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Ghana Butterfly Tour - 15 Days

Ghana Butterfly Tour

Butterfly Tour in Ghana

Our 15-day Ghana Butterfly Tour is available on request throughout the year and is a leisurely-paced trip allowing time to enjoy the country's forest habitats and fantastic photographic opportunities for both amateurs and professionals.  This tour offers an exceptional nature experience for our tour participants.  A Ghana butterfly tour never disappoints as it blends the perfect mix of nature with the best Ghana has to offer, including almost 1,000 species of butterfly.

The Upper Guinean Forest Zone, west of the Dahomey Gap, was once a continuous band of rainforest stretching from Ghana to Sierra Leone. However, due to excessive deforestation in the last century, only about 10% of the original forest cover remains. Thankfully, Ghana is one of the few West African countries where the idea of protecting forests came early enough to set up a network of national parks. Some forest reserves also received protection due to a decades-long ban on logging.

Ghana is therefore still well-endowed with rainforest areas, albeit fragmented. Nevertheless, these areas protect more than 950 butterfly species - the country's remaining forests have conserved their extremely rich biodiversity. There is good access to important and diverse habitats on this butterfly safari. On a good day, a visitor can sometimes see over a hundred species.

This specialist butterfly tour in Ghana aims to introduce enthusiasts to many different forest areas and their butterfly fauna, with exceptional photo opportunities for many of the species.

Ghana Butterfly Tour highlights include:

  • Atewa Forest Range - We will be looking for the endemic Atewa Dotted Border, Green Orange Forester, True Forester, Shining Red and Charaxes.
  • Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary - Some special species include Janetta Themis Forester, Flame-bordered Charaxes, Large Fairy Hairstreak, African Mapwing, Hebes Pink Forester and more.
  • Kwabena Sam Forest - Square-winged Red Charaxes, Brilliant Nymph, Edward's Forester and Western Yellow-banded Swallowtail are some of the special species to target.
  • Kakum - We will be looking for African Giant Skipper, Forest Caper White, Gambia Nymph and Large Orange Tip.
  • Ankasa - Get ready for stunning views of Veined Swallowtail, Perseis Mimic Forester, Ankasa Sprite, Ghost, Hildebrandt's Charaxes and Simple Liptena.
  • Finally Aburi Botanical Gardens - Target species include Mocker Swallowtail, Coffee Playboy, Western Pearly, Blue Diadem, Gaudy Commodore, Golden Pansy and more.

If you'd prefer to take a longer tour, why not try the Ghana Birding and Nature Tour? 

Alternative Tour Name: Ghana Butterfly Tour

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15 Days

Price & Availability

USD2,695 / per person
Single Supplement USD 295
This tour is operated by: Ashanti African Tours
4.64 based on 22 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • Ghana
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Dragonflies & Butterflies
  • 4 to 8px
  • 15 days
  • Throughout the Year
  • + 10 years
  • Leisurely
  • Yes
  • English
  • Kotoka International Airport
  • Kotoka International Airport
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