In September 2021, a worldwide team of amphibian biologists will spend three weeks in Ghana assisting the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana team in their efforts to educate Ghanaians about the country’s amphibians, and to protect some of the world’s most endangered frog species.
SAVE THE FROGS! will incorporate a 12-day/11-night ecotour into the Expedition so that adventurous frog lovers can experience the amazing Ghanaian wildlife; meet hundreds of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana volunteers, supporters and staff; and have a thoroughly unforgettable travel experience.
The 2021 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Frogging Safari will consist of a small group of ecotourists joined by:
- SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger
- SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Gilbert Adum
- SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Campaigns Coordinator Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi
- SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh Veterinarian Dr. Nurul Islam
- British amphibian biologist Steven Allain
- Other international wildlife experts, plus local guides and conservationists.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger photographed this Conraua alleni during the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition. The species was not known to exist in Ghana prior to 2016 surveys by SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana scientists.
The itinerary is not yet set, but is currently assumed to be:
- Days 1 & 2: Accra. Pickup from airport, rest and relax. Attend the SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit at the University of Ghana.
- Days 3 and 4: Atewa Hills. We will split into two groups each night, to survey Togo Slippery Frog habitats in the mountains, or stay in the lowlands to explore the swamps. During the day, we will visit schools, the SAVE THE FROGS! UCAES chapter members, and our nonprofit partners campaigning to protect the Atewa Hills from mining.
- Days 5, 6 & 7: KumasiWe will visit SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana headquarters in Kumasi; meet the chapter members of SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST; take part in another SAVE THE FROGS! World Summit; go frogging at the Bobiri Reserve; look for Dwarf Crocodiles and frogs along the Wewe River; visit the markets in downtown Kumasi; eat fabulous Ghanaian food, and assist the Kumasi Wewe River Amphibian Project (K-WRAP) volunteers with their habitat restoration efforts.
- Days 8, 9 & 10: Mole National ParkWe will explore Mole National Park for a more traditional African safari, including elephants, crocodiles, monkeys and warthogs. At night we will survey the ponds and swamps and find species of frogs not seen further south.
- Days 11 & 12: AccraFly to Accra. Visit historic sites or markets. Enjoy our final dinner together. Say our goodbyes, maybe with a few tears in our eyes…and flights out.
The ecotour price is not yet set, but we estimate $3,995 to $4,395 (which covers in-country lodging, transport and food, and does not cover international airfare).
All proceeds support the 2021 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition, which will carry on after the ecotour to campaign for protection of critically endangered frogs in Yawkrom (Sui Forest Reserve) and Ankasa National Park and surroundings.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Gilbert Adum searching for frogs during the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition
Want To Join Us In Ghana?
Thank you for your interest in the September 2021 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Ecotour! Please fill out this brief form if you are seriously interested in joining us in Ghana for the frogging experience of a lifetime. We will be in touch with you soon.
We hope you can join us in Ghana to find and help save West Africa’s amazing amphibians!