Determinants of tropical vegetation structure and function
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) http://kakumnationalpark.ghana-net.com/
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
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
17:00 Arrival back in Accra
Cost for this excursion is expected to be in the region of 250−300 USD. Please contact email@example.com 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) https://molemotelgh.com/home/visitor-info/
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.
Morning Chorus bird/game walk with a bird expert (approx. 2.5 hrs)
Daytime tour of Mole National Park (with lunch) looking at the various riverine forest, savanna and grassland vegetation types of the area
Nightime drive or evening at the hotel
Early morning game drive
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of April 2019 if you are keen to attend and we will register your interest.