15 Days from$3000 p/p in USD
Ghana has incredible Upper Guinea rainforest, national parks, broad leaved Guinea woodland, savannah plains and coastal lagoons, that are easy to access for birding tours, with 12 of the 15 Upper Guinea endemics species of birds in West Africa. Ghana is a highly productive African birding tours destination, with its special birds, rich wildlife, incredible nature, vibrant culture and exceptional natural history. Our unbeatable Ghana budget birding tours, designed for birders to cover unique birding sites in Ghana, offering a fully comprehensive overview of Ghana’s spectacular birds and wildlife. You’ll of course take time to enjoy the primary target of your tour, the Yellow Headed Picathartes (White-Necked Rockfowl), and watching these prehistoric birds coming in to their roost, is likely to be one of the highlights of any birder’s career. Further explore the broad-leaved Guinea woodlands of Mole National Park for its amazing savannah species of birds and mammals. Far north of the country boost your holiday with the splendid Egyptian Plover and the magical Standard Winged Nightjah, which are the world’s most sought-after birds.
Safari types:Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Photo Safari
You will visit:Kakum National Park, Nini Suhien National Park, Mole National Park, Ankasa Reserve, Atewa Forest Reserve, Shai Hills Reserve, Nsuta Forest, Opuro Forest , Bobiri Forest Reserve
Wildlife:Birds, Elephant, Buffalo, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Hartebeest, Roan Antelope, Kob, Warthog, Green Vervet Monkey, Patas Monkey, Crocodile, Civet, Baboon
Activities:Game Drive, Game Viewing, Walking Safari, Trekking, Hiking, Nature Walk, Diving, Sightseeing Tour, Birding, 4x4 Tour, Canopy Walk/Tower
Getting around:Game Viewing Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle, Bus, 4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Accra
Price Per Person – USD
For 1 or 2 people
From USD 3,000 per person twin share
For 3 – 5 people
From USD 2,800 per person twin share
For 6 – 10 or more people
From USD 2,600 per person twin share
- Accommodation (standard single room or twin share)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) & drinking water
- Professional Tour Guide
- Airport pick-up & drop-off
- Transportation (air-conditioned car & fuel)
- A visit to the famous Kakum National Park
- Safari in Mole National Park
- All park entrance fees & safaris
- Guide fees
- International flights & visas
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses & gratuities
- Extra meals
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Adventure Birding Tours Ghana‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Adventure Birding Tours Ghana‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Upon arrival you will be met by our guide who will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for a good night rest and prepare for your 15 days adventure photography tour in Ghana.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Erata Hotel)
Your birding tour starts this 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.
After an incredible morning at Shai-hills, we will shift attention to Sakumono Lagoon which contains residential and migratory shore birds including Black heron, Kittlitz’s plover, Collared pratincole, Grey and Western reef heron, Northern pintail, Glossy ibis, Great, Intermediate and Little egret, Squarcco heron, Little bittern, Purple swamphen, Common ringed plover, African wattled lapwing, Senegal thick knee, Winding cisticola, Zitting cisticola, Spur winged lapwing, Greater swamp warbler, White faced whistling duck, Common greenshank, Common redshank, Ruddy turnstone, Reed cormorant, Yellow wagtail, Common sandpiper, Yellow throated longclow, Black tern, Little tern, African spoonbill, Common tern, Western marsh harrier, Royal tern, Marsh and Wood sandpiper, African jacana, Little grebe, Black crowned night heron, Black winged stilt, Cattle egret, Pied and Malachite kingfisher, Village weaver, Common bulbul, Yellow billed kite, Pied crow, Red knot, Grey plover, Curlew sandpiper, Sanderling, Black tailed and Bar tailed godwit, Pied avocet, Green backed and Purple heron, Black crake, Common morehen, Kentish plover and more, We will then proceed to Muni Lagoon and Winniba Plains to add some more species to our list before making our way to Cape coast .
