5 Most Visited Waterfalls In Ghana

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What comes to your mind when you think about waterfalls in Ghana? My guess is Boti falls Wli falls, Kintampo falls, Akaa falls, and Tagbo waterfalls.

5 Most Visited Waterfalls In Ghana

Boti Falls

Boti falls is one of the top tourist attraction in Ghana and the country’s most popular waterfall. Each year Boti falls is visited by thousands of tourists both domestic and international who come to watch the well-known twin waterfall of the world. Boti Falls is located at Boti in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Boti falls takes its course from a river known locally as Ponmpon. It’s believed that the waterfall was hidden in the forest until a white Catholic priest discovered. Boti has two falls namely the upper falls and the lower falls.

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Boti is a seasonal fall that is a double side-by-side fall during the high flow and at the bottom of 250 concrete steps. During full flow, you are surrounded by a canyon of falling water. It can be found in the forest of Huhunya.

The larger one is mythically believed to be the male and the smaller one the female. According to the local folks, when the two merge, a rainbow is formed. It is usually said that these rivers are mating when this happens.

A visit to Boti is actually a three-in-one pack: the umbrella rock, the three-headed palm tree, and, of course, the falls themselves.

Wli falls

Wli Falls is one such beautiful attraction of Ghana. The falls are located in the lush Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary. Wli falls (pronounced ‘vlee’), is also called Agumatsa Fallsmeaning, “Allow Me to Flow.

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It is located in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region, the land of the  Ewe culture. It is approximately 280 kilometers from the capital Accra. The walk take you through the Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary, which features more than 200 bird species and 400 butterfly species. This waterfall, which consists of 2 parts, the lower fall and the upper fall is estimated to be a 600m drop from the top and is one of the perennial falls in Ghana.

 

Akaa Falls

Akaa Falls define Ghana’s natural beauty to a greater extent. It is situated at the Eastern Ghana regions near the Akyeremateng village, Akuapem North District. The site is an average of 120 minutes from Accra and 7 Km from Boti Waterfall.

Of course, your means of transportation will determine how long you will take to get to the site. The source of the falls is Boti River; the same river which feeds Boti Falls. It is highly preferable if you would like to visit Akaa Falls to take a view of the dropping canyon of falling water, then you make your visit to the site on a full flow day.

The falls are seasonal and therefore it is best if you plan to visit Akaa Falls, do pay a visit just after the rainy season. You will enjoy the jungle view and the falling water fully.

Kintampo Waterfalls

Kintampo waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana, located on the Pumpum river, a tributary of the Black Volta, about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Kintampo municipality, on the Kumasi–Tamale road.

The waterfalls, one of the main natural attractions in the area, is formed by three (3) main drops where the longest drop measures 25 meters (82 ft) in height, and after a number of steps, and cascades, the river falls about 70 meters (230 ft). It takes its source at a village called Pumpumatifi, which is about 10 kilometers away from the waterfalls.

kintampo falls

Kintampo waterfall is a beautiful cascading waterfall in Ghana. Also known as Sanders Falls during the colonial days, it is located on the Pumpum river, a tributary of the Black Volta, about 4 kilometers north of Kintampo municipality, on the Kumasi–Tamale road.

This seasonal fall is from the Pumpu River which falls some 70 meters down beautiful rocky steps. The Kintampo Waterfalls has a more festive environment with lots of locals on picnics and shade where visiting individuals and groups can sit and have fun There are lots of trees, mostly dominated by Mahogany, some of which grow beyond 40 meters.

Kintampo Falls is also a fine resting place when traveling between Kumasi and Tamale or Mole National Park. Nearby in the town of Kintampo is a small monument that marks the geographic center of Ghana.

Tagbo Falls

A trip to Tagbo Falls comes hand-in-hand with a visit to Mount Afadja. The two are based extremely close to each other, and every visitor shouldn’t miss out on witnessing (or even climbing) one of the highest peaks in Ghana.

Tagbo Falls are surrounded by luscious rainforest, so a 45-minute walk is necessary to reach the site. The walk is enjoyable and not too strenuous, and visitors can admire the rich green vegetation and cocoa trees as they pass through.

Before you embark on the journey, be sure to sign in at the tourism desk. Here, you can hire a local guide if you wish to learn more about the falls, the village of Liati Wote, and the surrounding area.

Wli Falls is also in the nearby area, so the two locations can be enjoyed in one day. From Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, you will reach Tagbo Falls by driving for four and a half hours.

For more information about the many waterfalls and other natural points of interest in Ghana, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly concierge team either before or during your visit. They will be delighted to help you in any way possible, from providing helpful advice to arranging transport to each destination for you.

 

 

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