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Interesting Facts About The World's Largest Single Drop Kaieteur Falls

The ARK Infrastructure Sep 25, 2019
Kaieteur Falls is one of the tallest waterfall in the world. Kaieteur Falls is about four times higher than Niagara Falls, on the border between Canada and the United States, and about twice the height of Victoria Falls, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. It is a single drop waterfall.
Kaieteur Falls is a major tourist attraction in Guyana. The falls are actually in Amazon Forest.
Kaieteur Falls in Guyana is like living on the edge of the world. The falls are surrounded by captivating Rainforest.
Kaieteur Falls, cataract on the Potaro River, west-central Guyana. After a sheer drop of 741 feet over the edge of a sandstone plateau, the Kaieteur falls have eroded a gorge, 8 km long, that descends another 81 feet. The falls are 300 to 350 feet wide at the top and are the central feature of the Kaieteur National Park.
Ever wonder what it might feel like to be the last humans on earth, witnessing a river plummet off the edge of the world? It might look something like Kaieteur Falls. 
Access to Kaieteur Falls is very good. The park is served by Kaieteur International Airport, about a 15-minute walk from the top of Kaieteur falls, with frequent flights to Ogle Airpoert and Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown.
The falls were sighted by C. Barrington Brown, a British geologist, in 1870. According to a Patamona Indian legend, Kaieteur Falls was named for Kai, a chief, or Toshao who acted to save his people by paddling over the falls in an act of self-sacrifice to Makonaima, the great spirit.
Some also believes that Kaieteur has been named after an unpleasant old man who was placed in a boat and shoved in the fall by his relatives. Thus the fall was named "Kaieteur", which means "old-man-fall".