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14 days Ghana Birding, Wildlife and Culture Tour

Starting from USD 3300

Ghana is an outstanding destination for Birding as well as exploring the most colorful Culture and History of this West African Country. Ghana has 12 of the 15 Upper Guinee Endemic Bird species in West Africa.

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Group Size
    2 to 15
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Season
    -
14 days Ghana Birding, Wildlife and Culture Tour

Ghana has Rainforest that are easy to access for its 756 species of Birds and Mammals which your tour will allow you to discover as well as Exploring the Colorful Cultural, Heritage and History, feather Experience Cape coast, Elmina Slave castle and Smaller Forts which were host of Slave Trade in Ghana and Africa, Traditional crafts villages and Waterfalls will not be left out, as well as visiting Wildlife zone of Kakum National park and Mole National park to experience Ghana`s beauty and areas that contain Elephants, Monkeys and Antelopes in their Natural World which will make your visit more enjoyable.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport pick Up / Drop Off (Welcome you and Transport from Kotoka international Airport to the Hotel).

  • Transportation (Air-condition 4x4 or Mini Bus).

  • Accommodation (Standard Air-condition rooms).

  • Food / Water (Breakfasts all days, Lunch / Dinner as noted).

  • Park entrance fees (All entrance / camera fees and tips at scheduled sites). Guide fees (Expert Cultural / History and Wildlife Tour Guide).

Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Flight To / From Ghana.

  • Visa to Ghana.

  • Travel Insurance. Drinks (Alcoholic / Non Alcoholic).

  • Items for personal use.

  • Gratitude given based on somebody`s performance.

  1. Day 1 : Arrival.

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    AKWAABA (Welcome to Ghana)
    Upon arrival our guide will welcome you at the Airport and transfer you to bird friend hotel for a good night rest and prepare for your 16 days Birding Photography tour in Ghana.

    Overnight at Erata Hotel (Accra).

  2. Day 2 : Shai hills Reserve - Sakumono lagoon - Winniba plains.

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    Your tour in Ghana will kick start today morning with a visit to open grassland savannah of Shai Hills hoping to see and photograph some good Savannah birds as well as birds that are associated to this site like White crowned cliff chat, Stone partridge, Blue bellied roller, Purple roller, Violet turaco ,Senegal parrot, Swallow tailed bee-eater, Red necked buzzard, Long crested eagle, Black bellied bustard, Termminck`s courser, Chestnut owlet, Red shouldered cuckooshrike, Whinchat, Flappet lark, African crake, Ahanta francolin, European reed warbler, Spotted flycatcher, Rufous cisticola, Vinaceous dove, Brown throated wattle eye, Senegal batis, Lanner falcon, Double toothed barbet, Yellow fronted tinkerbird, Blackcap babbler, Snowy crowned robin chat, Splendid sunbird, Yellow throated leaflove, just to mention few.

    Overnight at Hans Cottage Botel (Cape coast).

  3. Day 3 to 5 : Kakum NP (Canopy walkway) Surrounding – Cape Coast Castle, International Stingless Bee Centre, Crocodile Pond

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    After an early breakfast we will set off for the world famous canopy walkway at Kakum National Park which is the leading destination for bird watching in Ghana. A wonderful World of amazing canopy species awaits you out there. We hope to get there early hours to see the first light and record the first species that will fry out. Our day will bring out Black dwarf hornbill, Violet backed hyliota, White crested hornbill, Congo serpent eagle, Cassins hawk eagle, Long tailed hawk, Brown cheeked hornbill, Red cheeked wattle eye, Tit hylia, African piculet, Forest wood hoopoe, Black casqued hornbill, Red tailed bristlebill, Green tailed bristlebill, Western bearded greenbul, Brown illadopsis, Puvels illadopsis, Buff throated sunbird, Johannas sunbird, Tiny sunbird, Olive bellied sunbird, Usshers flycatcher, Blue cuckooshrike, Black bee-eater, Rosy bee-eater, Cassins honeyguide, Willcockss honeyguide, Sharpes apalis, Rufous crowned eremomela, Bioko batis, Hairy breasted barbet, Western nicator, Black bellied seedcracker, Orange weaver, Vieillots weaver, Maxwells black weaver, Icterine greenbul, Frasers eagle owl, Akun eagle owl, Red chested goshawk, African cuckoo and Red thighed sparrowhawk, Black and white flycatcher, Blue throated roller, Yellow billed turaco, Little and Little grey greenbul, Cassins and Sabines spinetail, White spotted flufftail, African pygmy ,Chocolate backed ,African dwarf and Giant kingfisher, Red rumped tinkerbird, Blue breasted kingfisher, Yellow throated tinkerbird, Little green, Fire bellied and Buff spotted woodpecker, Pin tailed whydah, Red headed, Red vented, Crested and Blue billed malimbe, Preusss and Yellow mantled weaverTambourine, Blue headed wood and Blue spotted wood dove, Ethiopian swallow, Green headed sunbird, Lesser striped swallow, Green crombec, Kemps and Grey longbill, Swamp greenbul, Western bluebill, Copper tailed glossy and Chestnut winged starling just to mention few of the incredible birds around . Overnight at Hans Cottage Botel (Cape coast).

