Ghana is a bird watcher’s paradise with approximately 800 of Africa’s 1300 species of birds, a staggering figure considering Ghana occupies only 1.25% of Africa’s total land mass. Below are some birding tours through the eyes of our birdwatching specialists.
Note: that our tours are tailored to meet each individual or group’s specific requirements including budget. Contact us for further details that will best suits you.
14 days Itinerary
Depending on the time of arrival, we may go birding just to introduce you to bird life in Ghana.
This morning we leave for Cape coast but first we will bird Sakumono Lagoon, which is a Ramser site. After this wonderful lagoon, we head west towards Cape Coast, an hour’s drive outside Accra. We will stop to bird at Winneba plains which is a coastal savanna. Special species here include Black bellied bustard, red winged warbler, African moustach warbler, Marsh tchagra, flapet lark, green turaco, etc. We will end the day at Bremsu head works, where we will likely see the African finfoot,African pigmy goose,shining blue king fisher, long tailed, black shouldered, plain nightjars, etc. before arriving to our cozy hotel.
(DAYS 3 & 4)
Today we will visit the wonderful Kakum National Park. Watching birds from the canopy is the best thing that happened to birdwatching and we will have this opportunity when we walk on the canopy walkway. Here we will see the birds eyeball to eyeball standing on the platforms which can accommodate up to 15 people and quite a good number of telescopes,
we will see species hardly seen standing on the ground. Species like Long tailed hawk, congo serpent eagle, Black collared lovebirds, countless species of bulbuls, bee eaters, fly catchers, starlings, wood hoopes, Hawks, eagles, hornbills, broadbills, warblers, sunbirds, etc. are common to see from the canopy walk way.
Today we will visit Antwikwaa, which is a very good area for bird watching. Here the forest and farm lands meets each other and we will see the species that are difficult to find elsewhere. The skulking bulbuls, black throated coucal, blue headed coucal, white spotted flufftail, black bee eater, rosy bee eater are some the species here. Brown illadopsis and puvel illadopsis are also present plus uncountable number of sunbirds, weavers and orioles.
Today we will also visit the bridge, which is the only known place in Ghana for white throated blue swallow and the rock pratincole. In the evening we will visit the site for the rock fowl which is the highlight of the trip.
This morning we will visit Aboabo forest, which is the northern part of Kakum forest. Here permit me to say that words will not be enough to mention the powerful species we will encounter. African piculet, long tailed hawk, black billed dwarf horn bill, black cuckoo, all the species of barbet, malimbes, flycatchers and Tinker birds are all present here and many more. Continue to a remote village and its nearby Yellow-headed Picathartes nest sites, where we hope to watch these remarkable birds coming into roost. In the afternoon we depart to Bobiri forest. This forest is a special place for birdwatching as some of the birds like Afep pigeon, Fraser’s eagle owl, African wood owl, brown night jar are all easier to see here. Red billed dwarf horn bill, violet hyliota, grey parrot, red fronted parrot, etc. are all present here.
Today we depart for Mole National park, birding on the way.
(DAY 8,9 & 10)
We will spend these days making a memorable list of wonderful birds. We will not leave this park with less than 120 species of bird whichincludes countless number of most wanted birds like the pel’s fishing owl, grayish eagle owl, standard winged night jar, forbe’s plover, white throated francolin, martial eagle, violet turaco, etc. The list is just too long to mention. The only way out is seeing it and making the list yourself.
Today we head south again for Kumasi birding en route, we may visit the Owabi wildlife sanctuary if time permits.
We visit the Bobiri forest again in the morning, before going to Atewa forest where we will have a chance to pick all the forest birds we might have missed at the Kakum area. Atewa is also home to the dazzling blue headed bee eater.
Today, we visit Atewa again with a mission to view the blue headed, bee headed, chocolate backed kingfisher and all the bristle bills, forest robin, malimbes, sun birds, illadopsis, weavers, magpied mannikin and countless other birds.
We will visit the Shai hills to mop up any specie we might have missed at Mole National park before we take you back to your hotel to change and get ready for departure.