Tour Dates: 13th to 26th November (14 days)
Tour Price: US$4,660 * £2,675 * €3,340 * ZAR34,000 per person sharing (See below)
(Tour price fixed in Pounds, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size: Limited to 12 participants with 1 RBT leader & local birding leader
13th November- Arrival in Accra
14th November- Day trip to Shai Hills the Volta region and Sakumo Lagoon
15th November- Accra to Kakum National Park
16th to 18th November- Kakum National Park and surrounding areas
19th November- Kakum to Kumasi via Aboabo and Rockfowl colony
20th November- Kumasi to Mole National Park
21st & 22nd November- Mole National Park
23rd November- Mole National Park to Kumasi
24th November- Kumasi to Atewa via Bobiri
25th November- Atewa Range
26th November- Atewa to Accra and departure
The fee for the Ghana Highlights tour, based on per person sharing in double occupancy, is US$4,160 * £2,675 * €3,340 * ZAR34,000, starting and ending in Accra.
The single supplement for this tour is US$430. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make
all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
The tour price includes:
All meals from dinner on day 1 of the tour to lunch on day 14;
Unlimited mineral water;
All reserve entrance fees;
All guiding services; and
Tips for local guides and services.
The four price excludes:
Any airfares, taxes and visa costs;
Special gratuities; and
Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (British Pounds), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate domestic flight (where applicable) and single supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to exchange rate movements.
b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 6 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include any airfares. The tour will depart from Katoka International in Accra on day 1, this is an arrival day and you are free to arrive at any time on this day. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude by 5pm on day 14 at Katoka International in Accra. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.
Katoka International Airport (Accra) is the main port of entry for international flights in Ghana and is well serviced by several of the world’s major airlines. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, porters and restaurants) are included on this tour. However, this does NOT include your leader. If, therefore, you feel that he and/or any other local guides or staff have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.
A good deal of our time is spent in vehicles as we do have to cover long distances in order to get to the best areas for birds. Some of the roads (especially the road to Mole) can be very
bad and the going will be slow and potentially frustrating. Traffic in certain urban areas can be very bad too. The more luggage you pack the less room there is in the vehicle, so it is
important for your comfort and that of your fellow travelers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20 kg (44 lb) for check in luggage and 8 kg (18 lb) for hand luggage.
In some areas it may be very hot, especially in Mole. We will thus make good use of the early mornings and will have many early starts to avoid, as far as possible, birding in the middle of the day. Furthermore in the rainforest areas in the south the humidity will be high and uncomfortable.
This Ghana tour is designed to be a dedicated birding experience and we will attempt to get good views of as many bird species as possible. This tour does require a reasonable level of fitness and participants should be in good general health as much of the forest birding will be done on foot and may require walking
for several hours (on mostly flat terrain) at a time. Should you have any physical or medical limitations, please notify us in advance of departure. Please note that for most of this tour
we will be far away from modern medical facilities.
Accommodations are generally of a good standard in Ghana. We will do our utmost to make your stay as comfortable as possible, but at times we may experience maintenance problems that are beyond our control. In the smaller towns, while we always opt for the best available accommodation, the accommodations are basic and below the standard of what you have come to expect from the developed world. We will stay either in hotels, guesthouses or park chalets.
Please be aware that the hike up Atewa on the penultimate day of the trip is not a very strenuous walk as the gradient is rather gentle. However, since the total distance up and
down the mountain is around 12 km (7.5 mi) and we will be on our feet birding for most of the day, you will need to be in reasonably good physical condition to be able to manage well
on this day.Should you wish to have a day room on the last day of the tour at Accra, this can be arranged but it will be at an extra cost to yourself.
Tour Price US$4660 * £2,675 * €3,340 * ZAR34,000 per person sharing (See below)
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