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 into 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 is 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!!
White-necked Rockfowl; White-crested Tiger Heron; chances for Spot-breasted Ibis; Congo Serpent Eagle; Long-tailed Hawk; Fraser’s & Akun Eagle-Owls; chances for Rufous Fishing Owl; Red-chested Owlet; Yellow-footed Honeyguide; Oriole Warbler; Blue-moustached, Rosy & Black Bee-eaters; Fire-bellied Woodpecker; African Piculet; White-crested & Black Dwarf Hornbills; Rufous-sided Broadbill; Nimba, Little Grey & Tessmann’s Flycatchers; Red-cheeked Wattle-eye; Fernando Po Batis; Red-fronted Antpecker; Puvel’s Illadopsis; Sharpe’s Apalis; Green-tailed Bristlebill; Western Bearded & Red-tailed Greenbuls; Forest Scrub Robin; Buff-throated & Mangrove Sunbirds; numerous Upper Guinea Forest endemics
Lesser Spot-nosed Monkey; Olive & Western Pied Colobus; chances for West African Potto, various forest duikers
lowland rainforest, broad-leaved woodlands, grassland
hot & humid conditions
8 with local birding leader
moderate pace, undemanding forest and woodland trails
variable from comfrotable to simple
moderate with some challenging species
Kakum canopy walkway, Cape Coast Slave Castle
Andre is an excellent lead guide – extremely good with people and logistics as well as birds and other wildlife. We would select another tour lead by him in a second.
Tuomas Seimola is a great find. He’s a fantastic birder, and even though it was his first trip to W Africa, he is an obvious quick study. Tuomas is steady, personable, and funny. He wasn’t just the leader of our good group, but part of the group. We really enjoyed and appreciated him.
Heard all about the trip from the guys and they all reckoned it to be their best ever to West Africa. All the pax only had praise for you... Thanks a million for the few days we had in the field together and overly impressed by your bird finding and leading skills. Way better than I ever was at your age and you have so much patience and never stop smiling ... what is your secret?
I loved this tour, Andre was outstanding, very knowledgeable and eager to get everyone on the 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.
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