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Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana

4.56based on 12 reviews
Ghana 9 Days
Starting From USD 1,850 / per person

Ghana Butterfly Tour

4.67based on 1 review
Ghana 15 Days
Starting From USD 2,695 / per person

Birding Ghana Safari Tour

4.87based on 5 reviews
Ghana 16 Days
Starting From USD 2,995 / per person

Ghana Birding and Nature Tour

4.63based on 4 reviews
Ghana 21 Days
Starting From USD 3,750 / per person
Starting From USD 4,495 / per person
Yellow-headed Picathartes
This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and 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. It travels 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
Unmistakeable and very vocal, this forest hawk is usually seen at mid-level in the forest interior during our tours.
Forbes’s Plover
This is a much sought-after species during our time in Mole National Park and likes burnt grassland habitat.
Violet-backed Hyliota
A must-see for birders collecting families. This species is seen on all our tours in lowland forest.
Black Dwarf Hornbill
A small black forest hornbill which some suggest is Africa’s rarest. Seen in lowland interior forest and also along forest edges.
Congo Serpent Eagle
Another sought after forest eagle that is very vocal in early mornings. They feed mainly on snakes, amphibians, lizards and small mammals.
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher
Another must-see species for birders collecting families here in Ghana. It is a sociable species often seen in small groups and mixed flocks in lowland forest.

Ashanti African Tours is 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. So far we have built two schools which provide more than 600 children with access to education. Our company also protects Upper Guinea Rainforest, endangered birds, mammal and butterfly species through an eco-tourism project. We have donated accommodation, a reception centre, a restaurant and a school to a community. The project shows the immediate benefits of protecting rainforest that supports the Yellow-headed Picathartes and mammals like the Long-tailed and Tree Pangolins.

Our groups pay an entrance fee, local guide fees, purchase food and drinks and rent accommodation, with 1005 of the funds generated going into the community. There are three local communities surrounding the forest that benefit from this funding. Before starting the project we would hear chainsaws continuously cutting trees and local hunters killing wildlife. We are happy to report these have now stopped since we started our project. Booking with Ashanti African Tours helps conservation.

