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In search of Picathartes

2 March to 16 March 2018

Principal Leader: Victor Owusu

Maximum of 12 clients (two leaders with more than six clients).

2018 Cost £3,999 single room supplement £360

Ornitholidays has been visiting West Africa for many years and our holidays to The Gambia have been enjoyed by hundreds of birdwatchers. We now have an additional tour to a stable country in this region. Ghana is an independent republic with a democratic government, lying on the Gulf of Guinea. The people are friendly and their main language is English. The country has a great system of National Parks and they have just begun to realise the importance of tourism, and in particular eco-tourism, to add another income stream to their economy. What makes the country special for us is the variety of habitats that it encompasses: there is the coastal wetland zone, the dry Sahelian savannah, the Upper Guinea Forest and some pristine broad-leaved Guinea Woodland. Our 15-day tour gives us the chance to explore these habitats, as well as visiting the famous Kakum canopy walkway. For those who have visited The Gambia there will be many new and exciting species here, such as Yellow-headed Picathartes, Congo Serpent Eagle, Black and Blueheaded Bee-eaters, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Standard-winged Nightjar, African Finfoot, Spotted Creeper and Blue Cuckoo-shrike – to name just a few! The birds of this country will not be the only focus of our attention, as the other fauna and flora are excellent. The sheer number of butterfly species to be found here is outstanding. Couple this with a colourful backdrop of Ghanaian life and a visit to some of the costal forts made infamous during the slave-trading period and you have the basis for a fascinating holiday. Throughout this tour, we will be in the company of Victor Owusu who is one of Ghana’s premier birding guides. Join us in Ghana to see why we think this country makes a great addition to the Ornitholidays’ suite of African holidays. These will be Ornitholidays’ seventh and eighth tours to Ghana.

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Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Fly to Accra
Days 2-6 Kakum National Park
Day 7 Kumasi
Days 8-11 Mole National Park
Day 12 Kumasi
Day 13 Koforidua
Day 14 Depart Accra
Day 15 Arrive London