  4. Day 6 : Cape Three Points, Nzulezo

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    We shall visit Cape Three Point, It is known to be Forming the southernmost tip of Ghana, Cape Three Points is located between the coastal village of Dixcove and town of Princes Town, Ghana. Cape Three Points is known as the "land nearest nowhere" because it is the land nearest a location in the sea which is at 0 latitude, 0 longitude and 0 altitude (the distance is about 570 km). It marks the western end of the Gulf of Guinea. Feather explore he village of Nzulezo which is located near the village of Beyin, roughly 90 kilometers west of Takoradi, in the Jomoro District of the Western Region of Ghana. Nzulezo overlooks the Lake Tadane, and is entirely made up of stilts and platforms.

    Overnight at Frenchman`s Lodge (Ankasa National Park).

  5. Day 7 to 8 : Ankasa Rain Forest Reserve.

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    The key target for the day is Nkulengu Rail and we will be going all out to locate this rare species in the early morning hours. We will be searching for many upper guinea endemics such as Hartlaubs duck, White breasted guineafowl, Yellow casqued hornbill, African finfoot, Shining blue kingfisher, White bellied kingfisher, Cassins flycatcher, Red billed dwarf hornbill, Olive long tailed and Dusky long tailed cuckoo, Great blue turaco, White throated greenbul, Rufous winged illadopsis, Rufous sided broadbill, Shining drongo, Forest robin, Red fronted antpecker, Red headed quelea, Carmelite sunbird, Reichenbachs sunbird, White browed forest flycatcher, Red chested owlet, Common cuckoo, Grey throated rail, Crested guineafowl, Yellow bearded greenbul, Western bearded greenbul, African pygmy goose, Blackcap illadopsis, Congo serpent eagle, European honey buzzard, Red billed helmetshrike, Buff spotted and Fire bellied woodpecker, African emerald cuckoo, Cassins spinetail, Square tailed sawwing, White tailed ant thrush, Finschs flycatcher thrush, Western bronze naped pigeon, Tambourine and Blue headed wood dove, Chocolate backed kingfisher, Dusky blue flycatcher, Yellow whiskered greenbul, Akun eagle owl, Frasers eagle owl, Red vented, Blue billed and Crested malimbe, Orage weaver, Narinas trogon, Black bee-eater, Red bellied paradise flycatcher, Ayress hawk eagle, Red thighed sparrowhawk, Olive sunbird, Fraser`s sunbird, Black cuckoo, Yellow billed turaco, White tailed alethe, Western black headed and Black winged oriole Swamp greenbul, Green headed sunbird, Golden greenbul, Yellow spotted barbet, Yellow throated tinkerbird, Red fronted parrot including more incredible species will be scanned here.

    Overnight at Frenchman`s Lodge (Ankasa National Park).

  6. Day 9 : Ankasa forest - Picathartes site – Kumasi.

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    The big day is today. We will be visiting the White Necked Rock-fowl nesting site, please make sure that you have enough memory card. We will check out of our hotel after an early breakfast and make our way to Bonlro village where we will be targeting some key species we missed during our days at other sites and get better views of species we just had brief views of, and the famous species and pre-historic bird (Picathartes) will follow with much excitement. It is hard to contain your excitement as these legendary prehistoric looking birds hop and jump on the rocks whilst preening themselves just meters from your eyes giving photographers amongst you a busy time of the day. We will then continue our journey to Kumasi after we have enjoyed our target bird for the day.

    Overnight at Excelsa Lodge (Kumasi).

  7. Day 10 : Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Kintampo waterfalls.

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    Today will be the Adventurous day of our trip to see rear species of monkey in Africa at Boabeng Fiema monkey sanctuary, where the “Black and White Colobus monkey and Mona monkey” are very friendly and easy to see and photograph. Along the way to North, we will visit Kintampo waterfalls, one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana. Also known as Sanders Falls during the colonial days.

    Overnight at Mole Motel, (Mole National park).

