Birding and Nature Tours in Ghana
Ashanti African Tours offer year-round scheduled small group departures in addition to tailored private tours that can be designed around target species and to include other areas of interest for individuals, couples and small groups.
Ghana has 750 bird species that include 12 of the 15 Upper Guinea Endemics, almost 1000 species of butterfly, 225 mammalian species and 221 species of amphibians and reptiles recorded to date making it a must visit for anyone looking to travel to West Africa on a holiday focusing on natural history.
Our award-winning locally led, birding and nature tours are designed to connect the communities we visit, to the conservation of their environment through ethical tourism and our company have built 2 schools to-date giving over 600 children access to education in birding locations we visit on our tours.
Our team of 15 full-time expert local guides have been described by several international companies that use our services here in Ghana as the best they have encountered. We constantly strive to improve our itineraries and venture into areas no other operators visit, our team of expert guides are constantly researching new locations in search for quality species to enhance our tour participants birding and nature tour experience.
Our local leaders are employed full time by our company and are experts in birds, mammals, butterflies, culture and history of Ghana and will focus on your areas of interest during your tour. Our 100% record of seeing the White-necked Rockfowl (Yellow-headed Picathartes) and Egyptian Plover (recently placed in 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 thorough coverage of all the core west African habitats. Ghana’s safe, friendly and hassle-free environment and the most developed infrastructure of any West African country adds to its appeal for travellers.
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.
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