  • Standout cultural experience with Ashanti in Ghana
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Marcy Bernbaum1 Oct 2019
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    I do not have enough good things to say about this trip. The Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour was so very good. My two daughters and I just got back from a month's excursion to West Africa where we visited Morocco, Mali, and Ghana. For every one of the three outings, we went through travel companies (local companies in Mali and Ghana and an Australian organization on account of Morocco). While we altogether appreciated each of the three visits, just as discovering them exceptionally instructive, the one that truly stood apart was the one to Ghana. A huge piece of our positive experience is because of the manner in which Ashanti coordinated and dealt with our excursion. The profoundly positive experience began with arranging the excursion. I revealed to Mark that I was previously a foreign service officer with USAID, I had gone through the majority of my time on earth in development (living for Kenya), and that I am an applied social/cultural anthropologist who is exceptionally keen on understanding the way of life of the nations I visit, and that I didn't need an ordinary "tourist" trip. I additionally disclosed to him that my daughters (a fourth-year clinical understudy and a teacher) were likewise extremely inspired by programs with an ecological focus; as well as education and healthcare and systems in Ghana. In view of what we told him, Mark set up a tour that covered the entirety of our inclinations. In 7 days and six evenings (shockingly we had restricted time), he coordinated an outing that met all our desires. We went to Kumasi which is the seat of the Ashanti realm where we visited a Museum on the grounds of the King's Palace. We went to craft towns close to Kumasi where we saw Kente fabric being weaved. We went to a Cacao ranch (cacao is one of Ghana's significant specialists), which my teacher daughter was exceptionally keen on given she had done a unit on chocolate with her students. We went to two interesting ecotourism spots upheld by USAID: a woodland with holy monkeys (counting a memorial park for the monkeys) joined to two settlements where people loved the monkeys; a hippo reserve attached to an intriguing village (where we remained in a compound for guests and we had the neighbourhood townspeople come to dance for us, exceptionally enjoyable, they had a bunch of fun as did we!). In these two cases, we went into family compounds in the towns and got an opportunity to converse with relatives. We likewise went to a game park which is known for elephants. What we especially enjoyed about the tour was that, except for the visit to the game park, we didn't see some other tourists: we ate in local eateries, stayed in inns (2 and 3 stars) which were principally frequented by Ghanaians. What's more, we went to Mark's home in Kumasi for supper were - as well as having an awesome Ghanaian supper - we met and conversed with Mark's great Ghanaian extended family. Another positive was that accompanying us on the tour (notwithstanding Mark and his brother in law who is the driver) was a nobleman who had quite recently been named Ghanaian cultural guide for the year 2005 by the government. He was fantastic: we gained such a huge amount from him (we likewise took in a ton from Mark, it was interesting getting his interpretation of customs and culture in Ghana as well as the take of the cultural guide). We likewise cherished the exchange: Mark was as keen on us as we were on him and Ghana. This made, right off the bat, for a superb environment in the car and as the tour developed. At long last, I truly liked Mark's earnest care and interest in the country. Notwithstanding the program being a "responsible" travel program, Mark is exceptionally keen on getting engaged with integrated rural development through eco-tourism.
  • We are incredibly content with our 10 days with Ashanti
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Sam & Janet Matheson20 Apr 2019
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    Sam and Janet are happy to give you input. We are incredibly content with our 10 days in Ghana with Ashanti... We went in a comfy 4-wheel drive jeep vehicle, we visited numerous towns and had warm encounters wherever we went. We had agreeable lodgings, great food, and a lot of good, clean water gave to us consistently. We had a sense of security with our local guides. They were all-around educated individuals and helped us very much as we made trips to numerous territories.
  • Our Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour was really magnificent!
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Kristine & Willis Carraway3 Oct 2019
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    Our Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour was really magnificent! Our aides, Prince and Oscar, were the absolute best, continually paying special mind to well-being and clarifying in detail the way of life and history of the different spots we visited in Ghana. The tour was glorious, including an extraordinary assortment of social, cultural, historical, and natural wildlife encounters. We could not have asked for more! The tour and operators were superb. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ashanti!
  • Emotional and beautiful return to Ghana
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Tom Hughman2 Feb 2018
