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  • The smaller falls
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Kintampo Things to Do

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    by Pieter11 Written Feb 6, 2007

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    When you go left when entering the area, you are heading for the bigger falls. After 100 metres walking between some bushes with a lot of butterflies, you have to descent some high stairs before you get to te main spectacle of the site: the falls of about 30 metres high!

    They are surrounded by tall, green trees and they provide a white smoke and a great sound. These falls are spectacular to see, but even nicer to take a plunge in. There are some "dressing rooms" made of concrete at the base of the falls, but they don't look too neat. It is wiser to already wear your swimming suit when you get there. You can use the bottom of the falls as a natural waterslide or take a -very rough- shower right under it.The water is not too clear, but it feels great, so who cares...

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    When you enter the area around the Kintampo Falls, you can choose two directions: one to the small, and one to the bigger waterfalls. When you go right, you will end up at the small ones, after about 300 metres. To get there is not difficult: just follow the footpath, but to enjoy them to the max, it is wise to wear solid shoes.

    The small falls are in a shadowy environment and are about 6 metres high. To see them directly from the front, you can climb some rocks to see how the water bangs against one strong tree that splits it in two, and you also can get behind the falls by climbing some other rocks, and see the water from a different side.

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Kintampo Restaurants

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    by Pieter11 Written Feb 8, 2007

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    When you are looking for a good restaurant to have lunch or dinner in Kintampo, you will not find a lot. As far as I know there are no decent restaurants in the centre of the town.

    There, the only places where you can find food are market stalls with bread and fruits (nice for breakfast or lunch) or some "chop bars" where you can buy some really nice meals, normally jollof rice and fried rice with chicken or eggs. Those meals all cost close to nothing: about 20.000 cedis per meal ($ 2,-) and you can find them especially around the central tro-tro station.

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    To get to the Kintampo Falls coming from central Kintampo, it is the easiest to charter a taxi. That will bring you to the falls in less then 10 minutes, Expect to pay about 10.000 - 15.000 cedis (US $ 1,00-1,50) for a single way.

    You can ask the driver to pick you up like 2 hours later, but then he will charge you a "waiting fee" while he is working all the time. It is better and just as easy to just pick up a new one at the roadside when you are done. That is also a lot cheaper.

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    by Pieter11 Written Feb 7, 2007

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    Kintampo is a very important transport hub in central Ghana. Almost all tranportation going from the centre to the north and the other way, stops here. The most common -and cheapest- way however is by using a tro-tro: mostly a small mini bus that is packed with people.

    From Tamale, Kumasi but also from smaller places like Techiman and Sunyani, they depart very often. From Tamale ánd from Kumasi (Kintampo is right in between the two) it takes you about 3 hours to get there, and you pay 28.000 cedis (not even $ 3,-). You'll arrive in the central tro-tro station in the heart of town.

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    by Pieter11 Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: At least take solid shoes with you. When you want to see the waterfalls best, you really need to climb some of the slippery rocks, especially at the smaller falls. There you really need some good shoes to stay up.

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    Miscellaneous: There are two stalls in the area around the Falls where drinks and food CAN be sold, but when I was there, they both were closed. So I think it is wise to at least take something to drink with you, especially when you are staying longer to take a swim for example.

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    by Pieter11 Written Feb 7, 2007

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    Favorite thing: To get to the waterfalls, you need to pay a small entrance fee at the gate. There are two different rates: one for Ghanaians and one for foreigners. For foreigners it is 15.000 cedis per person (US $ 1,50) to get in, how long you want.

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