Boti Falls, a mesmerizing waterfall located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, is a captivating destination that offers a perfect blend of history, natural beauty, and adventure. This stunning waterfall has been attracting tourists from all over the world, and it’s no wonder why.
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Boti Falls History
Boti Falls runs from a river called Ponpom and has its source 25 miles from Boti. The right-hand fall is the male and the left-hand fall is the female. The boti falls were detected by a hunter in 1906 whiles he when hunting. Upon seeing the fall he called a catholic priest to also come and see what he had seen. That was how the name Boti came about thanks to the priest who couldn’t mention aboaneti and said boti.
The level of the water is 250 meters, and the staircase that leads down to the waterfall is a 250 staircase constructed by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. There are actually two falls at Boti: The Upper Falls and the Lower Falls. These are the main features of the Boti Falls The locals describe it as male and female.
When the volume of water is high, especially during the rainy season, the two meet in what the locals describe as ‘a mating ceremony’. This ceremony is ‘graced’ by the rainbow formed by the splashing water. It opens up to a sandy coast that’s perfect for picnicking during the dry season. The pool at the base of the waterfall is generally safe to swim in. Canoe rides are available to ferry you closer to the falls from the shore for a nominal fee.
Boti falls distance
Boti Falls is located just 17km Northeast of Koforidua, the eastern regional capital. For those interested in how soon it takes to get there, it is just over 30 minutes drive from Koforidua and over 90 minutes from Accra depending on your means of transportation.
Entrance Fees and Hours
To visit Boti Falls, there is an entrance fee for adults and children. The waterfall is open to visitors from 8 am to 5 pm, seven days a week. The best time to visit is during the rainy season, from May to October when the waterfall is at its full grandeur. However, it is worth noting that the waterfall can also be visited during the dry season, as it offers a different perspective with its gentle flow.
The entry fees for Boti Falls are inclusive of guided tours that combine the waterfalls with a hike to see other attractions in the surrounding rainforest. You cannot pay only to see the falls.
Here are the entry fees for Boti Falls:
- Ghanaian Adult – 30 GH₵
- Ghanaian Child – 20 GH₵
- Non-Ghanaian Adult – 40 GH₵
- Non-Ghanaian Child – 25 GH₵
- Tour Guide fee (1-50persons max) – 30 GH₵
How to get to Boti Falls with Exotic Adventure Ltd
To fully enjoy your visit to Boti Falls, booking a tour with Exotic Adventure Ltd, Ghana’s best tour company is highly recommended. With their expertise in organizing trips to this hidden gem, they will ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience.
Getting to Boti Falls from Accra, the capital city of Ghana is an adventure in itself. The journey takes approximately two hours by road, passing through scenic landscapes and traditional villages. Exotic Adventure Ltd provides comfortable transportation with experienced drivers, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip.
Upon arrival at Boti Falls, a local guide will take you on a rejuvenating hike through the lush rainforest. The trail is well-maintained, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the incredible flora and fauna that surround the waterfall. As you approach the falls, the sound of cascading water grows louder, building anticipation for the breathtaking sight that awaits.
How to get to Boti Falls from Accra
Boti Falls is located just 17km Northeast of Koforidua, the eastern regional capital. For those interested in how soon it takes to get there, it is just over 30 minutes drive from Koforidua and over 90 minutes from Accra depending on your means of transportation. Two main routes link Accra to Boti Falls. The western route, favored by most coaches and other public transport, goes through the towns of Nsawam and Suhum to Koforidua. The atmospheric eastern route runs through Aburi and Koforidua and is typically preferred by those with private transportation.
If driving from Koforidua, follow the surfaced road to Kurakan and Huhunya, then take the signposted left turn to Boti Falls via a 7km dirt road. Note that signage on Boti Falls is few and far between, and where they are, they might be fading or obscurely placed. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask for directions from a passerby.
Experiencing the Magic of Boti Falls
Reaching the base of Boti Falls, you will witness the true magnificence of nature. The waterfall cascades down from a height of over 250 meters, creating a mesmerizing display of water splashing against the rocks below. The mist created by the falling water creates a cooling effect, providing relief from Ghana’s tropical heat.
For adventurous souls, Boti Falls offers an opportunity for a refreshing swim in the cool waters at the base of the waterfall. It is a truly invigorating experience, as you feel the power of nature surrounding you. However, it is essential to adhere to safety precautions and follow the guidance of the local guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable swim.
Boti Falls is an ideal spot for photography enthusiasts, providing countless opportunities to capture stunning shots. Whether it’s the majestic waterfall, the lush greenery, or the vibrant bird species that call the rainforest home, every frame is a work of art waiting to be captured.
In conclusion, Boti Falls is not just a waterfall; it is an enchanting destination that combines history, natural beauty, and adventure. With its rich cultural significance, beautiful surroundings, and immersive experiences, a visit to Boti Falls promises to be an unforgettable journey. So, book a tour with Exotic Adventure Ltd, and embark on a remarkable adventure to discover the hidden gem that is Boti Falls.