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!

Top Birds

White-necked Rockfowl; Egyptian Plover; Violet & Guinea Turacos; Blue Cuckooshrike; Red-billed Helmetshrike; Tit Hylia; Four-banded Sandgrouse; Fraser's Eagle-Owl; Pel's Fishing Owl; Standard-winged Nightjar; Yellow-footed Honeyguide; Oriole Warbler; Blue-moustached & Black Bee-eaters; Capuchin Babbler; Black Dwarf Hornbill; Congo Serpent Eagle; Long-tailed Hawk; African Piculet; Puvel’s Illadopsis; Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat; Red-cheeked Wattle-eye.

Top Mammals

African Elephant; King & Olive 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 & simple lodges

Ease of Birding

moderate with some challenging species

Number of Species Expected

420+

Other Attractions

Kakum canopy walkway, Cape Coast Slave Castle, Larabanga mosque, Mole National Park

Photographic Opportunities

worthwhile

What our clients say about us

Stephan Lorenz
MR, Ghana 2019

Stephan was great! I would not hesitate to sign up again for another tour with him as leader. He worked really hard to help us find a lot of very tough birds.

Nigel Redman
SH, Ghana 2018

The Rockjumper guide, Nigel Redman, was great.

David Erterius
ND, Ghana Highlights

David was the most skilled birding tour leader that I've ever encountered in getting his telescope on a bird in record time. As a result, we saw beautiful images of many species that would have been difficult to observe with bins only. David is also very congenial and easy to talk with. His enthusiasm is contagious and he was generous in sharing his considerable knowledge.

André Bernon
SC, Ghana 2021

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.

Mark Beevers
CL & RL, Ghana 2020

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.

Ghana - Rockfowl & Upper Guinea specials (Small Group) 2024

12 Mar 2024 - 26 Mar 2024 (15 days)

USD6,095 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Gregory de Klerk

Tour price (Per person): USD6,095 * GBP4,969 * EUR5,745 * AUD9,383

Single Supplement: USD550 * GBP448 * EUR518 * AUD847

Ghana - Rockfowl & Upper Guinea specials 2024

12 Nov 2024 - 26 Nov 2024 (15 days)

USD5,195 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

Tour price (Per person): USD5,195 * GBP4,235 * EUR4,897 * AUD7,998

Single Supplement: USD550 * GBP448 * EUR518 * AUD847

Ghana - Rockfowl & Upper Guinea specials (Small Group) 2025

12 Jan 2025 - 26 Jan 2025 (15 days)

USD7,000 - 4 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

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

Tour price (Per person): USD7,000 * GBP5,707 * EUR6,598 * AUD10,776

Ghana - Rockfowl & Upper Guinea specials 2025

05 Nov 2025 - 19 Nov 2025 (15 days)

USD6,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: David Hoddinott

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

Tour price (Per person): USD6,000 * GBP4,891 * EUR5,655 * AUD9,237

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