South to Afadjato, within 45 minutes’ walk through the cool forest, cocoa and coffee farms is the beautiful and perennial Tagbo Fall set in a lush forested amphitheatre. The waterfall has its own climate as it is set in a semi-circular rock formation with two small caves at its base. As it cascades down the mountains the whirling breeze gives a good and refreshing splash of the cool waters as if to say welcome. Truly, a good welcome awaits you at the refreshing hidden paradise of the Tagbo Falls.[/vc_column_text]
The perennial Tagbo Falls
Hiking Tour to the Tagbo Falls
Length: 45 to 60 minutes walking (one way).
On your way to the beautiful falls, you will discover the wonderful nature, trees, leaves and butterflies of the Volta Region.
Difficulty: Easy walking, not too much climbing, shady, and easily done with children. Please bring along comfortable walking shoes and drinking water.
You can take a refreshing dip in the cool water, so do not forget your bathing suit.
ATTENTION: For good swimmers only. The water is rather deep at some places and can be cooler than expected.
Cultural tour through the village of Liati Wote
For the urban and city dwellers, getting to know village life in a traditional African village is a life changing experience and Liati Wote is perfect for this.
At the tourist reception offce, you can ask for a guide, who will not only walk you up the main street but take you through the compounds and alleys to see how the people live. See how the women prepare their food e.g. fufu, akple or banku, how the seamstresses and tailors make and repair clothes. How the artisans do their wood carving. How the farmers dry the cacao beans, see how the women wash clothes in the river, learn about traditional medicine, have a look at the school and check out the health clinic.
You can have a refreshing drink in one of the bars.
Palm wine tapping and gin distillery
Tapping the palm trees for their sweet frothing wine is one of the commercial activities engaged in by the locals. The palm wine is drunk either fresh or distilled into a local gin called akpeteshie.
The best time to see the locals do their palm wine tapping is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. For the early morning visits, you are required to book this tour at the tourist reception office, at least a day in advance.
After a short walk through the farms, you will arrive at the place where they tap the wine and distil the gin. The guide will explain how all this is done. If you want to buy some gin, bring an empty bottle with you.
The length of this tour depends on the location of the available tapping place at the time of your visit. 30 Ghc (entrance fee) and a tip for the guide that will accompany you.
Music and dancing in Liati Wote
Music and dancing is an important aspect of life in traditional African villages. There is a variety to choose from such as choral music, intricate fast-paced traditional Gbolo dance or the ever popular Borborbor dance performed widely by the people of the Volta region.
Have a musical evening in the village square or at the place you stay for the night. Normal hours for a Borborbor night are 20.00GMT till 23.00GMT but you can ask for another time of the day.
You can ask for a musical/dance performance at the tourist reception office and the local musicians are more than willing to mesmerize you with their music on their traditional instruments.
Churches: Why not visit one of the several churches in Liati Wote on a Sunday morning? If you are a fun of choral music, then make time to visit any of these two orthodox churches.
1) Liati Wote has a Catholic church located not far from the community guesthouse, on the right-hand side, when you walk towards the village. On Sunday morning there is mass (which starts around 9.00am but starting time is flexible) where you can experience the drumming and singing, in between prayers. You can just walk in, even when mass has started, and you can walk out if you have seen and heard enough but choose carefully the right moment to leave.
2). Just behind the tourist reception office, in the direction of the mountains and waterfall, you can find the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Mass on Sunday starts at 9.00GMT but 9.30GMT is a perfect time to enter.