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    I chose to go on the 8-day visit through Ghana for two principal reasons. The first being that I lived and worked in Ghana from 1961 to 1964 and my better half, Jean, and I wished to return to places we had appreciated a lot, even if it was 47 years prior. The subsequent explanation is that during this time my little girl, Jane was brought into the world in Kumasi and she generally needed to see where she was born. We showed up in Accra and discovered the progress the city has made - new streets, such countless incredible new buildings, more individuals, and a lot busier. Notwithstanding, the verifiable tourist spots were similarly as fascinating, individuals similarly as well-disposed and our aides fantastic. A few things were frustrating, as where we lived and worked had vanished as had the Ambassador Hotel where we used to go for tea. So on to Cape Coast which was so fascinating to Jane, the old fortifications remained beautiful as ever and the history of the slave trade really hit home. The following leg was up to Kumasi, by means of the superb walkways over the tropical jungle, and to attempt to discover where Jane was born. This was difficult, due to the progressions and the absence of point by point road maps. Yet, because of our most supportive aides and nearby individuals we in the long run discovered Ellis Avenue. It was a majestic moment for our family. To outline exactly how decent the neighborhood individuals were, the point at which we went to the Asatehene's royal residence, the guide discovering that Jane was brought into the world in Kumasi, with the assistance of different local people, played out a naming service, calling her Nana Yaa Asantehewa, after a renowned Ashanti lady who battled the British. We visited numerous other fascinating spots and settlements and it truly was a memorable excursion, and our much gratitude goes to Ashanti, our aides Mensah and Prince, and every one of the individuals who we met in the lodgings, neighborhood cafés, and markets, who made our visit so special and unique.
  • A 5 Star Experience!
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Helen Fox23 Nov 2017
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    On the off chance that you are searching for a 4 star and very good Safari, well this isn't for you. It is the genuine article. The Birding Ghana Safari Tour is a 5-star experience. I appreciated some extraordinary days on my vacation and a few days when I thought 'what have I done. Anyway, it was an incredible time I had. I'll be reasonable and legitimate, and ideally, give you a genuine understanding of my trip with Ashanti in Ghana. The good and the bad. You will meet truly great individuals. From your guides to the individuals who in reality live in the networks (indeed, you spend two days in two towns/villages). You will see monkeys, elephants, a hippo, or two in the event are very fortunate - crocodiles, and on the off chance that you love birdwatching, Mole National Park is for you. You'll go through a night under the stars, and you'll see goats, crowds of sheep, and cows. It's an astounding sight to see. Nonetheless, the disadvantage is that the vast majority of this occurs on the last piece of your vacation. A great deal of time is spent going by road. Some of the living arrangements are basic. Make sure to bring fundamental things, for example - mosquito shower/cream, tissue rolls and many toilet papers and face wipes. Bring a camcorder and a camera. In any case, the tour was incredible. Catching the sounds of elephants washing and playing in the water early morning is magnificent. The canopy walk in Bole National park is truly great, yet not for those of you that fear heights. The slightly frustrating things are the local area experts regularly stop at where you can offer 'gifts' to local communities. It can get dreary after a couple of days, anyway when you add it up, it's just a pound or two. I would very much advocate going with Ashanti and I hope this review helps.
  • Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour was incredible.
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Jim Hoston21 Aug 2017
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    My visit to Ghana on Ashanti’s - Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, was incredible. Yaw and Mensah were awesome, they took me to places that weren't generally on the rundown of locales. I took in an incredible amount of information from Mensah on the Slave Trade and Yaw educated me very well on the Culture of Ghana also. I was exceptionally satisfied with their operations and would prescribe your outfit to others going to Ghana. Much thanks for living up to your reputation. Keep up the incredible work and I intend to stay in contact with Yaw and Mensah in the future. Good luck to Ashanti and your future endeavors.
  • Looking forward to going again with Ashanti!
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Jessyca Dudley1 Oct 2019
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    Our experience was fantastic on the Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour. Collectively, the 6 of us, with different interests and backgrounds, felt very well provided for on our visit. The guide was amazingly instructive and willing to tailor the excursion to our requirements. We would very much like to use Ashanti in the future, we are already looking forward to it.
  • "birds of a feather flock together"
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Karin May10 Oct 2018
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    When an unfortunate family needed to drop out, it was without a second to spare, I got myself booked on this tour as a solitary visitor on Prince and Oscar's visit, yippie! It resembled being taken around by old companions, acquainting you with their companions in the towns, the urban areas, the National Parks: my guides were two of the most thoughtful, proficient, wonderful Ghanaians you could like to meet, consistently prepared to call attention to birdlife, view, harvests and intriguing highlights of town life. The palm oil makers, cocoa ranchers, pineapple dealers along the street, bead makers, weavers: all were glad to see the gracious and well-disposed group of Prince and Oscar. Ghanaian political issues and history were readily talked about in detail on the intriguing drives, and during our visits to a slave post and to the Ashante King's royal residence. They acquainted me with bushmeat, fufu, banku, and different indulgences. The lodgings are altogether agreeable and nice. As Oscar frequently said, We are consistently at your service, and this included patient Twi exercises at my request, delicate brain science to tempt me on the stupendous Canopy Walkway, and a long and effective quest for Kasapreko Cocoa Liqueur when I experienced passionate feelings for their business: ". made with our cocoa!" I was sufficiently fortunate to meet a few different aides from the organization including Mark himself and saw that "birds of a feather flock together": all were beautiful individuals, just like the nearby natural surroundings and the cultural guides.
