The best of West Afican birding focusing on the Upper Guinea forests. This is an Anytime trip for two or more people at a time of your choosing.
- Trip Details
Anytime Tours can be tailored to your own interests, and the durations below are just sample recommendations, with associated prices, based on 2 people sharing.
10 Birding Days with Local Guide
Ground Price: from £2050 (US$2800, €2370)
We begin our journey at Shai Hills Reserve, for an introduction to West African birding, including species such as; Stone Partridge, Double-toothed Barbet, Violet Turaco, Senegal Parrot, Senegal Batis, Blue-bellied Roller and Swallow-tailed Bee-eater. We visit Sakamona Lagoon on our journey towards the forests, which will bring us a variety of waders and waterbirds.
Once at Kakum, we will be able to explore the forests. Here there is an exciting canopy walkway, 40m above the forest floor, which we will be able to use to see treetop species more easily. Our main target species during our time on the canopy walkway are Violet-backed Hyliota, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, the Upper Guinea endemics Sharpe's Apalis, Brown-cheeked Hornbill and Copper-tailed Starling, Blue Cuckooshrike, Little Green Woodpecker and White-crested Hornbill. There are many other forest species, from Parrots and Bee-eaters to Raptors and Hornbills, and our days here will be filled with interesting birds.
Our next forest location is Ankasa Reserve. Here, we can seek out the elusive Nkulengu and Grey-throated Rails. As well as an excellent range of forest birds, the pools in the resrve have Hartlaub’s Duck, Dwarf Bittern, African Finfoot, and Shining Blue, White-bellied, Blue-breasted and African Dwarf Kingfishers.
Our next destination is Nyamebe Bepo Forest Reserve. This is often a highlight, as it allows us to visit a site for White-necked Rockfowl. There are also many other forest species, and we will seek out those we have not previously seen.
Finally, we go to the Bobiri Forest and the Atewa Range, which is a threatened area of forest, where we can do some final birding before our return to Accra. Target birds here will include Red-cheeked Wattle-eye, Purple-throated Cuckooshrike, Blue-moustached Bee-eater and West African Batis.