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7 Days Forest Birding Tour

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Arrival in Accra, Birding Shai hills Reserve, Sakumono lagoon, Winneba Plains, Cape Coast, Kakum NP Canopy walkway, Abrafo Forest, Nsuta Forest, Ankasa Forest, Picathartes Site, Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary, Atewa range Forest Reserve.


  • Forest Birding for West African Endemic Species of Birds.


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Day 1… Arrival in Accra Ghana.

Akwaaba (Welcome to Ghana).
Upon arrival, you will be met by Adventure Birding Tours guide who will welcome you and transport you to a bird friend hotel for a good night rest and prepare for your 8 days long Bird, Wildlife and photography Excursion in Ghana.

Overnight at Hotel Erata, Standard Hotel in Accra. (Accra).

Day 2… Shai Hills Reserve - Sakumono Lagoon – Winneba Plains.

Your birding excursion in Ghana will kick start today in the morning with a visit to the open grassland savannah of Shai Hills, hoping to see and photograph some good savannah birds and birds that are associated with 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, Oriole Warbler, Long Crested Eagle, Black Bellied Bustard, Temminck's Courser, Red Shouldered Cuckooshrike, Whinchat, Flappet Lark, African Crake, Ahanta Francolin, Blue Bellied Roller, Black Bellied Bustard, Swallow Tailed Bee-eater, Long Crested Eagle, Red Necked Buzzard, Winchat, Flapped Lark, Rock Martin, Ovambo Sparrowhawk, Croaking Cisticola, Short Winged Cisticola, Lanner Falcon, Senegal Parrot, Brown Throated Wattle eye, Yellow Winged Pytilia, Barn Owl, African Barred Owlet, Blackcap Babbler, Brown Babbler, Double Spurred Francolin, Splendid Sunbird, Yellow Mantled Widowbird, Black Scimitarbill, Green Wood Hoopeo, Swallow Tailed Bee-eater, Vieillot`s Barbet, Tawny Flanked Prinia, Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird, Yellow Rumped Tinkerbird, African Paradise Flycatcher just to mention few of the guys around.
After an incredible morning at Shai Hills, you will scan Sakumono Lagoon to add Residential and Migratory Shore Birds to your list, pass Wenniba Plain before you make your way to Cape Coast.

Overnight at Hans Cottage Botel, Standard Hotel in Cape Coast. (Cape Coast).

Day 3… Kakum National Park (Canopy Walkway).

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 early hours to see the first light and record the first species that will fry out. We aim to get there early morning to spend the most critical bird viewing hours on the canopy walkway trying to see and photograph many mouth-watering species like 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 and Puvel`s Illadopsis, Buff Throated, Johanna`s, Tiny and Olive Bellied Sunbird, Ussher`s Flycatcher, Blue Cuckooshrike, Black and Rosy Bee-eater, Cassin`s and Willcocks`s Honeyguide, Sharp`s Apalis, Rufous Crowned Eremomerla, West African Batis ,Hairy Breasted Barbet, Finsch`s Flycatcher Thrush, Western Nicator, Black Bellied Seedcracker, Orange Weaver, Vieillot`S Weaver, Maxwell`s Black Weaver, Icterine Greenbul, Fraser`s and Akun Eagle Owl, Red Chested Goshawk, African Cuckoo Hawk, 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, Marsh Tchagra, Red Winged Prinia, 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, Red Tailed Greenbul, White Breasted, Grey Headed and Chestnut Breasted Nigrita, Peregrine Falcon, Piping Hornbill, Whistling Cisticola, Great Spotted, Black, Levaillant`s and African Emerald Cuckoo, Common Swift, Didric and Klaas`s Cuckoo, Malachite Kingfisher, Rock Pratincole, White Bibbed Swallow, White Headed Lapwing, Tambourine, Blue Headed Wood And Blue Spotted Wood Dove, African Green Pigeon, Guinea Turaco, Preuss`s Cliff Swallow, Compact Weaver, Sulphur Breasted Bush Shrike, Simple, Plain and Ansorge`s Greenbul, Palmnut and Hooded Vulture, African Harrier Hawk, Velvet Mantled Drongo, Grey Throated, Dusky Blue, Fraser`s Forest and Red Bellied Paradise Flycatcher just to mention few.

Overnight at Hans Cottage Botel, Standard Hotel in Cape Coast. (Cape Coast).

Day 4...... Abrafo Forest – Twifo Praso.

The next day will fetch you Barn and Ethiopian Swallow, Green Headed Sunbird, Northern Fiscal, Lesser Striped Swallow, Green Crombec, Kemp`S and Grey Longbill, Frser`s Sunbird, Western Olive Sunbird, Swamp Greenbul, Western Bluebill, Black and White Mannikin, Orange Cheeked Waxbill, Black Winged Bishop, Copper Tailed Glossy Starling, Chestnut Winged Starling, Black Winged Oriole, Western Black Headed Oriole, Sooty Boubou, Sabine`s Puffback, Collared, Blue Throated Brown, Green and Little Green Sunbird, Forest Pendurine Tit, West African Wattle Eye, Shrike, Chesnut Capped and Blue Headed Crested Flycatcher, Yellow Browed and Olive Green Camaroptera, Honeyguide, Golden, Yellow Whiskered and Slender Billed Greenbul, Rufous Chested Swallow, Fanti And Square Tailed Sawwing, Melancoly Woodpecker, Brown Eared Woodpecker, Yellow Footed Honeyguide, Naked Faced, Yellow Billed and Yellow Spotted Barbet, Speckled Tingkerbird, Rufous Sided Broadbill, Red Billed Helmetshrike, Little Bee-Eater, Brown Nightjah, Black Throated Coucal, Blue Malkoha, Red Fronted Parrot, Latham`s Forest Francolin, Ayres`s Hawk Eagle, European Honey Buzzard including others will be seen. Birding will always be done in the early morning till 11 when the weather becomes hot to see amazing species active in the morning, we will break in the hot afternoon for lunch and evening birding will be effected to look for birds on their way to roost and look for Owls before we retire for the day.

