With a single drop of 741 feet, the falls are five times the height of Niagara yet with virtually no infrastructure and only visited by a handful of tourists each year. Kaieteur is most impressive in the rainy season when billions of gallons of water cascade over the falls creating a breathtaking fusion of noise, spray and colour. The cloud forest created by the unique microclimate of the falls is home to an impressive array of wildlife including tank bromeliads – the world’s largest bromeliad and themselves home to a tiny, endemic golden frog. Kaieteur swifts nest under the falls’ immense curtain of water and the brightly coloured males of the rare Guiana cock-of-the-rock display in a number of favoured leks nearby.
Highlights of Guyana