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Hans Cottage Hotel)
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 in the early hours to see the first light and record the first species that will fly out. Our 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, Forest wood hoopoe, Black casqued hornbill, Red tailed bristlebill, Green tailed bristlebill, Western bearded greenbul, Brown illadopsis, Puvel’s illadopsis, Buff throated sunbird, Johanna’s sunbird, Tiny sunbird, Olive bellied sunbird, Ussher’s flycatcher, Blue cuckooshrike, Black bee-eater, Rosy bee-eater, Cassin’s honeyguide, Willcocks’s honeyguide, Sharpe’s apalis, Rufous crowned eremomela, Bioko batis, Hairy breasted barbet, Western nicator, Black bellied seedcracker, Orange weaver, Vieillot’s weaver, Maxwell’s black weaver, Icterine greenbul, Fraser’s 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, Cassin’s and Sabine’s 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, 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, Black winged and Western black headed oriole, Blue throated brown sunbird, Green sunbird, Chesnut capped flycatcher, Blue headed crested flycatcher, Honeyguide, Golden and Yellow whiskered greenbul, Fanti and Square tailed sawwing, Melancoly and Brown eared woodpecker, Naked faced, Yellow billed and Yellow spotted barbet, Red billed helmetshrike, Brown nightjah, Black throated coucal, Blue malkoha, Red fronted parrot, Latham’s forest francolin, Ayres’s hawk eagle, European honey buzzard and others will be seen.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Hans Cottage Hotel)
An excellent forest about an hour’s 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, Bates’s swift, Blue headed coucal, Pale breasted illadopsis, White tailed rufous thrush, White headed wood hoopoe, African wood owl, Yellow bearded greenbul, Bat hawk, Narrow tailed starling, Bates’s sunbird, Blackcap illadopsis, Tessmann’s flycatcher, Green hylia, Lemon bellied crombec, Fire crested alethe, Spotted greenbul, Purple throated cuckooshrike, Spotted honeyguide, Black collared lovebird, Brown necked parrot, Red tailed greenbul, Black dwarf hornbill, African piculet, Naked faced barbet, Kemp’s longbill, Black bee-eater, Forest wood hoopoe, Piping hornbill, Akun eagle owl, Western bearded greenbul, Yellow billed barbet, Black spinetail, Blue headed crested flycatcher, Pale breasted illadopsis, Common swift, Congo serpent eagle, Western nicator, Icterine greenbul, White spotted flufftail, Western bluebill, Long tailed hawk, Black throated cuocal among others will be encountered here.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (D&A Lodge)
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, Red headed quelea, Carmelite sunbird, Reichenbach’s 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, Cassin’s spinetail, Square tailed sawwing, White tailed ant thrush, Finsch’s flycatcher thrush, Western bronze naped pigeon, Tambourine and Blue headed wood dove, Chocolate backed kingfisher, Dusky blue flycatcher, Yellow whiskered greenbul, Akun eagle owl, Fraser’s eagle owl, Red vented, Blue billed and Crested malimbe, Orage weaver, Narina’s trogon, Black bee-eater, Red bellied paradise flycatcher, Ayres’s 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.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Frenchman’s Lodge)
The big day is today, we will be visiting the White necked tock-fowl nesting site – 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. Here 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 as well as see the famous species and pre-historic bird (Picathartes) 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 metres 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.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Excelsa Lodge)
Another important day for us to see our second target species of the trip, a well-known habitat for much sought after Egyptian plover, which is a family by itself. We will be scanning Opuro Forest for many species that we may have missed out in other areas including Superb sunbird, Lesser morehen, Grey headed bristlebill, Fiery breasted bush-shrike, Black sparrowhawk, Northern puffback, Hamerkop, Blue headed coucal, Northern red bishop, Little grey flycatcher, Wood warbler, Common chiffchaff, Broad billed roller, Long tailed hawk, Lesser honeyguide, Scarlet chested sunbird, Pied flycatcher, Yellow rumped tinkerbird, Village indigobird, Common house martin, Cassin’s spinetail, Northern crombec, Lizard buzzard, Black and white flycatcher, African thrush, Velvet mantled drongo, White spotted flufftail, Black crake, Village weaver, Vieillot’s weaver, Copper sunbird, Pin tailed whydah, Bearded barbet, Black cuckoo, Red fronted parrot, African hobby etc.
