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“Wonderful experience for those willing to take a drive”
Review of Wli Waterfalls

Wli Waterfalls
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hohoe
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I took my nine year old son to experience the falls and take a break from Accra. We left Accra at 7am on a Tuesday and arrived at 11am. The drive took a lot longer than anticipated due to the horrible road conditions I suggest arriving even earlier than 11am. The walk to the falls is not hard but it does take about 45 min. and it gets hot very quickly. Also, this is apparently a hot spot for locals to party. The locals travel from miles around to sing, dance, eat and be merry at the falls during the day (every day according to my driver). If you're looking for a nice relaxing picnic and experience at the falls, go early. If you want to party with the locals, go after noon. There is a fee which I can't remember how much but I did notice that this fee was only subject to me an my son and not any of the 100's of locals going to party. From what I could tell, the water is not very deep although I do not know firsthand as I'm admittedly an overprotective mother and mindful of rainforest parasites. Take your video camera and catch the sounds of the bats, water, and locals singing. Pack a lunch too.

Thank Ltotheiz
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Yes, the walk from the road is very long (maybe one hour) but it is through beautiful, photogenic jungle. There is litter (as some other reviewers mentioned) but I suspect that it is because Ghana does not seem have trash collection like some other countries did (trash cans are very rare in the places I visited). We had to cross a few bridges that looked a little dubious but were actually stable enough.

The water at the falls is surprisingly cold. I went during the rainy season, and I found it too cold to enjoy swimming in. There aren't really any changing facilities, so if you're modest, be sure to wear your swimsuit under your clothes.

There is some haunting graffiti near the falls that reads "God Help Afrika". It is incredible to look up at the sheer rock face and think about people living up there to avoid slave traders (according to some locals).

A definite must-see if you are in the Volta Region, unless you have trouble walking long distances.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The lower waterfall is easy to get to & beautiful all right, but there is to much rubbish laying around on the trail leading to the lower waterfall, just as there is rubbish around the small lake there.

The upper waterfall is on the other hand in almost pristine conditions, probably due to it's arduous hike (3 hours in total) along a narrow (goat trail) path ... and it is a hot hike as well, so bring plenty water (3-4 liters).

Our guide to the upper fall, tried to charge us 20 cedis/10 USD á person, which is 3 days salary for a fisherman on the coast, so we protested and got him to down to 15 cedis á person and 30 cedis in total, which is still way to much. So make a deal before taking off from Wli village, then you can also chose a different guide, if your first one is asking a ridiculous amount like ours did.

Thank Caspertot
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

It is a rather long, hot walk in the forest to get to the falls, but absolutely worth it. Take water, and you could swim when you get there if you took a costume. There are no "facilities".

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We visited as a family in mid Jan, 2013. Stunningly beautiful, natural, cool, what can I say - DON'T MISS IT! The dry season (Dec-Mar) is a wonderful time to visit as the cool moist air feels so refreshing and the path is not muddy. No need to take a guide unless you want to climb to the top. Politely decline the guide after paying the entrance fee and they will point you down the trail. A very easy 45 min walk through a lovely forest is made a bit more challenging as of early 2013 because two of the seven foot bridges are out, with detour path which is slightly challenging. We still did it easy enough with a 3 and 5 year old. Nothing prepares you for the beauty of the fall in the gorge, lush with greenery even in the otherwise parched brown dry season. There are changing stalls back there to get into your swimsuit, though the water is surprisingly chilly. The fall is 17km E of Hohoe, on the Togo Border. If you are driving from Accra, veer to the right around the big bank in the center of Hohoe, then turn right after about a quarter mile, there are signs. Continue 11 km to Likpe Bakwa, turn right at the T, 5km to village of Wli, turn left at signs. Very simple to hire a taxi to the falls if you've arrived by bus or trotro.

Thank spicycouple22
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