Kaieteur Falls


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Kaieteur Falls

(kīəto͝or`), waterfall, 741 ft (226 m) high, in the Potaro River, W Guyana. It plunges over an escarpment of the Guyana Highlands. One of the most impressive falls in South America, it is included in a national park.

Kaieteur Falls

 

a waterfall in Guyana (South America), on the Potaro River (Essequibo basin). Height, 225 m. The fallswere discovered in 1870 by the British geologist C. BarringtonBrown. The Kaieteur National Park was established in the areain 1929.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of BBC1's Lost Land Of The Jaguar, he abseils more than 220 metres to the bottom of the Kaieteur Falls, which is 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.
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.