  • Outstanding - Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Doug Nettles10 Sep 2016
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    I thought the Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour was extraordinary. They gave us all we required. The guide was truly in the know and gave a wonderful understanding of the different contexts of the destinations we visited. All the food and lodgings with the exception of the Afia African Town were extraordinary. The administration of the African Town was not useful and would not acknowledge anything aside from Cedis as payment. We were not told of this until we were to check out. I would advocate using Ashanti to all that wish to see and learn about the history of Ghana. As a history teacher myself, I thought it was educational and wise.
  • Enjoyable Family Experience in Ghana
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Otonye Davies16 Aug 2018
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    The excursion met my family's wishes. We had proficient, experienced, and very good aides. The schedule was super. Changing lodgings as often as possible made it more fun. We saw numerous things, investigated the set of experiences culture, and huge spaces of Ghana. Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, Kitampo, Mole, Waterfalls, Elmina Palace, Shelter walkway, Volta dam, and so on... We met lovely and interesting individuals, ate their food, felt their glow and grins, made new companions, and shared their sentiments. It was enjoyable.
  • Thanks Ashanti
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Melanie Steward7 Oct 2016
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    I made some astonishing memories in October on the Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour. Ashanti was awesome and our guide, Yaw Asamoah, is very well educated. Seeing the natural life in Ghana was amazing. The historical, cultural, and social experiences I had on this tour were brilliant. Many thanks
  • Great Schedule with Ashanti
    Ghana Bird Watching and Culture Tour, Ghana
    Christine Lane14 Mar 2017
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    Our schedule was magnificent and we covered 8 out of the 10 regions in Ghana. Our 2 aides and 1 driver were all Ghanaian, they were enlightening, adaptable, and fun and took us to spots of interest excluded from the schedule. We began the coast visiting the Castles and finding out about the Slave Trade, we visited the biggest market in West Africa, finished the astounding Canopy walk, visited different villages, learned and watched Kenti Clothes being produced, also Palm Oil, Cocoa, Fufu and Garri. At Mole National Park we got within 20 yards of Elephants, we went up the Black Volta where we were very near Hippos and superb birdlife. We went through 2 days and 1 evening living with the Lobi clan on the border of Burkino Faso, sleeping as they do on the top of their homes. There were such countless great moments and memories yet for me, the best highlight was the Ghanaian public. I have lived and voyaged all over Africa, however, at no other time have I met such agreeable, inviting, and smiley individuals. It is important to know that there are a couple of long drives and do not generally expect showers to be always functioning. Overall, Ashanti was incredibly useful when we were arranging this outing, they helped us all the way with all we asked. I would certainly recommend Ashanti and Ghana.
  • We loved our time in Ghana with Ashanti
    Birding Ghana Safari Tour
    Penny Cousins23 Oct 2017
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    Our vacation surpassed our expectations! From the second we were introduced to the radiating smile of our driver and guide at the airport, things just improved and better. The entire experience was great, we have such countless recollections and photographs that I will remember forever! Yah and Kawawa were fabulous. Nothing was a difficult situation for them and they cared for us well indeed. The 2 safaris we had at Mole Public Park were simply magnificent. To encounter an elephant in the wild is something to behold and feeding monkeys from my hand was stunning! The stay at Talawano Lodge was magnificent, and the last night's stay at Anamobo Beach Resort resort was flawless. I would, absolutely, recommend Ashanti to anybody and everybody.
  • A great time with Ashanti!
    Birding Ghana Safari Tour
    Linda Dronsfield13 Apr 2015
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    Our family of 4 completed the walking with Elephants tour. The nitty-gritty agenda was interesting to us. From the natural life to the towns and markets, from a mosque to galleries, and even a bead factory - everything surpassed our assumptions! Yaw and Kawawa (our guide and driver) were both exceptional! Yaw is incredibly proficient and rushed to alter the timetable to address our issues. Kawawa consistently had a lovely large grin on his face, even while driving on the absolute bumpiest streets we've experienced. Indeed, even before the outing, Janet and the managerial staff were receptive to our requirements. At the point when the carriers cancelled certain flights, Janet came to the rescue and revamped the entirety of the dates and lodging facilities to meet our requirements. In 10 days, we went more than 2000 km surrounding the assorted nation of Ghana however we wouldn't have surrendered any of the magnificent places we visited. We would strongly suggest Ashanti, they were great.
  • Ashanti African Tours is the Best
    Birding Ghana Safari Tour
    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 Ghana Safari Tour
    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 Ghana Safari Tour
    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.
  • Brilliant Time Birding in Ghana
    Ghana Butterfly Tour
    Allen and Linda Crockett1 Nov 2017
