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