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Birding Tour Ghana: Upper Guinea Forest and Pre-Sahel 2018



(Please ask us about “Owls of Ghana”, a ‘Birding Tour Ghana’ trip we do by special request.)

Ghana is arguably the best and easiest country in which to start one’s West African birding career, as its huge range of habitats is easily accessible and all the special birds (including the charismatic White-necked Rockfowl (Yellow-headed Picathartes) are amazingly well staked-out. While a lot of birders start their West African birding with a visit to the tiny Gambia, the larger and more varied Ghana has a great deal more to offer, including 180 of the “Guinea-Congo Rainforest” birds (which will basically all be life-birds for anyone who has not yet been to West Africa) and 12 of the 15 Upper Guinea Forest endemics (which are restricted to a much smaller part of West Africa, i.e. part of the Bulge of Africa). These Upper Guinea endemics can be found in neighboring countries, but birding gen is lacking compared with Ghana, and travel for English-speakers is more difficult in the other countries.

Ghana certainly does have a wide range of different habitats, and we look not only for forest birds at sites including one of Africa’s most impressive canopy walkways, but we also look for some charismatic arid-area birds. Standard-winged Nightjar is almost guaranteed, as is the incomparable Egyptian Plover.

Duration: 22 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: March 01, 2018

Date End: March 22, 2018

Tour Start: Accra

Tour End: Accra

Please note that we have lots of ground to cover on this tour, and sometimes driving distances are quite long.


Price: £5205 per person sharing

Single Supplement: £558

Price includes:
Accommodation (Please be aware that there are three nights of fully-equipped camping in Ankasa National Park, since the only accommodation in the area is a two-hours drive away. Accommodation on this tour can be more basic than on most of our tours, but we generally use the best places available and stay as close to where the birds are as possible.)
Airport transfers
All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
Mineral water
International tour leader and local guide
Park entrance fees
All guide fees
Excursion costs
Professional care and attention
Transportation in and around Ghana
Fuel

Price excludes:
Flights
Travel insurance
Ghana entry visas
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Gratuities
Gifts and other items of a purely personal nature

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What our clients say

Hi Dylan, Chris, I just wanted to email and say how much I enjoyed the day yesterday in and around Suikerbosrand – Dylan was a fantastic guide, unbelievably knowledgeable, very helpful (and patient!) and good company. We saw much more than I expected, and the flufftail was the icing on the cake! I would go out of my way to recommend you guys and Dylan in particular – thanks again for a thoroughly enjoyable day. I will be in touch when I return to South Africa – even if just to set eyes on that pesky grass owl. . .! Cheers, Liam

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09/13/2015



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