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Longest Single Drop Waterfall in the World

By Claire on Fri 18 Sep

K and RainbowKaiteur 049Well that is Guyana’s claim for Kaiteur.   With a single drop of 741 feet, the waterfall is truly spectacular and when the river is in full flood (May) it would be an even more awesome sight.   To get to the falls we flew in a little 9 seater island hopper following the Essequibo River to the Potaro Mountains.   The green canopy of the rain forest was intermittently scarred by granite quarries and gold pans but there was evidence that mother nature was repairing the damage at some of the abandoned sites.    We landed on a narrow grass strip in the Potaro Mountains and were met by Max, our extremely knowledgeable guide.   We were given information about the formation of the falls, plants, trees and wildlife as we walked to the viewing points and he was only too happy to answer questions.   Although James’ vertigo prevented him getting too close to the edge of the falls, it didn’t spoil his experience.  We will have vivid memories of this particular trip for years to come.

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