Ghana: Essential West Africa Birding-14 Days

Trip Description

With 12 of the 15 West African Upper Guinea endemic species occurring in Ghana, its safe, friendly and hassle free environment and the most developed infrastructure of any West African country, Ghana is a must visit for any birding and nature enthusiast. Our 100% record of seeing the White-necked Rockfowl (Yellow-headed Picathartes) and Egyptian Plover (recently made a family of its own) ensures a spectacular trip awaits our potential tour participants.  


From the coastal lagoons, grassland savannah, upper guinea rainforest moving northwards through the broad leaved guinea woodland finally touching the Sahel savannah plains in the far north, Ghana offers a thorough coverage of all the core west African habitats. Our expert local tour leaders are of an international standard, know all the birds by song/call and more importantly where to find them. This incredible English speaking country has over 760 bird species and our guides are experts not only in birds but also mammals, butterflies (Ghana has over 1000 species) flora and the culture and history of this welcoming ex British colony.  

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ghana

Day 2: Winneba lagoon and Kakum surrounds

Day 3: Kakum National Park morning and evening visits to the canopy walkway

Day 4: Antwikwaa and Kakum National Park

Day 5: Birding Kakum Forest and Ankasa Reserve

Day 6: Ankasa Reserve

Day 7: Ankasa Reserve and Brenu Akyinim

Day 8: Abrafo Forest and Picathartes Nesting Site

Day 9: Offinso Forest and Mole National Park

Day 10: Mole National Park

Day 11: Mole National Park

Day 12: Mole National Park and Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

Day 13: Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary and Shai Hills Reserve

Day 14: Shai Hills Reserve and Sakumono Lagoon before Departure

 

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Detailed Itinerary

View our detailed Ghana itinerary below.