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

6 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

André Bernon
RA, Ghana 2020

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.

Robert Williams
SL - Ghana 2024

We covered the length and breadth of Ghana on this fantastic tour, with wonderful birds, very friendly people and many colourful sights. Rob Williams and our local guide, Philip, were outstanding. They complemented each other beautifully and both were cheerful and enthusiastic. We greatly appreciated Philip keeping us supplied with fresh local bananas, mangoes, watermelon and pawpaw throughout. The organisation of the tour was superb and everything went smoothly

Tuomas Seimola
NB & LL, Ghana 2018

Congratulations to our guides (Tuomas Seimola and Victor) who were simply excellent. Tuomas was always helpful and smiling. In addition to knowing all of the birds he did a great job of communicating the information.

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.

Keith Valentine
JA, Ghana 2015

Excellent isn’t really adequate to describe the skills and personality of Keith. Phenomenal would be closer to the truth.

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

12 Jan 2025 - 26 Jan 2025 (15 days)

USD6,895 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

Tour price (Per person): USD6,895 * GBP5,291 * EUR6,301 * AUD10,231

Single Supplement: USD850 * GBP652 * EUR777 * AUD1,261

Ghana - Rockfowl & Upper Guinea specials (Small Group) 2026

06 Jan 2026 - 20 Jan 2026 (15 days)

USD7,200 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

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

Tour price (Per person): USD7,200 * GBP5,525 * EUR6,580 * AUD10,684

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