Chenku Cascade, The Waterfall That Has A Tabletop Rock Throne
Chenku Cascade, The Waterfall That Has A Tabletop Rock Throne.
The Chenku Cascade is usually called the ‘Upper Fall’ because of its location in the wilds of the Dodowa Forest. Chenku Cascade is located on the top of the Chenku Waterfall. It is a 45 minutes walk in and 45 minutes walk out from the main Chenku Waterfall. Walk time could be lesser or greater depending on your pace.
The waterfall has a special layout of rocks that makes it beautiful. The water flows from a height of about 15 feet tall. The rocks come in a form of steps with a tabletop throne on its left-hand side when facing it. It settles down in a pool where visitors can swim and gradually moves down to the main Chenku Waterfall.
There are a lot of myths about the tabletop throne. Many locals have their perception of it. Some say in the primitive ages, the leader of the people sat there to take his bath. And women were not allowed to sit on it because it is an abomination to enter the water when menstruating.
Others say it was the throne of an old king. It is said that during his rule, the chief priest used magical powers to stop the water from flowing through the tabletop rock. This was done to enable the king to sit there to talk to his people. The water flowed on only the right-hand side of the waterfall.
The Upper Fall is not accessible by car or bike. The only means of getting there is by hiking through the mountains of the forest reserve. It is advisable to embark on this journey with not less than ten people due to the nature of the environment. The forest has a lot of wildlife which includes many types of tropical bush animals.
The appropriate time to set of is early morning. Many at times before 8:30 am. The hiking is done before the sun opens its mouth wide. This is done mainly to avoid some types of wild animals. Many of these animals come out to the walkway to have a feel of the sunlight.
The path leading to the Chenku Cascade is naturally made of rocks and has trees making a canopy to provide a shed while walking through. It involves climbing and descending. The journey can sometimes be stressful without company. It doesn’t look scary but walking in a group gives a great motivation to climb.
You may call or WhatsApp the number below to talk to a tour guide if you want to hike. +233 (0)55 702 2014
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