Wli Waterfalls (pronounced ‘vlee’), also called Agumatsa Falls, is the highest waterfall in Ghana and West Africa and dramatic tourist site near the village of Wli not far from the Togo border. It is approximately 280 kilometres from the capital Accra. Most tourist makes the easy walk to the lower falls, which is mostly a flat trail but stunning and beautiful in setting, made even more dramatic by the presence of thousands of fruit bats nesting high up on the nearby cliffs. However, the equally high and much more isolated upper falls is a special treat for those with the stamina for the challenging hike. There are inviting pools at the base of both falls where the hearty can take a chilly dip.
Activities to do at the waterfall:
Wli is open year-round. The falls are most impressive from April to October, when you can hear – and feel – the flow of water thundering down as it plunges down directly before collecting into a large pool below, exactly at the foot of the mountain. The hike to the upper falls is normally too slippery and treacherous during the rainiest months.