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

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."

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.

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.

André Bernon
GB, Ghana 2021

Andre was an excellent guide, working very well with the local guides.

André Bernon
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.

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 * GBP4,807 * EUR5,631 * AUD9,296

Single Supplement: USD550 * GBP434 * EUR508 * AUD839

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 * GBP4,097 * EUR4,800 * AUD7,924

Single Supplement: USD550 * GBP434 * EUR508 * AUD839

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

12 Jan 2025 - 26 Jan 2025 (15 days)

USD7,000 - 1 Space Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

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

Tour price (Per person): USD7,000 * GBP5,521 * EUR6,467 * AUD10,677

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 * GBP4,732 * EUR5,543 * AUD9,152

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