GHANA 26 MARCH-3 APRIL 2016 TRIP REPORT PARTICIPANT…..SIMON CARTER GUIDE
GHANA 26 MARCH-3 APRIL 2016 TRIP REPORT
In preparation for UK board meeting in Ghana on 24-25 march 2016, i made arrangement towards going birding. I emailed a friend at American Embassy in Ghana called John, if he knows a bird guide whose charges are moderate and knows the birds, their calls and special place to go and see special birds. John assured me of Kwame Brown as his guide in Ghana anytime he wants to go birding, he sent me Kwame`s email address and telephone number to contact him and all the necessary arrangements will be made. Infact the way Kwame handled me let me know why John likes him. He is straight forward,simple and breaks everything down to your understanding.
He told me about 4×4 car charges/day.
Hotel,fuel,entry to parks,food and water fees were summerised.
Which was moderate for me to go with.
He sent me the Itenerary for 9 days period and was cool to me as he knows the best in the country. The only disappointing thing to Kwame was the 4×4 car he arranged for have to come all the way from Cape Coast to Accra for the trip,and final day UK Embassy in Ghana gave me Embassy car. Kwame was a little disturbed but to solve the problem i have to fill the fuel thank for the driver and pay him for a day service to go back to Cape Coast. I arrived in Ghana on 23 march 2016 at 20 hours with emirate and was transported to Movenpick Ambassador Hotel by UK Embassy car, Kingsley the driver was patiently waiting for me at Kotoka International Airport Accra. Early next morning waking up to see the rising sun in Ghana and nice birds seen around this place, i called Kwame and told him i am already enjoying birds of Ghana and set for 26 morning after the meeting on 24th and 25th, positive response from him made me feal at home. Early 26th morning our tour began and incredible performance from Kwame which led us to record 376 birds including African pygmy goose, Egyptian plover,Hartlaubs duck,Yellow headed picathartes,Blue headed bee eater and Abyssinian ground hornbill within 9 days it was realy great. No wander Kwame was number 1 coice for John as far as birds of Ghana is concern as his skills of identifying birds and hearing their calls were beyond imagination, a young man of his age and youthful appearance but knows all the skill and places to see special birds it was really fantastic.
Thanks to Kwame for making it possible and UK Embassy for their support with the car and driver Kingsley, i realy enjoyed it. Good hotels with nice meals in Ghana was superb, Thanks for choosing the best for the trip Kwame.