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Kaieteur Falls


Kaieteur Falls is one of the tallest and most powerful waterfalls in the world. It is located in Kaieteur National Park, Guyana. Being in a remote part of the Guyana rainforest, this waterfall is not easily accessible. With a height of 251 meters this waterfall is five times higher than Niagara Falls.

It has an average width of 113 m and average volume of 663 m3per second. In early 1870 geologist and explorer Charles Brown of Britain was the first European to see Kaieteur Falls.


Quick Facts: –

  • At the base of Kaieteur Falls the force of the falling water creates a weird phenomenon called constant hurricane.
  • After the waterfall Potaro River flows through a deep, 32 km long canyon until it leaves the escarpment.
  • In 1924 a new mineral called potarite was discovered in the canyon below the falls.
  • In the Surroundings of the waterfall you can find numerous beautiful and rare plants, birds, insects and other forms of life.
  • In order to preserve the natural beauty and rare species of plants and animals in the area, a national park was designated in 1929.
  • The national park has some of the world’s most beautiful and impressive waterfalls.
  • The Kaieteur Falls are the highest single drop waterfalls on earth. It is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The water of these falls is a muddy or coffee brown color, and the water flows into the large gorge situated below.



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