Kintampo waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana, Bono East Region. It was formerly known as Sanders Falls during the colonial days. It is located on the Pumpum river, a tributary of the Black Volta, about 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) north of the Kintampo municipality, on the Kumasi-Tamale Road. It is just after the Falls Rest Stop when moving Northwards, on the right side of the road.
The falls has three stages. The initial two stages can be reached easily because the way is levelled. The third stage has about 173 stairs down and about 151 stairs up. The water flows from a distance of about 25 meters. 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. The waterfall was designated in 1992 as a tourist site, after it was discovered in the 18th century.
The falls has a rock on which it is believed the great Kwame Nkrumah sat to read and meditate. One unique thing about the rock is that it seems to be growing (expanding) with time. A canopy walkway as has been added across the river overlooking the waterfall. A biplane construction aid also underway to add to the visitor experience.
The waterfalls have gone through several developments including the creation of car park, receptive center, trained guides.