Kaieteur Falls is a 226 meters high (741 ft.) waterfall with world-class dimensions located on the Potaro River, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana. It flows over a flat sandstone cliff and then plunges down in a single drop between an unspoiled tropical rainforest without any signs of civilization. It is atop of an ancient plateau known as the Guyana Shield, which it’s said to be the oldest layer of rock on the earth’s surface at 2.99 billion years. After its first break, the waterfall continues to flow over a series of steep cascades for another 25 meters (101 feet), bringing a total height of 251 meters (822 feet). It has the combination of height and water volume, averaging 663 cubic meters per second (23,400 cubic feet per second). Depending on the season, these magnificent falls vary in width from 76m (250ft) to 122m (400ft).
Kaieteur Falls Location
Kaieteur Falls, Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana