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Butterfly Tour in Ghana

Ghana 15 Days
Starting From USD 2,695 / per person

Birding Safari Tour in Ghana

5based on 3 reviews
Ghana 16 Days
Starting From USD 2,995 / per person

Ghana Birding and Nature Tour

4.83based on 1 review
Ghana 21 Days
Starting From USD 3,750 / per person
Starting From USD 4,495 / per person
Yellow-headed Picathartes
This Red List Category Vulnerable species lives in mud nests in caves and rocky boulders in pristine Upper Guinea Forest habitat.
Egyptian Plover
Recently placed in a family of its own this much sought-after riverine wader is seen on all of our tours travelling to Northern Ghana in the dry season.
Akun Eagle Owl
This rare forest owl calls mainly just after dusk and before dawn and feeds mostly on insects.
Blue-moustached Bee-eater
Recently split from the Blue-headed Bee-eater this forest species is often seen in pairs on bare branches in highland forest and is a favourite on our tours.
Long-tailed Hawk
An unmistakeable forest hawk that is very vocal and usually seen mid-level in the forest interior during our tours
Forbes’s Plover
A much sought-after species we see during our time in Mole National Park, likes burnt grassland habitat
Violet-backed Hyliota
A must see for birders collecting families. A species seen on all our tours in lowland forest.
Black Dwarf Hornbill
A small black forest hornbill some suggest as Africa’s rarest. Seen in lowland interior forest and also along forest edge.
Congo Serpent Eagle
Another sought after forest eagle that is very vocal in early mornings. Mainly feeds on snakes, amphibians, lizards and small mammals.
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher
Another must see species for birders collecting families here in Ghana. A sociable species often seen in small groups and mixed flocks in lowland forest.

Ashanti African Tours are focused and committed to ethical and responsible travel here in West Africa. A percentage of our profits goes into our NGO Rainforest Rescue Ghana where we connect communities to the conservation of their environment through ethical tourism. To date, we have built 2 schools giving over 600 children access to education. Our company are also protecting Upper Guinea Rainforest, endangered birds, mammal and butterfly species through an eco-tourism project we are establishing where we have donated accommodation, reception centre, restaurant and school to a community showing them the immediate benefits of protecting the surrounding rainforest where the Yellow-headed Picathartes is found along with mammals like Long-tailed and Tree Pangolin.

Our groups pay an entrance fee, local guide fees, purchase food and drinks and rent the accommodation to sleep in with 1005 of the funds generated going into the community fund. There are 3 local communities that surround the forest benefiting from this fund. Prior to us starting the project we would hear a continuous chain saw operators cutting trees and also local hunters killing the wildlife, we are happy to report these have now stopped since we started our project. Booking with Ashanti African Tours helps conservation.

  • Ashanti African Tours is the Best
    Birding Safari Tour in Ghana
    Jeff Marks1 Jan 1970
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    I've done three two-week birding tours with Ashanti from 2016 to 2018. I've also led birding tours for my nonprofit using other local guides in The Gambia and Senegal. I cannot say enough good things about Ashanti. The guides and drivers are first-rate. Always helpful, always polite and happy, always hard working and skillful, always well-organized. They anticipate our needs and attend to them promptly. They help clients who need a bit of extra attention when hiking, getting on or off the bus, finding birds, etc. They are extremely knowledgable about the local flora and fauna, and various cultural aspects of Ghana. And they are genuinely happy with their job and the staff back in the home office. I give them my absolute highest recommendation and could not imagine birding in Ghana without having an Ashanti guide along with me.
  • Ashanti's fab Ghana birding tour
    Birding Safari Tour in Ghana
    zoe brocklehurst14 Dec 2019
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    We had a arranged a 23-day birding tour to Ghana with Ashanti. We are a group of 4 experienced birders who wanted the most of our West African experience, and Ashanti certainly delivered; from fantastic value to outstanding guides to superlative service! From the first email the office staff were efficient, quick to reply, and did their utmost to meet our requests. This customer focus continued from our arrival where our guide, James Ntakor, and driver, Prince, met us at the airport, the whole way through our stay where nothing was too much trouble for these 2 gentlemen. We wanted a SIM card, no hassle; an ATM, 10mins later we had one; a shirt made from local fabric, a stop at a material shop & a tailor at our hotel; a taste of some of the roadside food, done; a change of hotel to better suit our trip, arranged. And the birding - just wow. James is simply the best guide to locate a skulker - he astounded us on numerous occasions when we could hear the bird but not find it in the dense forest, & he would patiently explain and point out just where it was so we all got it. None of us has ever had a guide so incredibly good at this - its a magical talent! Although birding was the main focus, we didn't want to miss out on the cultural aspects and James found out info for us on the slave forts, the Larabanga mosque, we went to see kente cloth weaving and bought shea butter, as well as a super stop for handmade glass beads & the colourful cloth that brightens the people of Ghana. And mammals - we were lucky enough to see a black-belled pangolin which was a highlight. James' knowledge of butterflies also kept Steve the ento guy happy, and his knowledge of plants was great for us other ecologists. All in all, Ashanti run a fantastic operation that one would expect to pay double for. These guys make travel easy!
  • Birds and the odd bug or two - an amazing wildlife holiday
    Birding Safari Tour in Ghana
    Julian Branscombe1 Jul 2017
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    Michael and I had a fantastic time on this bespoke AAT tour from 25th July to 11th August 2017. It excelled in all respects. We got a huge bird list, learnt so much about the country, saw a good range of mammals and came up with a few stunning bugs and a boa. Our full trip report is at https://www.cloudbirders.com/be/download?filename=BRANSCOMBE_Ghana_0708_2017.pdf It was the best wildlife holiday I've had by far. It was even more satisfying to see the conservation work that is being done by the company, in most of the areas they visit regularly, with the work around Bonkro, home to the Yellow-headed Picathartes, perhaps being the most impressive. The quality of the logistics, the driver and tour leader was exceptional. James Ntakor was such an incredible guide and excellent company, and Kojo Frimpong, our driver, was also excellent. I can't recommend the country or the tour provider enough.
  • Fantastic birding tour of Ghana
    Ghana Birding and Nature Tour
    Andrew Benbow2 Feb 2020
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    Having held a long-time ambition to see Yellow-headed Picathartes, and the general birding promise of the country, we chose to visit Ghana. Having looked online, Ashanti seemed the obvious choice. From the first email contact to the end of the visit I was delighted with our choice. All arrangements were clear, responses were prompt, and we felt in safe hands. This feeling persisted in country. Our main bird guide, William, ably supported by Ibrahim, was a joy to spend time with in the field. His knowledge is unsurpassable. As well as Picathartes, eye catching birds included Blue-moustached Bee-eater, Great Blue Turaco, Nkulengu Rail, Grey Parrot, Red-billed Helmetshrike, Bioko Batis, White-crested Hornbill and 200 others. Our driver, Prince, was exceptional and the minibus new, spacious, and spotless. When our flight home was cancelled due to winds at Heathrow, the team immediately arranged accommodation for us and to have an extra day birding. I highly recommend Ashanti. The company is also doing significant good work in Ghana.
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