Throughout Ghana, there are many scenic locations for visitors to explore. Perhaps the most magnificent of all, Ghana's waterfalls stretch across the entire country. A sight truly unlike any other, nature lovers in particular should add at least one or two of these wonders to their itinerary.
Below you will find some of Ghana's most beautiful waterfalls. From those hidden away in peaceful locations to better known sights that tower high above the tourists below, there are plenty to discover.
Boti & Akaa Falls
Both based in the Eastern Region, it is easy to experience both Boti Falls and Akaa Falls in one afternoon. The two are just 7km apart and are truly breath-taking to behold.
From Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, a two-and-a-half-hour drive will take you to straight to Boti Falls. You can even drive there directly, or stop off at Koforidua and take a tro tro (shared taxi) to the waterfall.
The two Boti waterfalls are 30-metres high, and a descent of 250 steps will lead you to the best spot for observing the falls. Known as twin waterfalls (where one is 'male' and one is 'female'), a rainbow is formed whenever the two merge (or 'mate’). The best time to visit is during the rainy season, especially in July and August.
250 steps await at Akaa Falls too, so make sure to wear good walking shoes. When the waterfall is in full flow, you will be surrounded by water from three sides. A magical location, you can also stop off at Lookout rock for more photo opportunities.
Kintampo Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana, with three distinct drops. In total, the Pumpum River falls about 70km - with the biggest drop measuring 25km. Due to its outstanding beauty, it tends to be one of the country's most popular natural attractions. With plenty of shade and picnic spots, it makes for a wonderful relaxing day out.
Based in north Kintampo, the waterfall is certainly worth travelling to if you are planning on exploring the country before or after your visit to Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra. Something to certainly plan into your route, it is a sight that won't disappoint. Nearby you will also find a monument that marks the geographical centre of Ghana.
Fuller Falls lies a short 17-minute drive west from Kintampo Falls, so be sure to pay a visit if you are in the area. Much less frequented, the area has a serene, peaceful atmosphere with both upper and lower falls to explore.
River Oyoko passes through here, and the flow of water is much gentler than Kintampo Falls. Calm pools are ideal for taking a refreshing dip in, a perfect escape from the hot weather. Just like the other waterfalls in Ghana, Fuller Falls is at its most impressive during the rainy season.
Tsenku Falls is just 1 hour and 40 minutes from Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra. Our concierge service can make all the necessary arrangements for your visit to this natural wonder, which sits close to another must-see sight: the Shai Hills Resource Reserve.
Tsenku Falls is located inside Dodowa Forest, and a 45-minute hike will bring you to the incredible sight. Water cascades down a jaw-dropping 250ft drop, falling into a clear pool below. It is beautiful to observe, and if you are lucky you might also catch a glimpse of wild tilapia fish during your visit.
The Tsenku stream of water continues before meeting two other streams known as Sanyade and Popotsi. Eventually, the three collide and merge before heading towards the sea.
Head towards Lake Volta and enter the Wli Nature Reserve to reach Wli Falls. The highest waterfall in West Africa, and the largest in Ghana, this spectacular attraction is also known to locals as Agumatsa Falls (which means Allow me to flow). From Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, the falls are around a five-hour drive away - something to definitely plan into your route if you are travelling around Ghana after your stay.
Wli Falls is made up of lower and upper falls, with its highest point reaching 80km. The lowers falls are much easier to reach, but the upper falls may prove a bit of a challenge to less able visitors. If you are feeling up to the hike however, the views are certainly worth it but caution is advised. It is also best to avoid the upper falls during rainy season as the path can be treacherous to the inexperienced.
At the bottom of both the upper and lower falls you will find pools of still, crystal clear water that are ideal for relaxing in. If you look up or walk around the nearby area, you're likely to see fruit bats and all kinds of birds and butterflies. Close to the Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary, wildlife here is thriving.
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.