Ghana Unique 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Tour - Birding by Locals


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Ghana Unique 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Tour


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    10 Days / 9 Nights
    Availability : All Year Round
    Kotoka International Airport
    Tour Details

    Our Birdwatching Tours, are professionally design to give keen birders the opportunity to enjoy the most remarkable birds as well as exploring the Wildlife of Africa and Ghana. The fruitful morning hours, will be used for active birding, break in the hot afternoon for lunch. Evening and Night birding looking for Owls, Nightjars and Night hiking for Mammals are always guaranteed.

    Beyond managing every aspect of your travel experience, whether with a group or on an independent journey, we are committed to responsible travel and eco-tourism. We work tirelessly, to ensure that our trips benefit the local communities in which we travel, and our funds assist local conservation efforts.

    Our small group budget tours operate year round, alternatively we can design private tours for individuals, couples, small groups or large groups who want to explore Ghana.

    Departure & Return Location

    Accra (Google Map)

    Operated By

    Adventure Birding Tours
    What to Expect
    • Highlights:Professionally organized, Expertly guided tours of Ghana to Kakum National Park, Ankasa Rein Forest, Nsuta Reserved Fores, Atewa Forest Reserve, Bobiri Forest & Butterfly Sanctuary.
    • Activities: Birding - Wildlife - Nature Photography - Adventure - Culture and History
    • Difficulty:Moderate
    • Holiday Type: Tailor-made - Set Departure
    • You will visit:Upper Guinea Rain Forest - National Parks - Coastal Lagoons
    • Trip style:Large Groups - Small Groups - Couples - Independent Travelers
    • Comfort level: Standard
    • Transportation: Air-conditioned SUV - Minibus - Bigger Busses
    • Physical demand: Walking and Hiking
    • Group size: 1 to 10 or more participants per trip
    • Price:Our prices are charged based on your request, number of people on the trip and the number of days involve on the trip

    Day 1Arrival in Accra Ghana

    Akwaaba (Welcome to Ghana)

    Upon arrival, you will be met by Adventure Birding Tours guide who will welcome you and transport you to a bird friend hotel for a good night rest and prepare for your 14 days long Bird, Wildlife and photography Excursion in Ghana.

    Overnight at Erata Hotel. (Accra).

    Day 2Shai Hills Reserve – Sakumono Lagoon – Winniba Plains

    Your Birding, Wildlife, Culture, Nature or Photography excursion in Ghana will kick start today morning after breakfast 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 just to mention few of the incredible birds around.

    After a great morning, you will have your lunch and then proceed to Muni Lagoon and Winneba Plains to add residential and migratory shore birds to our list before you will proceed to Cape Coast for a good rest and prepare for the Adventure at Kakum National Park.

    Overnight at Hans Cottage Botel. (Cape Coast).

    Days 3 - 4Kakum National Park (Canopy Walkway) – Abrafo Forest – Antwikwaa Forest – Twifo Praso and Surroundings

    After an early breakfast you 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. Kakum National Park has many entrances that contribute an amazingly to the bird list in Ghana. We hope to get there early hours to see the first light and record the first species that will fry out.

    Your day will bring out Black dwarf hornbill, Violet backed hyliota, White crested hornbill, Congo serpent eagle, Cassin`s hawk eagle, Long tailed hawk, Brown cheeked hornbill, Red cheeked wattle eye, Tit hylia, African piculet, Red headed, Red vented, Crested and Blue billed malimbe, Preuss`s and Yellow mantled weaver Tambourine, Blue headed wood and Blue spotted wood dove, Ethiopian swallow, Green headed sunbird, Lesser striped swallow, Green crombec, Kemp`s and Grey longbill, Swamp greenbul, Western bluebill, Copper tailed glossy and Chestnut winged starling just to mention few of the incredible birds around.

    You will always break in the afternoon for lunch and go back to the forest in the evening to see birds return from feeding grounds to roost as well as looking for Owls and Nightjars.

    Overnight at Hans Cottage Botel. (Cape Coast).

    Day 5Nsuta Forest

    An excellent forest about an hour drive from our guesthouse, this secondary semi deciduous forest protects a plethora of quality species that will enhance our list and overall experience.

    Species we hope to see and photograph here includes Red billed helmetshrike, Dwarf bittern, Bristle nosed barbet, White crested bittern, Spot breasted ibis, Western bronze napped pigeon, Afep pigeon, Purple throated cuckooshrike, Spotted honeyguide, Black collared lovebird, Brown necked parrot, Red tailed greenbul, Black dwarf hornbill, African piculet, Forest wood hoopoe, Piping hornbill, Akun eagle owl, Western bearded greenbul, Yellow billed barbet, Black spinetail, Long tailed hawk, Black throated cuocal among others will be encountered here.

    You will always break in the afternoon for lunch and go back to the forest in the evening to see birds return from feeding grounds to roost as well as looking for Owls and Nightjars.​

    Overnight at D & A Lodge. (Shama).

    Day 6Ankasa Rain Forest

    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 Hartlaub`s duck, White breasted guineafowl, Yellow casqued hornbill, African finfoot, Shining blue kingfisher, White bellied kingfisher, Cassin`s 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, Reichenbach`s sunbird, White browed forest flycatcher, Red chested owlet, Common cuckoo, Grey throated rail, Orage weaver, Narina`s trogon, 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.

    You will always break in the afternoon for lunch and go back to the forest in the evening to see birds return from feeding grounds to roost as well as looking for Owls and Nightjars.

    Overnight Hotel Frenchman’s Lodge.

    Day 7Ankasa Forest – Brenu Beach Road

    You will enjoy a final morning of birding at this wonderful location. You will be targeting species you may have missed or would like to get better quality images.

    After a full morning of birding, you will return to the lodge or camping site to arrange your bags and enjoy lunch before heading back towards Cape Coast.

    Other species to see today will include Red Tailed Bristlebill, White Bellied and Shining Blue Kingfisher, African Finfoot, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Red-Billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Bee-Eater, Latham’s Forest Francolin, Red Fronted Parrot, Cassin’s Hawk Eagle, Black Dwarf Hornbill and much more will be seen.

    Overnight at Hans Cottage Botel. (Cape Coast).

    Day 8Abrafo Forest – Picathartes Site

    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 (Yellow Headed 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 Excesa Lodge. (Kumasi).

    Day 9Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary – Tafo

    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 Narina`s Trogon, African Grey Parrot, Long Tailed Hawk, Narrow Tailed Starling, Tit Hylia, Forest Wood hoopoe, Black Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Preuss`s Cliff Swallow, Compact Weaver, Simple, Plain and Ansorge`s 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, Black Winged Oriole just to mention few.

    Overnight at Royal Bluemich Hotel (Tafo).

    Day 10Atewa Range Forest Reserve – To Accra – To the Airport

    An early start as we head into a fantastic 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, Chestnut Winged Starling, Black Winged Oriole, Western Black Headed Oriole, Sooty Boubou, 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 Brown Crowned Tchagra, African Emerald Cuckoo, Klaas’s, Levaillant`s , 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.

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