Kaieteur: the highest waterfall in the world (almost)
• Kaieteur: the highest waterfall in the world (almost)
The main attraction of Guyana - Kaieteur Falls. It is considered the highest waterfall in the world, but with the caveat that this is the highest single-stage waterfall. Its height is 226 meters. This is four times the Niagara Falls and twice the Victoria Falls. Kaieteur the name translates as "the fall of the old man." According to legend, it was named in honor of one nasty old men, which is so fed up with the family that they put him in a boat and sent him to the river directly into the waterfall.
To get to the waterfall can only be on the plane. There are regular flights several times a week. Tickets cost $ 150 in both directions with an excursion to the waterfall. It is possible to book a personal tour, then a ticket would cost 950 dollars. Only 1 hour to fly from the capital airport.
Here is such an airplane to give a private visit without a group of tourists. It has only 4 seats.
Inside complete freedom. Only two of the pilot, so that the front seat is not allowed. If you fly in a group, I recommend to sit on the left side, there are better views.
The waterfall can safely sleep, but close to it there are mountains covered with forests ... beautiful.
By the way, you can catch several small waterfalls.
And here it is! Kaieteur handsome!
Who is the dry season, so the water is not enough.
But still impressive.
Next to the waterfall runway.
It is very short and can only take small planes.
The only building here. This airport, and cafes, and tourist center.
The most high, that there are almost no tourists! In October, Kaieteur Falls visited all 410 tourists! The high was in August - about 1000. So you go all alone. There are no souvenir sellers, touts, no crowds, make selfie. nature and you only.
This is the best thing that can be for the natural attractions. Inaccessible miracle, to which very few people gets.
There are several lookouts.
The path to it.
In the past it was possible to go directly to the water, but after a few years ago, someone fell down, approach to water banned.
Down 226 meters!
Here lives the most poisonous frog. It is called the golden frog. It is absolutely harmless, but it can not be touched, because her skin is covered with a paralyzing poison. He needed only to protect it from predators. Poison frog one enough to kill 10-20 people or more bulls. Formerly the Indians caught the golden frogs, and daubed their poison their arrows. from this hunting it became much more efficient.
A beautiful place where there are no people.
There on the planet there are very few.