lowland rainforest, broad-leaved woodlands, wetlands, Sahelian savanna

Expected Climate

hot conditions; dry in the north and humid in the south

Max Group Size

10 with 1 Rockjumper tour leader

Tour Pace & Walking

Our Relaxed series of tours are designed to focus on having an enjoyable holiday with a bird and wildlife focus. Where possible; we have reduced or removed long drives, single night stays and poor/rustic accommodation. We have also sought to reduce or remove difficult hikes, narrow/muddy trails and otherwise oppressive environmental conditions. Early starts and night birding are mostly optional, and we will not spend much time searching for difficult and/or skulking species. These tours are not suitable for hardcore birders and listers, or dedicated photographers.


comfortable hotels and lodges

Ease of Birding


Other Attractions

Kakum canopy walkway, Cape Coast Slave Castle, Mole National Park

Photographic Opportunities

worthwhile to good

What our clients say about us

André Bernon
AO, Ghana 2021

The tour was excellent and exceeded all my expectations. Andre was excellent and good fun.

André Bernon
CL & RL, Ghana 2020

Andre proved to be an excellent lead guide and was very well supported by Mark. They had a very good knowledge of the birds of Ghana and knew where to look for them and how to locate them. They got on well and provided us with excellent company. We were very pleased with our bird list, with many rare and highly desirable species. The Picathartes was the major reason we went to Ghana and was, for us, the highlight of the trip and the views were superb.

Local Leader
PE & AS, Ghana 2022

We have just returned from our Ghana trip and I would like to report that we both had an amazing time. Everything went very smoothly and I would like to express our thanks to both our local guide and driver for their patience, dedication and enthusiasm. They worked tirelessly and with a lot of patience to accommodate us in what we were trying find and film with the result that we captured some amazing wildlife shots including a lot of the rarer birds and a vast array of butterflies, bugs, orchids ect. I would without doubt recommend this trip especially with these two at the helm.

Nigel Redman
SH, Ghana 2018

The Rockjumper guide, Nigel Redman, was great.

Keith Valentine
JA, Ghana 2015

Excellent isn’t really adequate to describe the skills and personality of Keith. Phenomenal would be closer to the truth.

Ghana - Birds & Wildlife (Relaxed) 2025

23 Jan 2025 - 04 Feb 2025 (13 days)

USD7,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Gregory de Klerk

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD7,000 * GBP5,763 * EUR6,629 * AUD10,967

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