Overnight Hotel Frenchman’s Lodge, Standard Hotel in Ankasa NP. (Ankasa).

Day 5… Ankasa Forest Reserve.

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, 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. You will always break in the afternoon for lunch and go back to the forest in the evening to see birds return from feeding grounds to roost as well as looking for Owls and Nightjahs.

Overnight Hotel Frenchman’s Lodge, Standard Hotel in Ankasa NP. (Ankasa).

Day 6… Ankasa NP – Picathartes Site - Kumasi.

The big day is today. You will be visiting the White Necked Rockfowl (Yellow Headed Picathartes) nesting site for the most sought after bird on the Planet, please make sure that you have enough memory card.
You will check out of our hotel after an early breakfast, and drive to a remote village where the famous species and pre-historic bird (Yellow Headed Picathartes) will follow 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 meters from your eyes giving photographers among you a busy time of the day. You will then continue our journey to Kumasi after you have fully enjoyed the target bird for the day.

Overnight at Excesa Lodge, Standard Hotel in Kumasi. (Kumasi).

Day 7… Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary – Atewa Forest.

Bobiri is well-known of 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, Western Bronze Napped Pigeon, Olive Bellied Sunbird, Grey Longbill, Yellow Browed Camaroptera, Congo Serpent Eagle, European Honey Buzzard, Buff Spotted, Little Grey, Gabon, Cardinal and Fire Bellied Woodpeckers are available, African Emerald Cuckoo, Cassin’s Spinetail, Tambourine, Blue Headed, and Blue Spotted Wood Dove, African Green Pigeon, Peregrine Falcon, Red Billed Helmetshrike, Western Nicator, Didric and Klaas`s Cuckoo, African Green Pigeon, Guinea Turaco, Preuss`s Cliff Swallow, Compact Weaver, Grosbeak Weaver, Red Vented, Blue Billed, Crested and Red headed malimbes will be present, Simple, Plain and Ansorge`s, White Throated, Red Tailed and Little Greenbul will entertain you, Palmnut Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African Harrier Hawk, Velvet Mantled Drongo, Grey Throated, Dusky Blue, Fraser`s Forest and Red Bellied Paradise Flycatchers awaits you, Barn and Ethiopian swallow, Green Headed Sunbird, African Cuckoo Hawk, Black Throated Coucal, Little grey flycatcher, Blue Cuckooshrike, Black Winged Oriole, Moustached Grass Warbler, Red Headed Quelea and more will be ticked at this site including large number of butterflies.

Overnight at Royal Bluemich Hotel, Standard Hotel in Tafo. (Tafo).

Day 8… Atewa Range Forest Reserve - To Accra – To the Airport.

An early start as we head into the Upper Guinea Rainforest habitat where so many of Ghana’s sought after special species are found. This morning we hope to see Tit Hylia, Green Hylias, Magpie Mannakin, Narina’s Trogon, Red billed Dwarf and Black Dwarf Hornbills, African Grey and Red fronted Parrots, Purple-Throated Cuckooshrike, Blue Moustached Bee-eater, Black Bee-eater, Black Throated Coucal, Golden Backed Weaver, Dusky Crested Flycatcher, Yellow Throated Cuckoo, Green Crombec, Kemp`s and Grey Longbill, Frser`s Sunbird, Western Olive Sunbird, Swamp Greenbul, Western Bluebill, Black and White Mannikin, Orange Cheeked Waxbill, Black Winged Bishop, Copper Tailed Glossy Starling, Chestnut Winged Starling, Black Winged Oriole, Western Black Headed Oriole, Sooty Boubou, Sabine`s Puffback, Collared Sunbird, Blue Throated Brown Sunbird, Green Sunbird, Little Green Sunbird, Forest Pendurine Tit, West African Wattle eye, Shrike Flycatcher, Chesnut Capped Flycatcher, Yellow Browed and Olive Green Camaroptera, Blue Headed Crested Flycatcher, Yellow Billed Barbet, Grey Headed and Red Tailed Bristlebills and the much sought after Yellow Footed Honeyguide , Black Necked, Maxwell`s Black, Compact and Grosbeak Weavers will display for you, Whistling Cisticola, Black Crowned, Brown Crowned and Marsh Tchagra will be at your disposal, African Emerald Cuckoo, Klaas’s, Levaillants, and Didric Cuckoos, Red Bellied Paradise Flycatcher, White Throated Greenbul, Western Bluebill, Tessmann’s Flycatcher and if we are lucky Baumann’s Greenbul among others will be seen.
After an incredible final birding day at Atewa, you will head to the hotel to have a shower and enjoy some nice Meal, Bear and put all our list together before making our way to the Airport to say Goodbye to Ghana.

Tour Concludes.


  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off service.
  • The assistance of a Professional Tour Guide.
  • Transport and Fuel for the Birding Trips.
  • A visit to the famous Kakum National Park.
  • A tour to Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary.
  • Complimentary Water on the Safari.
  • A visit to the famous Kakum National Park.
  • 8 days Birdwatching Safari (Park Entrance Fees).
  • Meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner).
  • 7 Nights' Accommodation (Standard Share Rooms).
  • All Taxes.
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks.
  • All Airfares Visas.
  • Internet, Laundry, Phone calls, etc.
  • Personal Travel / Medical Insurance (We highly recommend you take Travel insurance in case of any emergency).
  • Gratuities (Tips).
  • Extra Plate of Meals, Snacks, and Items for personal use.

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