For a first-hand experience of Ghana’s natural environment, you can hike to the summit of Afadjato, the country’s highest mountain in the Volta Region. It can take up to two hours to climb to the top of the 885 metres (2,904 ft.) mountain for a first-timer. The view from the top is worth the sweat as you will see the beautiful vegetation around the mountain and some parts of neighbouring Togo.
An easy walk down the mountain, you can’t miss the highest waterfall in West Africa which is only about a kilometer away. It can be accessed by foot after about an hour’s walk through the fauna and flora of the Agumatsa wildlife sanctuary which is home to monkeys, baboons, butterflies, birds and bats clinging to cliffs in the rainforest.
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Wli waterfalls is just one of the five waterfalls in the country. The Boti falls in the Eastern Region also offers an adventurous experience with a guided tour through the Boti Forest Reserve before accessing the twin lower and upper falls.
You should not miss the sight and shade of the Umbrella Rock near the falls which can shelter about 15 people at once. Despite being a small pivot rock carrying a much bigger rock, it is safe and as strong as its history.
The other waterfalls are Kintampo waterfalls in Kintampo, Tsenku waterfalls near Dodowa and the Tagbo Falls which is near Mount Afadja and Wli falls.