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    It's been a month since we got back from our 10-day natural life/birding visit through Ghana, we're putting the last little details on our photograph collection, we actually wonder and how impeccably everything went. The naturalist guide, James, is an elite birder who endeavored to squeeze out each extra species for us. Similarly as significantly, he endeavored to see that we were all around dealt with by the inns and cafés. He and the driver, William, were exceptionally friendly just as an expert, and we shared numerous giggles just as intriguing conversations on lengthy drives and at supper. The schedule - specially crafted for us to maximise time spent encountering nature at various scenes - couldn't have been better. The tour turned out to be extraordinary, William drove us securely on unpleasant backroads and through unimaginable traffic (as far as we might be concerned since we're from a modest community in the western U.S.) in the urban areas. The lodgings were perfect and agreeable, the food was very acceptable, and it's difficult to say enough regarding James' sharp eye and ear. While we were all the while battling to discover a bird in a distant tree, James would say, "In the scope" and there it was at high-power magnification for us to appreciate and concentrate in detail. Kakum's canopy boardwalk and Mole's magnificence and bountiful wildlife were brilliant. In the event that we are adequately lucky to visit Ghana again sometime in the future, we might want to see the eastern area with its cascades and climb to Ghana's most noteworthy point. Be that as it may, for this first visit, we wouldn't change anything. On the off chance that we do return, we would want to go with James and William once more. We won't ever fail to remember them, the astounding sights of Ghana, and the fantastic help given by Imprint, Lydia, and the other staff.
  • Northerners in Ghana having a great time
    Ghana Birding and Nature Tour
    Paul and Donna Hayes25 Oct 2018
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    Ghana was hot, however with the brilliantly airconditioned hotels with pools we appreciated daily and frequently during a pm break, we Northerners survived the heat. Our aides were affable, educated, and fantastic at discovering the birds we had gone to see. The consistently present filtered water was genuinely very helpful and much appreciated. The cost was entirely sensible as well as it included everything (which isn't in every case valid). Nobody was messing with us for tips, nearby food was a treat, local people were amicable and inspired by us as we were in them. We had an extraordinary excursion and I would suggest this organization for any visit through Ghana, as they will take you anyplace you need to go. They made a special effort to enable us to enjoy our time in Ghana. We were able to do the things we needed to do and to discover the birds we were generally very keen on.
  • Delightful birdwatching tour to Ghana
    Ghana Birding and Nature Tour
    Alf King1 Oct 2019
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    My significant other and I had a multi-day birdwatching outing to Ghana in December and we delighted in it hugely. We could be called veterans of such outings, having made trips to numerous nations and been managed by various travel organizations who sort out these sorts of occasions. Ashanti African Tours are up with the best of these and their costs are truly sensible, much lower than any UK-based association could offer. The quality of the tour was very good – equal to and if not better than all the others we have ever been on. I would wholeheartedly prescribe their tours to anybody arranging such an occasion. They were fully supportive and informative throughout the planning process and the whole holiday went smoothly, which is quite unusual for this kind of holiday in our experience. We initially discovered the administrator through the Africa Guide site and we consider ourselves lucky to had done so. We covered some of the key birding locales in Southern Ghana, focusing especially upon the Guinea rainforest endemics, effectively finding 275 types of which 127 were new birds for us, it was very exciting. The transport and driving services were brilliant and the accommodation was awesome. The destinations that we visited were evocative and sometimes really terrific: The Kakum walkway has to be experienced at least once by everyone, although in my case once will be quite enough (no head for heights). As anyone with a real interest in nature would know the experience of being in a rainforest away from the crowds and the hurly-burly provides a real insight into what any country has to offer. Ghana is a brilliant nation to visit, different to many others in Africa where we had been beforehand and, while we had anticipated that this should be our sole excursion to this country. We are currently disposed to return and experience its wonderful environment yet again.
  • Susan's Ghana Birding and Nature Tour
    Ghana Birding and Nature Tour
    Susan Mullaney1 Nov 2018
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    Our Ghana Birding and Nature Tour was extremely fulfilling. Going from one area to another permitted us to see a considerable amount of the country notwithstanding our 250+ species. I was exceptionally satisfied with the entirety of the facilities - they all had aircon and heated water. The feature of the inns, in any case, was the owners. Ghanaians are incredibly friendly! I particularly loved the cook/proprietor of D&A Visitor House in Shama. I enjoyed a very delicious buffet supper. Our guide, Robert Ntakor, amazed me. A bird would bounce by and he'd recognize it in a brief moment. He was likewise incredible at spotting birds in the thick brush and canopy. He appears to have the calls of each bird in Ghana on his iPod and we had incredible success drawing in marvels like the long-tailed hawk, great blue turaco, emerald cuckoo, and the list goes on. It was incredible fun seeing and capturing the fascinating birds.
  • 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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