So you’re looking forward to having an amazing trip to Boti falls and the umbrella rock? you’re on the right page. I’ll tell you all you need to know below to make your trip awesome.
How to get there
If you’re in Accra and want to use a public transport, pick a “trotro” from Madina to Koforidua, you can also get trotro to Koforidua from Accra, Tema station. Alight at the last stop in Koforidua and continue the journey with another bus to Agogo. Let the driver know you will alight at Boti junction and you’ll be there in less than 30minutes after taking off from Koforidua.
If you’re driving, download google map, input Boti falls on the map and follow the directions. Be sure to pass through Mamfe, Koforidua, Huhunya to get to Boti. Please avoid speeding and overtaking on the road (it’s a narrow and winding road).
Both the Boti falls and the umbrella rock are located in the same area in Boti, Yilo Krobo district in the Eastern region. Walking to the Boti falls takes only 5minutes where as hiking to the umbrella rock takes 45minutes in and 45minutes out, Same walking distance as the Wli water falls. Come dressed like a hiker or wear something comfortable. You can decide not to walk and use a car instead. It’s your choice… There are lots of things to see and learn on the way if you choose to hike tho. Just a hint.
It cost Ghs6 for Ghanaian adults like myself and Ghs3 for those less than 18years. Foreigners are to pay Ghs15 as adults and Ghs10 for ages below 18. Photographers attract an additional cost of 30 or 100cedis. An extra Ghs10 for a tour guide for 1 to 50 people.
Swimming in the water is allowed but it’s not advisable to swim during the raining season, especially if it rained a day before because the volume of water increases. The guides will let you know if it’s safe to swim.
The right fall is a male and the left is a female.
The flowing height of Boti falls is 30.3km and the force of gravity is 9.2 which can generate electricity during the raining season. you’ll be told more at the location.
There are 250 steps you’ll have to descend to arrive at the falls.
One can use in total of about an hour and 45 minutes to hike to the umbrella rock, the 3 headed palm tree and back to the Boti falls depending on your speed.
Ooo before I forget, there’s no mobile network to make calls so don’t expect much. on here
Read all about my experience here to prepare you for yours.