Overview

For our Ghana Budget birding tour we have cherry-picked the very best and most accessible birding sites of this fantastic country and packaged this in a shorter and more cost effective offering. This tour is primarily focused on Ghana’s incredible forests which include the famous Kakum canopy walkway, vast Ankasa Forest and the unique Atewa range. One of the major highlights will be seeing the incredible White-necked Rockfowl and the tour will also target many of Ghana’s most special species, including the likes of Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Akun Eagle-Owl, Blue-moustached, Rosy and Black Bee-eaters, Fire-bellied Woodpecker, White-crested and Black Dwarf Hornbills, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Buff-throated Sunbird and a plethora of superb Upper Guinea Forest endemics!

Tour Facts Top Birds
White-necked Rockfowl, White-crested Tiger Heron, chances for Spot-breasted Ibis, Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Fraser’s & Akun Eagle-Owl, chances for Rufous Fishing Owl, Red-chested Owlet, Yellow-footed Honeyguide, Oriole Warbler, Blue-moustached, Rosy and Black Bee-eaters, Fire-bellied Woodpecker, African Piculet, White-crested and Black Dwarf Hornbills, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Nimba, Little Grey & Tessmann’s Flycatcher, Red-cheeked Wattle-eye, Fernando Po Batis, Red-fronted Antpecker, Puvel’s Illadopsis, Sharpe’s Apalis, Green-tailed Bristlebill, Western Bearded & Red-tailed Greenbul, Forest Scrub Robin, Buff-throated Sunbird and a numerous Upper Guinea Forest endemics
Top Mammals
Spot-nosed & Lowe’s Monkey, Olive & Western Pied Colobus, chances for Potto, forest duikers
Habitats Covered
lowland rainforest, broad-leaved woodlands, grassland
Expected Climate
hot & humid conditions
Max Group Size
8 with local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, undemanding forest and woodland trails
Accommodation
comfortable hotels except at Ankasa, where we will be camping just outside the park
Ease of Birding
moderate with some challenging species
Number of Species Expected
275+
Other Attractions
Kakum canopy walkway, Cape Coast Slave Castle
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Wayne Jones is an exceptional birding guide with his ability to hear, identify, spot and describe the field marks of so many elusive birds.

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.

The tour was well planned and well paced. The Tour Leader Stephan and Local Guide were both excellent, and worked well as a team. Indeed they were the icing on the cake as to making the tour so good.

Congratulations to our guides (Tuomas Seimola and Victor) who were simply excellent. Tuomas was always helpful and smiling. In addition to knowing all of the birds he did a great job of communicating the information.

Wayne Jones is a terrific guide, and the local guides/vehicle/driver were excellent. I got 60-odd new birds, which I think was very good. Your office staff are excellent: helpful, on-the-ball and quick.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2021 DEPARTURES
2022 DEPARTURES
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