Ghana 2016


Our holiday in Ghana in March 2016 was organised for us by Ashanti African Tours, a local Ghana company. There was a strong focus on butterflies and our guide Andrew Amankwaa was an expert on Ghana’s butterfly fauna, as well as a good bird guide. After visiting a couple of sites near Accra we moved on to Kakum National Park which has a wonderful elevated walkway through the forest canopy. We then spent a couple of nights in a tent at a well organised campsite on the edge of Ankasa Forest Reserve in the far S.W. of Ghana close to its border with the Ivory Coast. A long drive north took us to a very different habitat in Mole National Park, where we stayed at the comfortable Mole Motel within the park, on the way visiting a site to see the rare and endangered Yellow-headed Picathartes. On the way back to Accra we visited a monkey sanctuary at Boebeng-Fiema and the Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary.