The Kintampo waterfalls which was closed down some two years ago is now fully renovated. The facility has been given a new touch altogether with a Canopy walkway.
Canopy walkways – also called canopy walks, treetop walks or treetop walkways – provide pedestrian access to a forest canopy. Early walkways consisted of bridges between trees in the canopy of a forest; mostly linked up with platforms inside or around the trees.
The waterfalls was closed down following a disaster which resulted in the deaths of 18 students from the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School and the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) who were patronizing the facility on March 19, 2017.
The renovation is in line with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led administration’s promise to revamp the tourism industry to make it a major revenue earner for the country.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said his government is determined to make the necessary investment and build the needed infrastructure to make Ghana the best tourism destination in Africa.
The Canopy walkway will take visitors high above the forest ground to walk among the trees and will also help them to get to the top of the waterfalls.
The Canopy walkway will make visitors also see the forest from 30 feet in the air, providing a different way of looking at it.
The refurbished Kintampo Waterfalls comes with an entrance fence wall and a security gate, three number souvenir/provision/ artifacts shops, a toll booth and a spacious car park.
The main arena of the facility has a cafeteria, museum, offices, washroom, as well as an overhead, merchandised borehole water system, pavilions and summer huts to provide places for outdoor events by patrons.
Kintampo waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana. Also known as Sanders Falls during the colonial days, it is located on the Pumpum river, a tributary of the Black Volta, about 4 kilometres north of Kintampo municipality, on the Kumasi–Tamale road.
Below are shots of how the facility looks now:
Source: Eric Nana Prekoh/Ghanaguardian.com