9 Days Sahel and Guinea Savanna Birding Holidays

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Accra to null

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Take an exciting 9 days birding holidays to Ghana the safest, the most peaceful and friendliest country in West Africa for ornithologists and bird watchers from any part of the world. The tour offers you a professionally guided tour to some of the unique sites of the Guinea and Sudan savanna region of West Africa to see some of the beautiful and rare birds unique to this part of the world.
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.

What’s included

  • 8 Nights Standard accommodation with A/C & Breakfast (upgrades are available)
  • Private car with A/C, Fuel, Vehicle insurance and professional English speaking driver
  • 5 lunches and 3 dinners with soft drink
  • Complementary 3 litres of bottled water per person per day
  • Local and birding guides at site

What’s not included

  • International Visas & Flights
  • Vaccinations & Medical/Travel Insurance
  • Binoculars
  • Meals not listed and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Other activities not listed on itinerary

Itinerary

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.
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