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 Agumatsa Falls as they call it, this is a another name for Wli falls. This is a popular and dramatic tourist site near the village of Wli not far from the Togo border. It is located in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region, the land of the  Ewe culture. It is approximately 280 kilometers from the capital Accra. The falls is known locally as Agumatsa waterfalls – meaning, “Allow me to flow”.

Wli Waterfalls is the highest waterfall in Ghana and the tallest in West Africa. It has a lower and an upper fall. Most tourist make am easy walk to the lower falls, which is a flat trail but looks stunning and beautiful in setting, made even more dramatic by the presence of thousands of fruit bats nesting high up on the nearby cliffs. A walk through the forest of the Agumatsa wildlife sanctuary offers a chance to see a large colony of fruit bats, butterflies, birds, monkeys and baboons.

The wildlife features more than 200 bird species and 400 butterfly species.

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.

Wli waterfalls 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 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. It is therefore advised to visit this site at this specific months to have the full fall experience.

Most people do not know this, The waterfalls is made up of 3 levels?
The 1st is the lower falls which is a straightforward 45m walk.
The 2nd is a 3-hour hike and you’ll need some stamina for this one and a good pair of hiking footwear.
The 3rd is a 5-hour hike definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Visit this tourist site and feel the fragrance of nature. Hope you like this article, comment and subscribe with your email to gain more updates.

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