Wli Waterfall

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Wli Waterfall

wli waterfall

wli waterfall

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:

    • Hike with a tour guide to the lower falls on an easy, mostly flat trail that crosses two rivers 8 times on bridges. Time: 1.5hours. difficulty: 1
    • A branch from the main path with your guide to climb the steep and challenging trails to the upper falls. Sturdy footwear recommended. Time: 4 hours. Difficulty: 3
    • Visit the shrine of lesser gods, said to have been brought by village ancestors from Togo. Your guide will explain the history and other items of interest in the village. Time: 1 hour. Difficulty:1
    • See the village ostrich farm, a new project with an NGO to create sustainable jobs with income from the sale of eggs. Your guide will show you the 25 animals on the farm and explain its operation. Time: 1 hour. Difficulty: 1
  • When to visit

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.

 

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