Very Best of Ghana Birds and Wildlife

Saturday 16th – Friday 29th November 2019



 

Please email us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk for details of our next tour to Ghana

 

White necked Rockfowl

Yellow-headed Picathartes, top of our most-wanted list



With 12 of the 15 West African Upper Guinea endemic species occurring in Ghana, its safe, friendly and hassle-free environment and the most developed infrastructure of any West African country, Ghana is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for exciting birdwatching. Our expert English-speaking local tour leaders have an impressive 100% record of showing people the White-necked Rockfowl (Yellow-headed Picathartes) and Egyptian Plover (recently made a family of its own) to ensure you have a spectacular trip. From the coastal lagoons, grassland savannah, upper guinea rainforest moving northwards through the broad-leaved guinea woodland finally touching the Sahel savannah plains in the far north, Ghana offers a thorough coverage of all the core west African habitats.

This incredible English-speaking country has over 760 bird species so you can expect a lot of birds on this trip. Our expert local tour guides are experts not only in birds but also mammals, butterflies (Ghana has over 1000 species) and flora of this welcoming country. In addition to this, our local ground agent is focused on ethical and responsible travel working closely with local communities for example to protect the habitat of key birds like the Yellow-headed Picathartes and ensure these communities benefit directly from our stay.

Egyptian Plover Gambia 1

Egyptian Plover, another key target on this trip!



On this special 14-day/13-night tour to Ghana, with just six guests and three bird guides you can expect the highest levels of individual attention and the best possible views of all the birds we encounter. Join us as we enjoy the very best birds and wildlife that exciting Ghana has to offer.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Ghana
Day 2, Birding Shai Hills Reserve and Sakamona Lagoon
Day 3, Birding Winneba Lagoon and Plains
Day 4, Birding Kakum National Park
Day 5, Birding Kakum National Park
Day 6, Birding Kakum Forest and Ankasa Reserve
Days 7 and 8, Birding Ankasa Reserve
Day 9, Birding Ankasa Reserve and transfer to Cape Coast
Day 10, Brenu Beach Road and Picathartes Site
Day 11, Egyptian Plover site and Mole National Park
Days 12 and 13, Birding Mole National Park
Day 14, Birding Mole National Park and internal flight back to Accra. Our tour ends here.

Highlight birds we will be looking for include:

Yellow-headed Picathartes, Egyptian Plover, Akun Eagle Owl, Nkulengu Rail, Forbes’s Plover, Black Bee-eater, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Red-cheeked Wattle-eye, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Hartlaub’s Duck, Northern White-faced Owl, Spot-breasted Ibis.

Please email us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk for more details of the birds we will be looking for. Expect a lot of birds!

We will also look for mammals including Kob, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Hartebeest and the beautiful Roan Antelope in addition to getting within a few meters on foot to Africa’s largest land mammal the African Elephant.

What is included:


• Accommodation in the highest standard hotels and lodges near to the birdwatching locations, ensuite bedrooms throughout
• Meals throughout the trip (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) from evening meal on Day 1 through to evening meal on Day 14
• Unlimited mineral water will be provided throughout the trip
• Fruit and snacks available in the vehicle at all times
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced full-time driver
• Use of 4x4 Land-Rovers in Ankasa so we can get deeper into the forest
• Internal flight back to Accra on the last day of the trip
• Entrance fees to all reserves
• Guiding by Alan, Ruth and an expert English-speaking local guide
• Use of our top-of-the-range telescopes
• Use of our field guides
• Individual checklist of the birds
• Tips for hotel staff and site guides

What is not included:


• International flights to and from Accra
• Visas
• Travel and medical insurance
• Soft and alcoholic drinks
• Any extra drinks or snacks
• Items of a personal nature
• Tips for bird guides and drivers

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Violet Turaco, colour everywhere you look in this exciting country



The price per person sharing a double/twin ensuite room is £4,500 per person sharing a twin/double ensuite bedroom. Sorry but we do have to pass on a single room supplement of £550 for anyone wishing to have an individual room.

With just six guests and at least three bird guides on this special tour, we can promise you the highest levels of individual attention throughout the trip and the best possible views of all the birds. With just six places available on the tour, space will fill up quickly so please email us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk to reserve your place or to ask for more information.

We look forward to sharing lots of exciting birds and mammals with you!



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