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$687.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

SAFARI IN MOLE

Day 1: Drive from Accra to Mole. This 11 hour trip will commence from Accra at 04:00am and will have some stops en route for washroom, lunch and the Kintampo waterfalls.Kintampo Falls  flows from the  Pumpu River which falls some 70 meters down beautiful rocky steps. Take a short break from the journey with a tour here descending the over 150 steps to the base of the falls. Arrival and overnight at the Mole Motel. Day 2: Spend the day on a safari at one of the largest game reserves in West Africa home to elephants, baboons, monkeys, antelopes, warthogs, etc. This two hour walk will take you closest to the elephants and the other primates. You can also choose to go in a safari jeep. Later explore nearby attractions such as the Larabanga mosque, the mystery stone and Mognori village. Overnight at the Mole Motel. Day 3: Start early drive back to Accra via Kumasi. You will be dropped off at your hotel to end the tour.

$3675.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9 Days Sahel and Guinea Savanna Birding Holidays

Day 1: Accra You are met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra the capital city of Ghana, and transferred to your hotel. Day 2: Shai Hills and Akosombo Early Morning by sunrise you drive to Shai Hills Resource Reserve about an hour drive out of Accra. Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a woodland savannah park and an exciting birding site for savannah and woodland specialists such as the Plain-backed Pipit ,Violet backed starling, Western Tree Pipit, Stone Partridge, Blue-bellied,  Broad-billed Rollers, and many more. Day 3: Tongo Hills Depart from your hotel for your onward flight to Tamale. You are met by your savannah birding guide and you drive to Tongo at the North-eastern part of Ghana. Your target species include the Rock-loving Cisticola, Cabanis bunting, Brown–rumped Bunting, Cinnamon–breasted Bunting, Fox Kestrel, Booted Eagle,  and many more. Day 4 : Tono Dam Track down the beautiful birds on the African continent the Egyptian Plover on the White Volta River close to the Ghana-Burkina Faso boarder. Other species include the Chestnut–belied and Purple and the Blue-eared Starlings, Hoopoe, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Yellow-winged Pytilia, Yellow Penduline Tit, Scrub Robin, the Knob-billed Duck etc. Day 5: Bolgatanga –Mole National Park On Tour day 5, you will spend the morning revisiting Tongo Hills to pick some birds you might have missed and continue your drive to Mole National Park passing through Tamale  and Damongo. Stop by Larabanga which is believed to be the oldest mosque and building in West Africa. Continue to Mole National Park where over 315 bird species have been recorded including the Senegal parrot, Violet Turaco, Red Throated bee–eater and Fox kestrel.Day 6 and Day 7 Mole At Mole National Park, some target birds you will most likely to see during the remaining two days include Chestnut–crowned Sparrow Weaver, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Exclamatory Paradise Whydahs, Togo Paradise Whydah, and Gambaga Flycatcher. Day 8 :Mole – Daboya – Tamale - Accra Check out of Mole and take about two hour drive to Daboya, a rather traditional town noted for its hand woven and unique textile. Here you will see the  Egyptian Plover along the shores of the River. Continue to Tamale Airport to catch your flight back to Accra.Day 9 : Densu Delta Ramsar Site -Sakumo - Accra Depending on the time of your return flight, you have the option of spending the morning and most of the day birding at either the Densu Delta Ramsar Site, the Sakumo Ramsar Site, or the Winneba Plains. Target species here are waterbirds of various kinds. You are transferred to the airport  for your flight back home or better still extend your visit to the forest area for altogether different experience with forest birds.

$2770.35 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12-Day Wildlife and Cultural Tour of Northern Ghana from Accra

Day 1: Accra - Tamale Upon arrival, have a city tour of Tamale, visit the Tamale central market, the central mosque and the leather processing site. Day 2: Tamale - Tongo - Bolgatanga You will depart to Tongo to visit the shrine which is believed to give people good fortune and power. You will view the unique architecture of the region, the dramatic granite rock formations, and natural caves. Also visit the Bolgatanga local market for further interaction with the people. Day 3: Bolgatanga - Sirigu - Paga - Bolgatanga You will drive straight on the 34km road to Sirigu. Sirigu is known throughout Ghanaian history for its pottery, basket weaving and unique symbolic wall decorations. You will get a guided tour of traditional homes belonging to members of Sirigu Women Organisation for Pottery and Art (SWOPA). You will also have the opportunity to meet with (SWOPA) women at the gallery. After Sirigu, you depart to Paga, where crocodiles are part of the daily living of the people.Day 4: Free day in Bolgatanga Day 5: Bolgatanga - Tumu You will head towards Tumu. You will stop over at Navrongo after about 30kms drive. You will visit the Catholic minor Basilica, the first Catholic Church building in northern Ghana since 1903. Day 6: Tumu - Wa You depart very early to begin the day’s tour. After about 32km on the ‘red dusty road’, you stop at Gwollu to see the Slaves walls built in the 18th Century by the chief of the area. Gwollu is also the home of Ghana’s third President.Day 7: Wa - Wachiau - Wa Wachiau Community Hippo Sanctuary is arguably one of the best wildlife sites in Ghana. While at the Sanctuary, you will visit the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary where a white huge skull of a hippopotamus.Day 8: Wa - Mole National Park You depart after breakfast to Mole National park. You will see elephants and baboons for use plus other smaller animals such as dulcimers. There is an Italian funded introduction of Lions you can perhaps see one if you are lucky.Day 9: Mole National Park - Mognori Eco-village You depart around 8:00am driving about 10 minutes to Mognori Eco Village for a 2 hour village walk and drumming and dancing and 2 hours canoe safari.Day 10: Mole - Tamale - Accra Early in the morning at 7:00 am, you will take a 2 hour walking safari. Have breakfast and then depart from mole national park to Larabanga to see the mosque. Day 11: Free day in Accra You will have the option to stay in the hotel and rest or you go out to do last minute shopping of gifts for friends and families or also have a short City tour of Accra. Day 12: Fly out of the country Today based on your check in time and departure, you will check out of your hotel and dropped at the airport.

$2010 Cultural & Theme Tours

NORTHERN REGION TOUR of TAMALE and MOLE and BOLGATANGA

This Trip is 11 hours by bus and 1 hour with flight ( we recommend to go by flight). All fees include roundtrip flight tickets, admission tickets,guide fees. Visit the Tamale Chief palace. A visit to the Leather factory where leather is use to make various products from shoes to drums to hat. You will get to try your hands our leather making. We will spend a day in Bolgatanga where you will see the basket market, Tongo hills, Sirigu painted houses and the Paga crocodile pond. Back to Tamale and make our way to Mole national park and the Larabanga mosque as well as the Mognori canoe bird watching.  Mole National park It’s home to elephants, leopards and rare birds such as the white-backed vulture. You will get to experience first hand how the local Shea-butter is made by local women. Daboya is home to smock making, traditional northern dress use by the chief and people. We always recommend a visit to the smock village.