Ashanti African Tours
Ashanti African Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Ashanti African Tours are a Ghana based Tour Operator committed to ethical travel in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Liberia. Professionally organised, locally guided, authentic tours designed to benefit locals, conservation of wildlife, habitat and the communities we visit. We offer fully inclusive tours in Educational Student Travel, Culture, History, Wildlife, Bird Watching, Hiking/Walking, Biking and more.
Accra, Ghana

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2023

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Buendia1965
Monte Porzio Catone, Italy95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We contacted Ashanti from Italy to arrange a 10-days birding tour, and they proved superb: excellent value for your money, highly reliable, very well organized, responsive... Our field guide, Andrew, proved extremely skilled and, very important for us, flexible enough to meet our requests & needs without any problems. Also, Ashanti works at close contact with the local communities, something we definitely appreciated. Highly recommended to arrange any trips to Ghana.
Written January 8, 2020
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Dear Antonello, Thank you for your wonderful review about our company on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure hosting you and your group for your 10 Day Private Birdwatching tour of Ghana. We are happy to know you were happy with your guide Andrew. Our guests are an important part of our progress. Without you travelling with us, we would not have been able to impact positively on the communities and the environments we visit. We have been able to complete our school at Bonkro and handed over to the community our Reception facility at Brekum is coming up well too which when completed will also be for the community at the Picathartes site. We are able to do all these because of ethical travelers like your kind. So, thank you for choosing to travel with us. We always strive to be the best in the country and offer our clients excellent services which is why we have been recently awarded the best tour operator in the central region 2017/2016 and 2014 making us 3 times winners. The entire Ashanti African Tours Team appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future. With warmest regards, Patience Dadzie
Written January 14, 2020
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Akira M
Michigan21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
After looking through several expensive birding options, I e-mailed Ashanti African Tours. I was delighted when they were able to customize my trip to my budget parameters. They were lightning responsive, professional, and all purchases/itineraries were exactly as planned. My birding tour guide was knowledgeable, punctual and incredibly nice. Support local! Go with Ashanti African Tours.
Written January 27, 2020
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Dear Yongseohaejulge, Thank you for your wonderful feedback about our company on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure hosting you for your birding tour of Ghana. Our team hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards from all the Ashanti African Tours Team. Patience Dadzie
Written January 28, 2020
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Joan K
Wyncote, PA442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I am a travel professional who plans personalized trips for deluxe clients around the world.
When I decided to travel to Ghana, Togo and Benin this winter, I researched various tour companies and selected Ashanti African Tours.
From the very first email,,I have been delighted with this company.
They were professional in every way.
They responded to my emails immediately providing the answers to all my questions with great detail
They gave me their very best cultural guide named Oscar Kwarteng and he was simply phenomenal. He is one of the finest guides I have ever had. In addition to his great knowledge, he was so caring, considerate, and thoughtful in every instance. I cannot rave about him enough.
My driver, Johnson Yaw, was also fabulous. He has tremendous skills as an outstanding driver. In addition, he cared for me like a mother, and always wanted to protect me.
I highly suggest travel to this wonderful country of Fhana and also to Togo and Benin.
Most of the hotels were very good or excellent and they were superb in Benin and Togo.
Kudos to this fabulous tour company. You do an outstanding job.
Thank you for everything
Written February 13, 2020
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Dear Joan, Thank you for your wonderful review about our company on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words about our team. On behalf of all our team at Ashanti African Tours I would like to thank you for your wonderful review from your recent tour with us. Our team very much enjoyed their time with you, and it was a pleasure having the opportunity to show you our beautiful country. Our team hope to welcome you back to one of the destinations (Ghana, Togo, Benin, Sao Tome and Principe) we now offer tours in the near future. Warmest regards from all the Ashanti African Tours Team. Patience Dadzie
Written February 13, 2020
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Livetowander
Los Angeles647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My trip with Ashanti African Tours stands out as one of the best I have ever taken. My guide Philip Senyo was great as a regular guide, and fantastic as a birding guide. No mean feat to juggle both. Birding was of primary importance to me and he took steps while in the field to more finely tune my already customized itinerary to ensure the best possible experience.

Vehicles were comfortable and well maintained and the driver also very professional (thank you Mr Kofi).

Logistics were handled adeptly by the ladies in the office both before my trip and while we were on the road. I must say how much I appreciated that the trip was truly all inclusive (except for tips) as not having to worry about money made it easier to focus on enjoying the experience.

