GUYANA: Steppes Latin America (01285-885333) offers a 14-night tour from Jun 1 for pounds 2,795, including Kaieteur Falls
, Amazon Rainforest and Rupununi Savannah for excursions in motorised canoes and 4x4 jeeps.
GUYANA: Steppes Latin Amer-ica (01285 885333) offers a 14-night tour from June 1 for pounds 2,795, including Kaieteur Falls
, the Amazon Rainforest and Rupununi Savannah with excursions in motorised canoes and 4x4 Jeeps.
People will have the chance to reach the top of one of the world's highest waterfalls - the Kaieteur Falls
. And at the same time trekkers will raise much-needed cash for the charity.
"The body of rock in a Waterfall" joins with the crashing vessels of the Timehri in alluding to the Guyanese legend of Chief Kaie who, though badly crippled, climbed to the top of the Kaieteur Falls
to descend, crashing, and thus to unite in spirit with the God Makonaima who dwelled in the "huge mountain rock" in "the swift black waters."(3) Not only does "the body of rock" appear in Penelope's description of her tapestry coat but also the body's breaking, both literally and figuratively.
During the 24 years he eventually spent there, he amassed a great many specimens and cultural artefacts-many of which are held today at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and produced a collection of fine images that includes the first photographs of Kaieteur Falls
. In 1884, he made the 'first ascent of the legendary tabletop mountain Roraima, a feat that's thought to have inspired Arthur Conan-Doyle's adventure story The Lost World.
AFTER abseiling 220m down the Kaieteur Falls
, I'm sure Steve Backshall appreciated the irony that his worst accident happened after he finished this programme and was "safely" back home in the UK.
In Guyana, Ben and a group including cancer victim Gaye Kasperuk made a gruelling trek through the rain forest to the Kaieteur Falls
, the longest waterfall in the world.
You'll follow forest trails and a mountain ascent to the Kaieteur Falls
- five times the height of Niagara.
Better known internationally, is the famous Kaieteur Falls
where the continuous perpendicular drop of a large volume of water for 741 feet makes it the highest waterfall in the world.
Twenty days of arduous and, at times, dangerous trekking and we've finally reached the majestic Kaieteur Falls
, the world's largest single-drop waterfall.
As part of BBC One's Lost Land Of The Jaguar, he abseils 220 metres to the bottom of the Kaieteur Falls
- five times the height of Niagra Falls.
Indeed, to see its most famous attraction, Kaieteur Falls
, the world's highest single-drop waterfall, you'll have to either hire a plane or trek for two days through virgin rainforest.