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
MG, Ghana 2023

The Ghana tour was difficult is some ways due to the heat, humidity, dense forest birding, and limited facilities. That said, the birds were and the trip was well organized and brilliantly led by Greg and our local guide!

André Bernon
RA, Ghana 2020

Andre was really good. I feel he is a potential superstar leader. He has great birding skills and his people skills a pretty good too and will improve with time. He is at his best when helping the tour group work on those tough skulkers. On our next to last day we got three or four of these tough to see birds and it was all due to Andre's skill and patience in dealing with the birders in the group. It was very impressive. That day was one of the best birding days I've had and it involved a lot of hiking. I'd certainly recommend any birding trip with Andre as a guide.

Tuomas Seimola
DK & PK, Ghana 2018

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.

André Bernon
RL, Ghana 2019

I loved this tour, Andre was outstanding, very knowledgeable and eager to get everyone on the birds.

Stephan Lorenz
ID, Ghana 2019

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.

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 * GBP2,598 * EUR3,044 * AUD5,023

Single Supplement: USD250 * GBP197 * EUR231 * AUD381

Ghana - Budget 2025

20 Mar 2025 - 02 Apr 2025 (14 days)

USD4,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

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

Tour price (Per person): USD4,000 * GBP3,153 * EUR3,695 * AUD6,098

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