Ghana: Comprehensive West Africa Birding-17 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 Accra, Ghana

Day 2: Birding Shai Hills, Sakamona Lagoon and Winneba Plains

Day 3: Birding Kakum National Park Morning and Evening Visits to the Canopy Walkway

Day 4: Birding Antwikwaa and Kakum National Park

Day 5: Birding Kakum Forest and Brenu Akyinim

Day 6: Birding Nsuta Forest and Ankasa Reserve

Day 7: Birding Ankasa Reserve

Day 8: Birding Ankasa Reserve and Brenu Akyinim

Day 9: Birding Abrafo Forest and Picathartes Nesting Site

Day 10: Birding Offinso Forest and Mole National Park

Days 11-12: Two Full Days Birding Mole National Park

Day 13: Birding Mole National Park and Tongo Hills

Day 14: Birding at Egyptian Plover Site and Tono Dam

Day 15: Bolgatanga to Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

Day 16: Birding Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary and Atewa Range

Day 17: Birding Atewa Range and Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

View our detailed Ghana itinerary below.