Ghana’s infrastructure is probably the best in West Africa and has many National parks and protected areas, which contain over 750 different species of birds. Ghana covers a variety of habitats from coastal wetland lagoons and salt pans on the Gold Coast. Moving inland, you will find primary Guinea Tropical Rainforest, where the World famous Kakum canopy walkway offers arguably the best African Rainforest Bird viewing around.
Moving through the broad-leaved Guinea woodland of Central Ghana to the Sahelian Savannah plans of the North. These varied habitats make for an extremely impressive bird tally. A tally we know will not disappoint.
Day 1: Arrival. Transfer to hotel, relax and acclimatize yourself to Africa.
Day 2: Birdwatching and wildlife viewing. Visiting coastal lagoons, mudflats, saltpans, grassland reserves and Kakum National Park, a tropical guinea rain forest.
Days 3-4: Birdwatching, wildlife viewing and cultural excursions. Early starts as we head for exclusive patronage of the world famous canopy walkway at Kakum National park. Over the next two early mornings and evenings, we will be spending the most critical bird viewing hours 40 meters above the forest floor on the canopy walkway, which platforms are large enough to support Telescopes.
Day 5: Birdwatching and wildlife viewing. An early start, we will be concentrating our attention on the many trails within Kakum National park.
Day 6: Birdwatching. After a final mornings birding at Kakum National park, we have breakfast and depart for Kumasi. Hopefully during our journey, we will add some species we may have missed whilst at Kakum. We arrive in Kumasi at our hotel for a 1 night stay.
Day 7: Birdwatching. Early start and a visit to the Bobiri forest reserve, where we will be searching the trails of this wonderful forest. We leave Kumasi after breakfast, heading north towards Mole National park. We can expect to see different bird species en route as we gradually enter the Sahelian Savannah plains of northern Ghana. During our journey, we will be stopping at riparian forests and woodland trying to add different species to our list.
Days 8-10: Birdwatching, wildlife viewing and cultural excursions. Three days dedicated to birdwatching and wildlife viewing at Ghana's premier wildlife park.
Day 11: Birdwatching. After a final morning birding on the terrace of the hotel, we will depart for Tono Dam stopping at Tamale en route for lunch. On our arrival, we shall refuel before setting out for an evening birding.
Day 12: Birdwatching. An early start as we watch the dawn activity around the dam. In the late afternoon we shall bird the surrounding woodland before our dinner and final evening birding around the dam.
Day 13: Birdwatching and cultural excursions. A final morning birding at the Dam trying to add new species to our list. After breakfast, we depart for Kumasi stopping at Tamale for lunch en route.
Day 14: Birdwatching and wildlife viewing. A revisit to Bobiri Forest reserve aiming to add some species we missed during our previous visit. We return to our hotel for lunch and depart for Accra, en route we shall stop at the Atewa Range for an evening of birding before arriving in Accra.
Day 15: Birdwatching. An early start as we return to Atewa range. We shall return to Accra for lunch before setting off for Sakumona lagoon.
Day 16: Birdwatching and wildlife viewing. A visit to the nearby Shai hills reserve. An expanse of Savannah grassland and woodland. The bird viewing here is excellent. In the afternoon we visit the Sakumona lagoon before your evening flight home.
- David Daramani: Ghana’s best and Chief Ornithologist for Ghana Wildlife Society. David has many years experience in leading birdwatching tours of Ghana and has over 30 years of experience working with Ghana’s birds. His knowledge of Ghana’s forest and Savannah species as well as his amazing ability to identify birds from song and call are unrivaled. He has a wonderful personality is a joy to be around and will ensure your trip is a memorable one.
- Mark Williams: Is the director and co-founder. He is a British Citizen based in Ghana and has a vast knowledge of all the country has to offer. He has a passion for birding and will accompany the tour for the duration, ensuring it runs smoothly and is enjoyable.
- Kalu Afasi: Is a local birdwatching expert who specializes in coastal and forest species? He has an excellent eye for spotting and his enthusiasm is infectious. He is a major asset to our tours.
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