• 12 Days from
    $1200 p/p in USD
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Ashanti African Tours

  • Benin
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Togo
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Ghana,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Explore the remote forests of Ghana on a birding safari that promises to deliver a world of exotic sightings and some of west Africa’s endangered species. An exciting 12-day trip that sees you visiting the Kakum National Park, Ankasa Reserve and the Atewa Forest Reserve in search of a huge variety of stunning birdlife. Make your way into the upper branches of Kakum Forest on a canopy walk that allows you to sit at eye level with the birds and monkeys that live in the trees and discover species like the white-necked rockfowl and the Nimba flycatcher among many others as you uncover the beauty of Ghana’a untouched landscapes.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Guided Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kakum National Park, Accra, Jukwa, Ankasa Reserve, Atewa Forest Reserve, Shai Hills Reserve
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Green Vervet Monkey , Patas Monkey
  • Activities:
    Nature Walk, Birding, Canopy Walk/Tower
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, 4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Accra

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,200 per person

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Ashanti African Tours
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Ashanti African Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

You will be met by one of our representatives at Kotoka International Airport in Accra and taken to your hotel. After receiving a short briefing about the following days activities you will be able to relax and enjoy the remainder of the day and prepare for the start of your journey.

Overnight at Alexis Hotel

In the morning you will begin your birding safari by making your way to Shai Hills in the hopes of seeing the many bird species that inhabit the hills, including the violet turaco and Senegal parrot. Later in the morning you will head to Sakamona Lagoon as you search for more beautiful birds before making your way to Kakum National Park via Accra, stopping for an en-route lunch. Enjoy some fantastic bird spotting in the Winneba Plains before making your way to Jukwa for the evening.

Overnight at Rainforest Lodge

After an early breakfast you will make your way to Kakum National Park to reach the canopy walkway before first light. This is the best time for bird viewing and allows you to see the birds from 40 meters above the forest floor. The forest is semi-deciduous tropical rainforest and is home to an impressive array of bird life including the violet-backed hyliota, the chestnut-capped flycatcher and the black-collard lovebird. After an exciting morning of birding, head back to the lodge for lunch. Relax and explore the grounds or head to the bar and pool. You will have the option of going on a cultural excursion to the Cape Coast Castle should you wish and later head back to the canopy walk in the late afternoon for an evening of birding in search of more birds including some of the owls.

Overnight at Rainforest Lodge

Another early start to visit the Antwikwaa section of Kakum National Park in the hopes of adding more birds to your growing list of sightings. If you are lucky, the African finfoot may make an appearance. In the afternoon you will head down some of the many trails within and surrounding the park on a guided bird walk. Remain in the park until dark in hopes of seeing more owls and nightjars before returning to the lodge for dinner and to update your birding notes.

Overnight at Rainforest Lodge

In the morning you will make your way to the forest trails at Abrafo just outside Kakum National Park. Enjoy some birding before the heat picks up and you return to the lodge for lunch. Spend some time at the pool and enjoy an afternoon nap before checking out of the hotel and heading to Brenu Akyinim and the coastal Savannah plains. There are some special species that can be found in the area including the yellow-winged pytillia, Wilsons indigobird and African wattled lapwing.

Overnight at D&A Guesthouse

Make your way to Nsuta Forest, a beautiful bird haven sure to enhance your list and overall bird watching experience. Keep your eyes peeled for the many sunbirds and the buff-spotted and little green woodpeckers. In the afternoon you will head to Ankasa Reserve, an amazing park for birding. The reserve is home to an pristine evergreen rainforest and due to its remote location, provides exceptional sightings. Stay in a stunning tented camp with all the modern amenities and comforts, allowing you to truly enjoy being so deep in the forest. Head out for an early evening of birding in the hopes of seeing Fraser’s and Akun eagle owls. Your guide will also be looking for the legendary Nkulengu rail, which one of our previous clients was the first person to ever get a picture of. Spend the rest of the evening at your camp, enjoying being at one with nature.

Overnight at Ankasa Reserve Campsite

Your guide will be up early, listening for the unmistakeable call of the Nkulengu rail. If he locates the bird he will alert the group before breakfast. Later you will head deeper into the lush forest for a full day of birding as you search for the hartlaubs duck, dwarf bittern and the blue-breasted kingfisher. You may also see a long-tailed hawk and Congo serpent eagle. You will then spend the evening at camp, enjoying some good food and discuss the days birding over a cold refreshing drink.

Overnight at Ankasa Reserve Campsite

Enjoy your final morning of birding in this magnificent location as you target the species you have yet to see. After a full morning of searching, you will return to camp for lunch and then head back towards Kakum National Park. Arrive back at the Rainforest Lodge for the evening and enjoy a hearty meal as you update your list.

Overnight at Rainforest Lodge

Today is a special day as you make your way to the yellow-headed picathartes nesting site. First you will enjoy a full morning of birding in the Abrafo Forest with some excellent sightings before heading to the north. Stop for an en-route lunch before arriving at a remote village close to the Guinea rainforest in Ashanti. Make your way into the forest to see the nesting sites, all of which we are proud to help protect from illegal hunting and logging. We are currently sponsoring 24 forest community committee members to patrol and help stop the illegal activities in the area. Arrive at one of the nesting sites for a chance to see these spectacular birds as you try to contain your excitement. Make your way to your hotel in the evening with your amazing stories of the day.

Overnight at Royal Basin Hotel

An early start as you set off into the Guinea rainforest habitat in hopes of seeing magpie mannakins and Narina’s trogons amongst many others. Later you will make your way to Atewa, stopping for an en-route lunch. After some rest and relaxation, you will head into the farmland bush in search of the Baumann’s greenbul and the bat hawk before checking in to your guesthouse for the evening.

Overnight at Nelsban Palace Hotel

The Atewa Forest is home to numerous critically endangered and rare bird species. Enjoy a full day of birding as you search for some of these amazing creatures. Today you will head out on a guided walk to the Atewa Range with a packed lunch, ensuring you get as much time as possible in the reserve. You will be looking for the red-fronted antpecker, nimba flycatcher, crowned eagle and the brown-chested alethe. Later make your way back to the hotel for the evening after an exceptional day out.

Overnight at Nelsban Palace Hotel

Another early start as you head out for the morning in the hopes of finding any of the birds you have not been able to see. Later you will return to the hotel for lunch and then make your way back to Accra. Enjoy an early dinner before heading to the airport to catch your flight.

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