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!!

Top Birds

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

Top Mammals

Lesser Spot-nosed Monkey; Olive & Western Pied Colobus; chances for West African Potto, various 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

variable from comfrotable to simple

Ease of Birding

moderate with some challenging species

Number of Species Expected

275+

Other Attractions

Kakum canopy walkway, Cape Coast Slave Castle

Photographic Opportunities

worthwhile

What our clients say about us

Gregory de Klerk
SM, Ghana 2022

"1.Rockjumper is the premier birding tour company, with their professional guides, comprehensive tours, good logistics and strong support staff. 2. The local outfitter provided the best local support ever. The local guides were much more than good local guides. They jumped in whenever assistance was needed; from setting the tables, to serving food, to inspecting the restrooms, to getting us on a difficult bird, to providing plenty of water and to delivering luggage. The restaurants always had the food ready upon arrival. The local office pre-paid for our arrival Covid-19 tests. Our driver, slowed for every speed-bump and pothole. He only made 1 wrong turn, which we teased him about. We all felt safe with him at the wheel. 3. The hotels, food, accommodations and logistics were satisfactory and good. 4. Greg de Klerk, our Rockjumper guide, was attentive and interested in our welfare. Two good things Greg did was to ask the group for feedback, such as “Yes, I got the bird.” Many of us were too quiet. Also, I liked it when Greg said the birds full name, twice. Sometimes, he even said the name three times. Between the different accents (South African & American), my diminished hearing and the variation in bird names (Clements vs. IOC), getting the bird names can be a real challenge."

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.

Tuomas Seimola
NB & LL, Ghana 2018

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.

Mark Beevers
CL & RL - Ghana 2019

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.

Nigel Redman
SH, Ghana 2018

The Rockjumper guide, Nigel Redman, was great.

Ghana - Budget II 2024

22 Oct 2024 - 04 Nov 2024 (14 days)

USD3,295 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

Tour price (Per person): USD3,295 * GBP2,595 * EUR3,051 * AUD4,982

Single Supplement: USD250 * GBP197 * EUR231 * AUD378

Ghana - Budget 2025

20 Mar 2025 - 02 Apr 2025 (14 days)

USD3,595 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

Tour price (Per person): USD3,595 * GBP2,831 * EUR3,328 * AUD5,436

Single Supplement: USD540 * GBP425 * EUR500 * AUD816

Ghana - Budget 2026

19 Mar 2026 - 01 Apr 2026 (14 days)

USD3,700 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

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

Tour price (Per person): USD3,700 * GBP2,914 * EUR3,426 * AUD5,594

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