Waterfalls on the weekends.

6 Feb

Hello Della Fans — I hope everyone’s weekend was wonderful. Ours sure was. It just happened to be my birthday weekend, and while we weren’t having a massive dance party, or drumming around a bonfire, or eating delicious Ghanaian cuisine, we took a trip to the nearby and oh-so-beautiful Wli waterfall.

At 80 meters, the waterfall at Wli is the highest in west Africa, and sports a lively and large colony of bats who live clinging to surrounding cliffs. The water flowing over the falls actually begins its descent Togo and lands in the pool at the bottom in Ghana, as the falls marks the border between the two countries.

It was a shady and cool 45 minute long hike through the forest to the falls, a welcome respite from the blazing Ghana sun overhead. When we reached the end, we took a short swim, and then settled in to relax and enjoy our surroundings. At one point, hundreds of  bats woke up and flew about madly, and then just as quickly as they came, disappeared back into the folds of the rocks. What mysterious and exquisite creatures they are.

All in all, it was a terrific birthday and a wonderful weekend. I hope yours was, too.


The waterfall and a reveler.

Friendly bats say, "Hello."


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