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Country: Ghana
City: Accra
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Bird Watching Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

DAY 1:            ARRIVAL IN ACCRA, GHANA

Arrive at Accra airport. Met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.

Meal(s) included: None

Overnight: 2 Star Hotel in Accra or similar

 

DAY 2:            ACCRA – SHAI – SOGAKOPE

Depart after breakfast for a visit to Shai Hills Reserve, an expanse of savannah grassland and woodland for a bird watching experience. Here Senegal Parrot, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Vieillot’s Barbet, Piapiac and red-shouldered Cuckooshrike can be seen. In the afternoon, travel to Sogakope for overnight stay.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: 2 Star Hotel in Sogakope or similar

 

DAY 3:            SOGAKOPE – XAVI - HO

Depart to visit the Xavi Bird Sanctuary, a community based eco- tourism project centred on birds that inhabits in the area. See birds like Cinnamon Chested Bishop, Yellow- Crown Bishop, Senegal Fire- Finch, Splendid Sunbird, and Senegal Coucal. You may choose to go on a canoe ride on the Lotor River.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: 2 Star Hotel in Ho or similar

 

DAY 4:            HO – BOBIRI

Depart to visit Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. Stop at Odumasi Krobo to visit Cedi’s Beads Factory to observe the intriguing bead making process. Watch the centuries old process of bead making from start to finish.  Arrive in Bobiri by early evening and enjoy a birding experience in the Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary. See specialties like the highly threatened bare- headed rock fowl, Narina Trogon and Shining Drongo.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: Camping Site in Bobiri Forest Reserve or similar

 

DAY 5:            BOBIRI - KUMASI

Embark on an early morning bird watching experience. Depart Bobiri Forest Reserve for Kumasi, capital of Ghana’s Ashanti Region. Arrive by afternoon and go on a city tour of Kumasi visiting Manhyia Palace Museum and Prempeh II Jubilee Museum for an insight in Ashanti Kingdom history and culture.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: 2 Star Hotel in Kumasi or similar

 

DAY 6:            KUMASI

Depart after breakfast to visit the Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, the smallest Wildlife Protected areas in Ghana. The Sanctuary is also the only inland Ramsar Site in Ghana. It is home to many butterflies, over 140 species of birds, monkeys and the more reclusive bush pig, bushbuck and antelope.

In the afternoon, visit a few Ashanti craft villages to observe craftsmen at work and to purchase souvenir gift items from the wide assortment of handicrafts on sale.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: 2 Star Hotel in Kumasi or similar

 

DAY 7:            KUMASI - KAKUM

Depart Kumasi for a scenic drive to Kakum in the Central Region of Ghana. Stop en route in a village to visit an “akpeteshie” distillery to observe the rudiments of local gin processing. Arrive in Kakum by early evening and go on an evening bird watching experience in the Kakum National Park. See enigmatic birds including Black-casqued Hornbill, Black Bee-eater and Blue Cuckoo-shrike.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: Kakum Camping Site or Similar

 

DAY 8:            KAKUM

Go on a morning walk of the “Kuntan Trail” in the Kakum National Park with its countless trees with medicinal and cultural properties. For the young at heart experience the “Canopy Walkway” suspended 100 feet from the forest ground for a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest. Spend the most critical bird viewing hours 100 feet above the forest floor on the Canopy walkway, which platforms are large enough to support Telescopes. Visit the Elmina Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Portuguese in1482. View its utterly distinct architecture.

In the evening, visit Hans Cottage Botel for a sundown drink. Stop at the lily-covered pond in search of African Pygmy Goose, African Jacana and Malachite Kingfisher.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: Kakum Camping Site or Similar

 

DAY 9:            KAKUM - ACCRA

In the morning, depart Ghana’s Central Region for a return trip to Accra. En route stop to visit the Panbros Coastal Salt Lagoons to observe how salt is mined using old and modern methods. Arrive in Accra by late afternoon and check into your hotel.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: 2 Star Hotel in Accra or similar

 

DAY 10:         ACCRA - DEPART

This morning is free for last minute shopping and parking. Hotel check-out is at 12noon. Transfer to the airport for check in and departure.         

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Overnight: N/A

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Inclusions:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival
  • Assistance at departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced English/ French speaking tour guide
  • Admission to all listed sites, events and institutions
  • Meals indicated

Exclusions:

  • Airfare to/from Ghana
  • Meals not listed
  • Immunization (Yellow Fever Required, Malaria Prophylactics Recommended)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

 

 

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