Determinants of tropical vegetation structure and function

Field trips

These are being organised by Elmar Veenendaal before and after the symposium. Please note these are not included in your registration fee. 

 

Draft programme for field trip to Kakum National Park (prior to the 44th NPS) ghct.org.gh/kakumpark/

 

August 5

9:00 Bus leaves Accra (travel time to Kakum is approx. 4 hrs)

13:30 Arrive at Kakum

15:00–17:00 Forest Canopy walk

18:00 Dinner

Overnight stay in the Kakum National Park treehouses ghct.org.gh/kakumpark/attractions/camping/

 

August 6

6:00–8:00 Dawn chorus walk (either canopy or on the ground)

9:00 Bus departs for Elmina Castle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmina_Castle

11:00–12:00 Visit to Elmina Castle

13:00 Lunch

17:00 Arrival back in Accra

 

Cost for this excursion is expected to be in the region of 250−300 USD. Please contact np-symposia@lancaster.ac.uk before 2nd April 2019 if you are keen to attend and we will register your interest.

 

Draft programme for field trip to Mole National Park (after the 44th NPS) molemotelgh.com/home/visitor-info/

 

August 10

Early morning - Travel by plane to Tamale (approx. 200 USD)

Bus from Tamale to Mole, arriving late afternoon at Mole Hotel (2 nights’ accommodation approx. 70 USD per night)

Safari vehicles and park entrance will be included.

Evening introductory lectures about Mole.

 

August 11

Morning Chorus bird/game walk with a bird expert (approx. 2.5 hrs)

Breakfast

Daytime tour of Mole National Park (with lunch) looking at the various riverine forest, savanna and grassland vegetation types of the area 

Dinner

Nightime drive or evening at the hotel

 

August 12

Early morning game drive

Breakfast

Then leave for Tamale (Visit to functioning Forest Island)

Afternoon flight back to Accra

 

Cost for this excursion is expected to be in the region of 600 USD. Please contact np-symposia@lancaster.ac.uk before the end of April 2019 if you are keen to attend and we will register your interest.