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Ghana Birding & Nature Tours

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Population – 31,038,800
Language – English
Currency – Ghanaian cedi
Time Zone – GMT
Capital – Accra

Situated in the heart of West Africa, Ghana is a must visit destination for any birding and wildlife enthusiast.

A comprehensive coverage of varied West African habitats from coastal wetlands and lagoons, moving inland through the coastal savannah into the rich Upper Guinea Rainforests that protect so many West African speciality species that include the Yellow-headed Picathartes or White-necked Rockfowl amongst many others. Continuing northwards enjoying the transition between the southern forests through the broadleaved Guinea woodland and finally the savanna plains and touching the Sahel on the Burkina Faso border, Ghana offers you the chance of seeing a wide range of species and habitats. It was no surprise Arjan Dwarshuis chose to dedicate 14 days in Ghana with Ashanti African Tours during his successful Biggest Year world record. With so many amazing birding locations globally and so little time and money to enjoy all of them, Ghana simply is the must go to West African destination for birding and wildlife lovers.

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Ghana’s Best Local Birding and Nature Guides
Our expert local guides have grown up in and around the rainforests of Ghana and have always had a love of nature.

Several previously worked with the Ghana Wildlife Division and have undertaken extensive training perfecting their leading skills to maximise our participants enjoyment. Often described as the best local guides our participants and international companies that use us have experienced, they are passionate, personable, friendly, professional and ready to produce a productive and enjoyable trip for all our tour participants. Having 12 full time local expert birding, butterfly, and wildlife tour guides ensures we never compromise on quality. In addition, due to the remote locations we visit, all our guides have advanced first aid training.

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Best of Ghana Birding Tours
Our Best of Ghana Birding Tours take you to the most important birding localities looking for the key species found here in Ghana.

Primary focus is on birding, early starts and staying after sunset for the more difficult nocturnal species. If you are an avid birder, keep a world list and would like to see as many species and see them well during your time here with us, then our Best of Ghana Birding Tours are perfect for you. Choose from our wide selection of detailed itineraries ranging from 1 to 28 days in duration, alternatively allow us to design a customized tailor-made tour around your target species.

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Ghana Birding & Photography Tours
Put an end to the frustrations many photographers feel when travelling on a standard birding tour by joining one of our expertly led Ghana Birding and Photography Tours.

No more rushing from one species to another as we dedicate quality time ensuring you get the best photo possible. Our expert guides are experienced in leading photography tours, choosing the best times and locations for you each day. Our experienced team can design private customized tailor-made itineraries around target species and to include all flora and fauna in addition to cultural sites of interest.

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Yellow-headed Picathartes
Ghana Birding & Nature Tours
Ghana has some of the most avian rich, biodiverse rainforests and Savanna habitats in Africa that make Ghana a must visit location for any serious birding and wildlife enthusiast.

Our Ghana Birding and Nature Tours are designed for keen birders wanting a productive bird list but who also would like to see the other wildlife Ghana has to offer. Primary focus is on birding; however, your local expert guide will also be looking for other wildlife for you to enjoy during your nature walks. Early starts and staying late for nocturnal species is again the norm and as our guides are experts in mammals and butterflies in addition to birds you will not be disappointed.

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We have a 100% success rate of seeing the Yellow-headed Picathartes or White-necked Rockfowl and Egyptian Plover during all our tours
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Scheduled Ghana Birdwatching Tours
If you are looking to join a small group (average of 5 and maximum of 8 participants) then our scheduled Ghana Birding and Nature Tours are perfect for you.

Tours operate year-round and our primary focus is on birds with early starts, staying after dark for nocturnal species ensuring we dedicate the most critical bird viewing hours in the field. Our expert local guides will also keep their eyes open for other wildlife for you to enjoy during our nature walks. Travelling with likeminded people, sharing experiences and making friends for life are all benefits of joining one of our small group tours. Joining a group can also make your birding tour more affordable than a private trip.

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Customized Ghana Birding Tours
Ashanti’s strength is the ability to design tailor-made tours focusing on the exact area of interest for our participants.

If you have a specific target species list our experienced team can maximise you chance of seeing as many of these species by designing that perfect itinerary. Having so many local guides experts in such a wide range of areas from birds, mammals, butterflies, flora, culture and history working with us on a full-time basis ensures we can offer you that perfect trip. If you are a solo traveller, couple, family, small or large group allow us to design your trip, your way.