We will then find our way to Egyptian plover site after an incredible morning. Species expected to see here includes Wire tailed swallow, Red chested swallow, African moustached warbler, Rufous cisticola, Grey rumped swallow, Chestnut backed sparrow lark, Red billed firefinch, White headed lapwing, White helmetshrike, African golden oriole, Purple and Blue bellied roller, Lesser blue eared starling, Gabar and Dark chanting goshawk, Purple starling, Abyssinian roller, Black faced quailfinch, Mosque swallow, Yellow billed kite and more will be captured today.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Mole Motel)
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 range. Species possible to see and photograph here include Abyssinian ground hornbill, Denham’s bustard, Forbes’s plover, Four banded sandgrouse, Banded and Brown snake eagle, Egyptian vulture, Martial eagle, White headed vulture, African scops owl, White faced owl, White backed vulture, Beaudouin’s snake eagle, Pearl spotted owlet, Violet turaco, Oriole warbler, Abyssinian roller, Red necked falcon, Northern carmine bee-eater, Marabou stork, Saddle billed stork, Bruce’s green pigeon, Yellow billed stork, Rufous rumped lark, Woolly necked stork, White fronted black chat, White stork, African hawk eagle, African cuckoo, Common redstart, Familia chat, Yellow crowned gonolek, Grey headed kingfisher, Long tailed starling, African fish, Tawny, Booted and Wahlberg’s eagle, Broad billed roller, African blue flycatcher, Tree pipit, Pel’s fishing owl, Red shouldered cuckooshrike, Rose ringed parakeet, Red headed lovebird, Brubru, Golden tailed woodpecker, Spotted creeper, Fine spotted woodpecker, Black billed wood dove, Stone partridge, White throated francolin, Fork tailed drongo, Fox kestrel, Yellow billed oxpecker, Eurasian Hoopoe, Black scimitarbill, Beautiful, Pygmy and Scarlet chested sunbird, Red billed, Black faced and Black bellied firefinch, Lavender waxbill, Sulphur breasted bush- shrike, Blackcap and Brown babbler, White and Snowy crowned robin chat, White backed night heron, Red throated bee-eater, Bush petronia, Yellow fronted canary, Little weaver, Yellow mantled widowbird, White breasted cuckooshrike, Wilson’s indigobird, Exclamatory and Togo paradise whydah, Spur winged goose, Green wood hoopoe, 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 guineafow. Mammals you may see here include monkeys, antelopes, elephant and kobs as well as warthogs and baboons which will entertain you at the motel.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Mole Motel)
A final morning 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.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Excelsa Lodge)
Bobiri is well known for its significant forest species of birds like Grey parrot, Narina’s trogon, Long tailed hawk, Dusky tit, Black dwarf hornbill, Forest wood hoopoe, Fraser’s eagle and African wood owl, Black sparrowhawk, Black coucal, Violet backed hyliota, Little grey flycatcher, Narrow tailed starling, Blue cuckooshrike, Melancoly woodpecker, Red billed helmetshrike, Copper tailed starling, Red chested goshawk, Bronze mannikin, Black and white mannikin, Magpie mannikin, Ashy flycatcher, Collared sunbird, Buff throated sunbird, Western bronze naped pigeon, Olive bellied sunbird, Grey longbill, Yellow browed camaroptera, Congo serpent eagle, African emerald cuckoo, Cassin’s spinetail, Tambourine, Blue headed wood dove, Blue spotted wood dove, African green pigeon and more which you will discover at this site as well as a large number of butterflies.
Accommodation – Standard Accommodation (Royal Bluemich Hotel)
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 Blue moustached bee-eater, Red chested cuckoo, Crowned hawk eagle, Narina’s trogon, Yellow throated cuckoo, Yellow billed turaco, Shrike flycatcher, Chocolate backed kingfisher, Nimba flycatcher, Western nicator, Black capped apalis, Congo serpent eagle, Forest robin, Blue shouldered robin chat, Shining drongo, Chestnut capped flycatcher, African emerald cuckoo, Square tailed sawwing, Olive green camaroptera, Blue throated brown sunbird, Buff throated sunbird, Yellow billed barbet, Bates’s sunbird, Green twinspot, Red fronted antpecker, Western bearded, Yellow bearded and Icterine greenbul, Maxwell’s black weaver, Vieillot’s weaver, African cuckoo hawk, Long tailed hawk, Afep pigeon, Tambourine, Blue spotted and Blue headed wood dove, Blackcap illadopsis, Black bellied seedcracker, Little grey greenbul, Finsch’s flycatcher thrush, Grey throated flycatcher, Little greenbul, Dusky blue flycatcher, Blue billed malimbe, Baumann’s greenbul, Puvel’s illadopsisi, Blue malkoha, Grey headed bristlebill, Black throated coucal, Palmnut vulture, Ansorge’s greenbul, Grey kestrel, Crested malimbe, Plain greenbul, Red tailed bristlebill, African hobby, Red tailed greenbul, Grosbeak weaver, Red vented malimbe and many more will be spotted. After an incredible scan this day at Atewa we will then go to our hotel to shower, enjoy a meal before we return to the airport and say goodbye to Ghana.