Overview

Ghana is a West African destination like no other: it is a politically stable, English-speaking nation that is acknowledged as the friendliest country in the region. It is also one of the safest countries in which the Upper Guinea forest block, an internationally recognised Endemic Bird Area, can be accessed, and our birding tour of Ghana allows for a thorough exploration of the most exciting West African birding habitats. From Guinea savanna to lush rainforest, we will see much of what Ghana has to offer, promising a truly impressive bird tally and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our days in this wonderful country will be spent ambling forested trails, scanning for canopy species from a fabulous walkway, and exploring vast tracts of deciduous woodland. Typical African families such as turacos, barbets, sunbirds and greenbuls are particularly well represented, yielding a colourful and interesting bounty of species. Furthermore, we also have the opportunity to see one of Africa’s most highly sought-after birds – the fabled White-necked Rockfowl!

Tour Facts Top Birds
White-necked Rockfowl, Egyptian Plover, Four-banded Sandgrouse, Fraser's Eagle-Owl, Pel's Fishing Owl, Standard-winged Nightjar, Yellow-footed Honeyguide, Oriole Warbler, Blue-moustached & Black Bee-eater, Capuchin Babbler, Black Dwarf Hornbill, Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Tessmann's & Nimba Flycatcher, African Piculet, Puvel’s Illadopsis, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Red-cheeked Wattle-eye
Top Mammals
African Elephant, King Colobus, Patas Monkey, Pel’s Anomalure, forest duikers
Habitats Covered
lowland rainforest, broad-leaved woodlands, wetlands, Sahelian savanna
Expected Climate
hot conditions; dry in the north and humid in the south
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, undemanding forest and woodland trails
Accommodation
comfortable hotels
Ease of Birding
moderate with some challenging species
Number of Species Expected
420+
Other Attractions
Kakum canopy walkway, Farafara tribesmen, Cape Coast Slave Castle, Larabanga mosque, Mole National Park
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Mr. Nigel Redman's knowledge of the birds, mammals, and other wildlife was extraordinary. His enthusiasm was contagious, and his pleasant demeanor was a joy to be around. He also was great at looking after the participants' "creature" comforts. I would consider it a privilege to travel someday again with 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.

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.

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.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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