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!
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.
African Elephant; King & Olive Colobus; Patas Monkey; Pel’s Anomalure; forest duikers
lowland rainforest, broad-leaved woodlands, wetlands, Sahelian savanna
hot conditions; dry in the north and humid in the south
6 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leaders
moderate pace, undemanding forest and woodland trails
comfortable hotels & simple lodges
moderate with some challenging species
Kakum canopy walkway, Cape Coast Slave Castle, Larabanga mosque, Mole National Park
The Rockjumper guide, Nigel Redman, was great.
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.
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.
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.
I loved this tour, Andre was outstanding, very knowledgeable and eager to get everyone on the birds.
12 Mar 2024 - 26 Mar 2024 (15 days)
USD6,095 - No Spaces Available
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12 Jan 2025 - 26 Jan 2025 (15 days)
USD7,000 - 4 Spaces Available
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