Kaieteur Falls, Guyana: Largest Single Drop in the World

Nine years have gone by? Nine years?! And we STILL haven’t visited Kaieteur Falls, much less Guyana?!!! I would never have believed this could happen in year-one of Uncommon Caribbean.

The “largest single drop” waterfall in the world. Five times taller than Niagara Falls. Twice the height of Victoria Falls. And with the volume of water flowing down the Potaro River and over the edge being around 23,000 cubic feet per second, it’s more powerful than just about any waterfall, anywhere! And it’s right in our backyard in Guyana’s portion of the Amazon rainforest in South America.

Yeah, I’ve had my heart set on seeing and feeling this profoundly incredible natural treasure for as long as I can remember.

I was convinced a visit to Kaieteur National Park was in the cards for us when I wrote that earlier post so long ago. Now, nine years later, I’m consumed with a desire to finally see (and feel) these legendary falls. This incredible video by Vimeo user Lee Sutterby further fuels my obsession…

Will we finally get to Guyana and Kaieteur Falls in 2019? Stay tuned…

Also, if you’ve been lucky enough to visit the falls and have tips on the best time of year to visit, please let us know by leaving a comment below.


*Photo credit: Flickr user Allan Hopkins.

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