  8. Day 11 to 12 : Mole National Park.

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    After an early breakfast we will set off for an interesting forest in a transitional zone between the southern wetter forests and northern drier woodland habitats where we will find some quality species. It will be one of the difficult birding sorties you may take in this tour, but you will be happy with the walk when you get to see many regional specialities within close ranges. Species possible to see and photograph here include Abyssinian ground hornbill, Denhams bustard, Forbess plover, Four banded sandgrouse, Banded and Brown snake eagle, Egyptian vulture, Swamp flycatcher, Standard winged and Freckled nightjah, Grey headed bush shrike, Chestnut crowned sparrow weaver, Pernant winged nightjah, Brown backed woodpecker, Black headed heron, African darter, Grasshopper buzzard, Bateleur, Barka indigobird, Cabanis`s bunting, Red cheeked cordon blue, Red winged and Yellow winged pytilia, Red headed weaver, Red headed quelea, Tropical boubou, White helmetshrike, Western violet backed sunbird, Gambaga flycatcher, Yellow breasted apalis, Willow and Melodious warbler, Whinchat, Sun lark, Grey woodpecker, Cardinal woodpecker, Greater honeyguide, Lesser hneyguide, Swallow tailed bee-eater, Thick billed cuckoo, Helmeted guineafowl and many more including different kinds of Monkeys, Atelopes, Elephant, Kob as well as Warthogs and Baboons will entertain you at the Motel.

    Overnight at Mole Motel (Mole National park).

  9. Day 13 : Mole NP - Kumasi

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    A final mornings birding at Mole where we aim to pick up species still needed and to also get better views of birds we only had glimpses of previously. Birds we could add before leaving Mole include Woodchat Shrike, Bush petronia, Familia chat, Bateleur, Northern Red Bishop, Pearl spotted Owlet, Yellow-crowned Gonolek, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Senegal Parrot, Black billed Wood dove, Vinaceous Dove, Woolly necked, Saddle-billed and Black Storks, Yellow throated Leaflove and Red-headed Lovebird to mention a few before we set off to Kumasi.

    Overnight at Excelsa lodge. (Kumasi)

  10. Day 14 : Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary.

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    Bobiri forest is one of the popular sites in Ghana where a number of Birds can be seen including a huge number of Butterflies which will add more taste to the tour. After early breakfast we will set off to Bobiri for some significant forest species like Narinas trogon, African grey parrot, Long tailed hawk, Narrow tailed starling, Tit hylia, Forest woodhoopoe, Black sparrowhawk, Peregrine falcon, Red billed helmetshrike, Western nicator, Blue spotted wood dove, Dusky tit, Didric and Klaass cuckoo, Tambourine, Blue headed wood and Blue spotted wood dove, African green pigeon, Guinea turaco, Preusss cliff swallow, Compact weaver, Simple, Plain and Ansorges greenbul, Palmnut and Hooded vulture, African harrier hawk, Velvet mantled drongo, Grey throated, Dusky blue, Fraser`s forest and Red bellied paradise flycatcher, Barn and Ethiopian swallow, Green headed sunbird, African cuckoo hawk, Black throated coucal, Little grey flycatcher, Velvet mantled drongo, Blue cuckooshrike, Black winged oriole just to mention few.

    Overnight at Royal Bluemich Hotel (Tafo).

  11. Day 15 : Atewa Range Forest Reserve – Accra – To the Airport.

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    An early start as we head back into the Upper Guinea Rainforest habitat where so many of Ghana’s sought after special species are found. This morning we hope to see Tit hylia, Green Hylias, Magpie Mannakin, Narina’s Trogon, Red billed Dwarf and Black Dwarf Hornbills, African Grey and Red fronted Parrots, Purple-throated Cuckooshrike, Blue moustached bee-eater, Black bee-eater, Black throated Coucal, Golden backed Weaver, Dusky crested flycatcher, Yellow throated cuckoo, Green crombec, Kemps and Grey longbill, Frsers sunbird, Western olive sunbird, Blue headed Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Barbet, Grey headed and Red tailed Bristlebills and the much sought after Yellow footed Honeyguide , Black necked, Maxwell`s Black, Compact and Grosbeak Weavers, Whistling Cisticola, Black crowned and Marsh Tchagra, African Emerald cuckoo, Klaas’s, Levaillants , Yellow throated and Didric Cuckoo, Red bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Western Bluebill, Tessmann’s Flycatcher and if we are lucky Baumann’s greenbul among others will be seen. After an incredible scan this day at Atewa we will then go to our hotel to shower, enjoy some meal before we find our way to the Airport to say goodbye to Ghana.

    Departure

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Accomodation

  • As per Itinerary.

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Refund

Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the program. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below,

  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash.
  • Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash.
  • Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund.
  • Cancellations will be accepted only by email.

Note: We reserve the right to cancel a program before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

1 or 2 Persons INR 229071 per person.

3 or 5 Persons INR 208246 per person.

5 or 10 Persons INR 194363 per person.

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