The Eastern Region is located in south Ghana and is one of ten administrative regions. Eastern region is bordered to the east by the Lake volta, to the north by Brong- Ahafo Region and Ashanti Region to the west by Ashanti Region, to the south by Central Region and Greater Accra Region. Akans are the dominant inhabitants and natives of Eastern region and Akan and English are the main spoken languages. The Eastern region is the location of the Akosombo Dam and the economy of the Eastern region is dominated by its high-capacity electricity generation. Eastern region covers an area of 19,323 square kilometres, which is about 8.1% of Ghana’s total landform.
Both the Boti falls and the umbrella rock is located in the same are in Boti, Yilo Krobo district in the Eastern Region. The size of the aged rocks is to the extent of sheltering 10 – 15 people at once. Yearly, many tourists make to the Boti falls to have a feel of the Umbrella Rock. Walking to the Boti falls takes only 5 minutes whereas hiking to the umbrella rock takes 45minutes in and 45 minutes out, same walking distance as Wli waterfalls. When visiting Boti Falls go 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 your way if you choose to hike.
I bet you may want to visit this site on your next trip to the Eastern Region.
Writer: Patricia Adu – Mensah/ threesixthyGh/ Writer/Contributor