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Ghana Birding and Mammal Tours
Do you love mammals as much as birds? Why not allow our experienced team to design a customized tailor-made tour maximising your chance of seeing as many of the speciality mammal and bird species that occur here.

Our impressive record of finding Pangolins, Potto, Anomalures, Olive Colobus and many other rare mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and birds ensures you are guaranteed a productive, enjoyable trip with us. Our company are based in the heart of the Upper Guinea rainforest zone here in Ghana and our guides are constantly in the field researching and finding new locations for species to enhance our participants overall experience.

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Ghana Birding and Butterfly Tours
Many of us have a love of butterflies in addition to birds or travel with friends and family that enjoy seeing and photographing butterflies.

Our birding and butterfly tours are the perfect mix where you get to see the specialities of both these species. Ashanti are happy to have Ghana’s finest expert local butterfly guides working with us on a full-time basis. Local guides experienced in leading enjoyable and productive tours in addition to research trips working alongside and learning from some of the most renowned lepidopterist and entomologist that work in West Africa.

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Ghana Birding and Culture Tours
Do you, family or friends have a love of birds in addition to an interest in the culture, history and people of countries that you visit?

Then our customized tailor-made Ghana Birding and Culture Tours are perfect for you. The ideal combination of dedicating the most active early mornings to birdwatching and the warmer less productive times of the day to visiting historical sites of interest and immersing ourselves in the culture of Ghana. Local award-winning guides experts in all of Ghana’s flora and fauna in addition to our rich, colourful and vibrant culture and history. Allow our experienced team to design that trip of a lifetime and experience more during your time with us in Ghana.

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Our small group all-inclusive scheduled tours operate year-round, alternatively we can design private customized tours for individuals, couples, families, small or large groups

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Logistical Excellence Our Strength
Successful birding and wildlife tours are not just based on the guides knowledge of birds and wildlife.

The travel company and local guide also have the responsibility to ensure the planning and logistics of the tour run smoothly. Many companies try to save money on operating tours by taking out essential services that should be included for you to have the best overall experience. These include arranging suitable 4×4 vehicles getting you deeper inside Ankasa Reserve where we all know the speciality species occur around the forest pools or not paying kitchen staff a bonus to arrange early breakfast, ultimately delaying your morning birding departure, both of these mean you will miss key species. Ashanti promise never to compromise the quality of service we offer during any of our tours.

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Our Profits Protect Birds and Habitat
Ashanti would like to think most travellers care about the locations they visit and about having a positive impact during their time in each destination.

Booking with a responsible travel company goes a long way to achieving this. Many companies state they benefit locals and conservation when they do extraordinarily little and are more focused on their profit margins. Ashanti are Ghana’s only birding and nature tour company putting their profits back into protecting birds, rainforest, biodiversity and connecting communities to the conservation of their environment through community development initiatives connected to eco-tourism. Click to learn more about where our profits go.

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We Offset Your Trips Carbon Footprint
We plant 3 indigenous forest tree species for every guest that travels with us.

The main aim for this project is carbon offsetting – guests choosing to travel with us would offset their flights to/from Ghana by more than 15 times if the trees live to their expected lifespan. This is based on projected carbon dioxide generated on a return flight for the average guest (approximately 900kg/1980 lbs). The average tropical tree can absorb approximately 48lbs of carbon per year (when mature) and in Ghana it takes 30-50 years for a tropical tree species to grow to maturity, with an average life expectancy of 200-300 years. If the trees we plant for each guest are continued to be protected, then we are confident that we will be making a big difference in carbon offsetting: 3 trees planted would each absorb approximately 10,080 lbs of carbon, totalling 30,240 lbs/13,745 kg for all 3 trees (per guest).

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Destination Management Company
Most International Birding and Nature Tour Companies use our services for their tours here in Ghana.

Our client confidentiality policy means we do not discuss any of our clients with third parties. Each company that use our services, guides and vehicles here in Ghana have their own unique way of conducting their tours, our strength is the ability to adapt to their way. Tour participants are happy to learn that the company they travel with care about the location they are visiting by using a local ground agent protecting birds, habitat and helping local communities. Ashanti are regularly described as one of the best ground agents these companies use for their tours.

We used to get frustrated when seeing other birding tour companies in Ghana using our wording, itineraries and images, now we see it as a compliment
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