When the inevitable hiccups did occur Ashanti African Tours came through with flying colors. Highly recommended!
Written July 12, 2020
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Dear Livetowander, Thank you for your great review about Ashanti African Tours on TripAdvisor. We must apologies for not responding to your review earlier however, we are so much happy to hear from you. You tour guide Philip Senyo and driver Kofi are happy to hear of your kind words. The office team are all happy to have helped your trip to be a success. From all of us at Ashanti African Tours, we wish you all the best and look forward to receiving you onto our tours again in the future. With best regards, Patience Dadzie Senior Travel Consultant
Written December 16, 2021
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904agnesc
Zoutleeuw, Belgium327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
When Covid crossed my travel plans earlier this year, my trip was simply postponed without any ado or questions asked.
Ashanti African Tours organize any kind of trip you can imagine : cultural, historical, butterfly-tours, mammal-sightings, birding...
My itinerary was designed as a private birding trip, with a focus on parrots, by the company's senior birding guide, Mr. Francis Ntakor.
The trip was organized to perfection, though with enough flexibility to achieve the maximum satisfaction. Hotels were high-standard, food was good and the car was a safe 4x4 Toyota equipped with all necessary comfort.
My driver, Joseph Frimpong, is an experienced and very capable driver. He knows Ghana's littlest roads as the back of his hand. He made sure that we made it safely through the sometimes hectic traffic.
My birding guide, Francis Ntakor, is in my opinion, Ghana's leading birding expert. He knows every single birds by hearing the slightest tune.
Both gentlemen insured that I had a perfect trip. But above all, we had great fun and after all, that is what holidays are supposed to be, right ?
Thanks guys !
Written November 17, 2020
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Dear Agnes, Thank you for your wonderful review about Ashanti African Tours on TripAdvisor. We must apologies for not responding to your review earlier however, we are so much happy to hear from you. We are excited to know that you had a perfect trip. Your tour guide Francis Ntakor and driver Joseph Frimpong are happy to hear of your kind words. From all of us at Ashanti African Tours, we wish you all the best and look forward to receiving you onto our tours again in the future. With best regards, Patience Dadzie Senior Travel Consultant
Written December 16, 2021
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angelalN4647NY
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Wanting to book a trip with Ashanti? Do not hesitate, do it now! We recently returned from a 57 day private tour with Ashanti. Most of the trip was with a driver and bird/mammal watching guide and about 2 weeks with a driver-guide only. We cannot recommend the company and it’s guides and drivers highly enough. They made sure the trip went smoothly and comfortably and that we found most of the species we had dreamed of. The bird guides are the best I have ever experienced. We had 3 different guides during our trip which was just perfect. All of them were excellent. For Mammal spotting in the forest no one has better eyes than Andrew, Ashanti’s Mammal specialist. Kojo drove for us for the majority of the trip. For two weeks he acted as driver-guide too. He is a one in a million person and I highly recommend him for any trip, especially if you don’t need a birding guide for the whole time. Kojo knows all the birding sites and was very helpful in finding the most special and sought after species in the north. He made our trip the fantastic success that it was. It’s not an easy task to “entertain” clients for that length of time. We loved the security of Ashanti having a back up for all eventualities (even though we didn’t need it). This would not be the case with with some smaller companies.
Written April 27, 2022
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Hi Angela, Thank you so much for your beautiful review about Ashanti African Tours on TripAdvisor. We are so grateful for this and everybody in Ashanti appreciate your great thought. We do hope to see you again soon. From all of us at Ashanti African Tours, we wish you all the best in your next adventure. Have a wonderful day. With best regards, Patience Dadzie
Written April 29, 2022
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siri o
Alice Springs, Australia45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Ashanti African Tours exceeded my expectations .
I wanted a private Birding Tour with a little extra , Rosematilda answered my initial enquire with a suggested itinerary that included parts of Ashanti’s Cultural Tour , we played around in a further few emails and came up with something that suited me perfectly .
I didn’t miss any of the birds and during a 21 days tour also visited Museums and Art Galleries , attended Textile Workshops and visited Markets , a very rich mix .
Osei Johnson bird guide is one of the best I’ve encountered , Johnson’s ability to see and identify a bird by call was second to none .
Our driver Alex kept our comfortable car spotless & looked after us in general , making sure we had plenty of bottled water and fruit etc for the journey and hikes .
I greatly enjoyed travelling with kind , thoughtful , punctual and talented guide and driver .
Highly recommended AshantTours !
Written March 25, 2024
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Dear Siri, Thank you for reviewing Ashanti African Tours on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear your private birdwatching tour exceeded your expectations. Our team is happy with your recommendations, and we really hope to see you again soon on one of our other destination tours of Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sao Tome and Principe. Have a wonderful day. With best regards, Patience Dadzie
Written March 28, 2024
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Sephanienh_sh
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
My husband and I went on a private 5 days cultural tour to Togo and Benin from Ghana with Ashanti Tours. I wanted to tour the countries of my ancestors, understand the history, and the religious Voodoo practices. Christophe was our tour guide and he was phenomenal. He ensured we received superior service at all times.

Before my trip I communicated with Rosematilda who was always so kind and thorough while planning our visit. Richard was one of our drivers from Ghana to Togo. He was very knowledgeable and ensured everything was in place before we transferred to a new driver, Joseph. He was also very kind and there to answer any questions we had during our visit.

Christophe is a French speaking tour guide who assisted with translation during our visit. He also made sure we felt safe and we were happy the entire time. He ensured a seamless transition at every border with our Visas, exchanging money, restaurants, museums, tours which were all taken care of and we could remain on vacation. Christophe and Joseph were always so professional, punctual and personal. Traveling with them literally was like traveling with family more than a tour guides and we were traveling these beautiful countries together.

