Kaieteur Falls, located on the Potaro River in the central Guyana of the region of Potaro-Siparuni, is an enormous waterfall that attracts a great number of tourists from all over the world. As the waterfall is situated in the Kaieteur National Park, and is safe from any hazards whatsoever, the place is visited by many people, especially young couples who look for a romantic place at the backdrop of this great fall. Frankly speaking, the Kaieteur Falls is one of the most romantic tourist attractions of the world. The water falls from 226 meters and plunges over a huge sandstone and conglomerate cliff to get its first break. The water then flows over a number of steep cascades in quick succession which if included while measuring the height of the falls, heightens it to a total height of 251 meters. Kaieteur Falls is surely one of the most beautiful and mighty waterfalls of this planet and simply one of the most attractive places to visit on earth.
It is actually a single drop waterfall that stands to be 123rd in the list of world’s tallest single drop and multi drop waterfalls, according to the WWD or World Waterfall Database. Again, the same database has described Kaieteur as the 26th most wonderful and scenic waterfalls of the world.
The place is inhabited by some uncommon wildlife such as miniature golden frogs and a certain species of insect–eating plants. This may be the reason why you will see no insects in this area. Apart from all these, the surrounding forest is also home to jaguars, a huge number of birds of various species, various species of monkeys and a huge number of bromeliads and various species of plants and trees.
The place is mainly inhabited by native Amerindians. One of the best things to do if you visit Georgetown in Guyana is to pay a visit to the falls by taking a few days out of your trip to Guyana. You can take part in the 3 or 4 day long tours that are conducted by the local tourist agencies. These tours involve visits to the falls and traveling to the base of the falls on boats. You can also reach the top of the falls which will give you an excellent view of the entire region.
The Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park,
5° 10′ 30″ N,
59° 28′ 49.8″ W