Ghana has been blessed with so much natural resources.
The country is endowed with tourist sites which if managed well, can go a long way to help this country earn more revenue.
We all love waterfalls, people travel very far just to catch a glimpse of the natural wonder. Here in Ghana, we are blessed with so many water falls. Some of these are known whiles the others are not so popular.
The mainstream ones have easily accessible roads but finding some of the more obscure ones can be a bit tedious. Luckily, the breath taking scenery and the awesome display of nature always soothes the pain involved in traveling to witness them.
Below are waterfalls in Ghana.
1. Boti Falls
This is a 30m high water fall. It is situated in the Boti forest reserve in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Aside the falls, there is also a beautiful scenery at the reserve. To get to the falls, one must descend a 250 stairway to the bottom of the falls.
The waterfalls is a twin waterfall which are said to be male and female with the larger one being male and smaller one being female. There are times when the two merge and natives claim when they do, they form a rainbow.
2. Akaa Falls
The Akaa falls is only 7km form Boti falls. It is seasonal and accessed by 250 concrete steps to the bottom where the water can fall around you from three different sides if the pressure is good.
3. Kintampo Falls
The Kintampo waterfalls is located on the Pumpu river, a tributary of the Black Volta. It is about 4km away from the Kintampo township. It is said to be the one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana. The falls is hidden in the forest and it’s formed by 3 main drops with a height of 72m or 230 feet which flows into the Black Volta.
The Kintampo Falls is also a fine resting place when traveling between Kumasi and Tamale or Mole National Park.
4. Fuller Falls
This is also located in Kintampo. It falls gently over a series of cascades along the river Oyoko at Yabraso. These falls have an upper and lower falls. The surroundings of the Fuller Falls provides for the visitor a wonderful peaceful scenery and a refreshing pool to take a dip and a place to just relax quietly. It is relatively less visited but actually more serene.
5. Wli Falls
The Wli Falls is the highest water falls in Ghana and West Africa. It has an upper and lower fall. It is about 20km from Hohoe in the Volta region an it’s nested in the Wli Natural Reserve. Unlike the other which are seasonal, the Wli falls flows through out the year. There is also an upper falls at Wli which is quite strenuous to reach but if you’re adventurous and determined, you can reach that rarely visited upper falls which is breathtaking.
There are a couple of guesthouses at the falls for an overnight stay.
6. Tagbo Falls
Tagbo Falls is located at Liate Wote which is close to Wli falls. It’s also near Mountain Afadjato, Ghana’s highest peak. It flows from the Ghana-Togo mountain range through a number of stages with the last stage being about 60 meters high. It is an easy 45 minute walk through forest and cocoa trees to reach this scenic falls which is covered by a lush green carpet of vegetation.
7. Tsenku Falls
This is located in the Dodowa forest near Shai Hills Wildlife Reserve. After about a 45 minute hike in the forest, you will come to this beautiful waterfall which drops from a height of about 250 feet, running on stratified rocks into a clear pool.