Each day brought new awe-inspiring experiences. Christophe’s impeccable attention to detail was evident throughout. We visited Lome, Togoville. Ouidah, and Cotonou. Togoville was the best part of my trip! Christophe was very passionate throughout this tour but gave us a lot of insight to the life there. The people in Togoville welcomed us, showed us warmth and hospitality. I wholeheartedly recommend asking for Christophe at Ashanti Tours for their expertise, passion, and dedication to delivering an unforgettable journey in Togo and Benin. This was an exceptional adventure!
Written December 6, 2023
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Dear Stephanie, Thank you for your wonderful review about Ashanti African Tours on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear about your experience during your private 5 day Ghana Togo trip with us. Christophe your guide is very happy to know your expectations were met for this tour. From all of us at Ashanti African Tours, we wish you all the best in your next adventure and hope to see you again soon on our other destination tours of Ethiopia, Senegal, Liberia, Uganda, Sao Tome and Principe. Have a wonderful day. With best regards, Patience Dadzie
Written December 13, 2023
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Stefan Hage
Traslovslage, Sweden1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you ever plan to visit Ghana for its wounderful birds and nature you just have to book a private trip with Ashanti African Tours.
We (four birders and photographers from Sweden) started to plan this trip back in August 2022 and we started an email conversation with Rosematilda! She helped us forming this trip and it proved to be a great success! Rosematilda replied very quickly on all our weird questions and gave us relevant information on everything!
Doing a private trip gives you the opportunity to stay a bit longer on the most precious places like Ankasa NP, Mole NP and so on!
Giving them a "most-wanted" list of birds you like to see helps the guides to plan the trip in best way!
The plan was to arrive in Accra 20 Oct 2023 but flights were delayed do our trip started the day after! Our luggage was missing so the start was not what we wanted! However, our guide Jackson who met us at the airport helped us reporting the missing bags and then we jumped into the car with the driver Ibrahim waiting for us!
We visited Kakum NP with the famous Canopy walk, further on to Ankasa Reserve, Abrafo Forest & Picathartes nesting site, Bonkro Forest, Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary, Mole NP, one stop to see Egyptian Plover and then back south to Atewa Range.
All in all we managed to see and hear more than 380 bird species, many of them seldom seen outside Ghana!
Our guide Jackson was a real expert with eyes and ears incredibly sharp! He spotted the smallest movement far away in the dense vegetation and even the faintest bird sound was identified and often also visible after some time!
The driver Ibrahim was always glad, showing his nice big smile every time!
Due to the delayed luggage we had to fix some clothing, rubber boots etc and Ibrahim and Jackson was very helpful and know where to stay and shop whatever we needed!
Overall Ashanti Tours, Jackson and our driver Ibrahim made this trip a real success with so many birds seen and the real Ghana explored during our days in Ghana!
Don´t wait, plan your trip together with Ashanti and it will be perfect!
Written November 16, 2023
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Dear Stefan, Thank you for your wonderful review about Ashanti African Tours on TripAdvisor. It was exciting welcoming you and your group to Ghana and showing you Birds of Ghana during your 19 days with us. We really appreciate your feedback. Jackson, Ibrahim and the entire Ashanti team wish you all the best in your next adventure and we hope to see you again soon on our other destination tours of Togo, Benin, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe. With best regards, Patience Dadzie
Written November 22, 2023
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FrequentFlier10566
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Ashanti Tours are exceptional! I spent 12 days with them as part of a tour with Radical Death Studies, learning about Ghanian cultural traditions around death and funerals.

The trip exceeded my expecatations on all levels. So much more was included in the tour, including excursions to Stingless Bee project, Kente weaving, cookery classes, art galeries, shopping, Glass bead makers, Batik making, a school visit and a canopy walk.

The restaurants they took us to were wonderful, the food was so tasty!

This was in addition to being invtied to spend 2 days at a village funeral which was arranged by Celestine through a personal contact. We also visited the Fantasy Coffin makers in Accra, museums and art projects.

I learnt so much about Africa’s history, as we followed the slave trade route across country, visiting the castles and forts where millions of African people who had been marched hundreds of miles in shackles and chains were held before going through the Door of No Return and onto ships bound to the Americas. It was truly heartbreaking but also such a needed education, like I never had before.

The tour guides and team were just amazing! The guides Oscar and Celestine were so helpful and knowledgeable in all the different aspects of the tour, They were friendly, supportive, caring and patient in organising and holding a group as big as ours. We travelled safely on a big coach and was supported by Charles who looked after us and our luggage in the many different hotels we stayed in along the way.

Ashanti Tours are just the best! Thank you all so much, Mala x
Written August 1, 2022
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Wow Mala, Thank you for your great feedback of Ashanti African Tours on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear of your wonderful experience. We so much appreciate your kind words about our guides and driver and we hope to see you again soon. With best regards, Patience
Written August 11, 2022
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