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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ghana's Best Waterfall: Wli Agumatsa Waterfalls of Ghana

Once ruled by the Germans and the French, the Volta Region is the easterly region of Ghana bordering on Togo. Walking through the forest with just birds and butterflies for company the beautiful Wli Agumatsa Waterfalls of Volta Region of Ghana is a site to behold.



Wli Agumatsa Waterfalls of Ghana


Wli Falls is the highest waterfall in West Africa
The Volta region of Ghana covers an area of about 20,000 square kilometers or 5 million acres representing nearly 9 percent of Ghana. Its capital is Ho; it lies near Mount Adaklu. Waterfalls frequently form in Africa where water rushes down steep hillsides and quickly erode soft rocks while leaving behind harder rocks. 

Running water erodes rock, but some rocks are more resistant than others to erosion. Waterfalls occur when a change in steepening of a gradient of rocks occur down steep hillsides. Until you see the Wli also known as Agumatsa Waterfall it's hard to imagine the size and beauty of Ghana’s most remarkable waterfall.


The most popular waterfall of the Volta Region is the Wli Waterfalls located in the Wli Nature Reserve. Wli Falls is the highest waterfall in West Africa and the second highest in Africa. The Wli Waterfalls has two distinct falls the highest waterfall has an about 196-262 foot drop or 60-80 meters and is a part of the Agumatsa River. 

The Wli Waterfall is located in the Agumatsa Wildlife sanctuary. Living in the trees on the cliffs of the Wli falls are thousands of fruit bats clinging to its walls. The cliffs alongside the falls are home to thousands of  straw-colored fruit bats that captivate the imagination of tourists. The bats are the second largest bats on the African continent and are one of the largest types of fruit bat measuring almost 9 inches in length.

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