Pictures of Kaieteur Falls
This section of our waterfall pictures website features beautiful pictures of Kaieteur Falls. Kaieteur Falls is located in Guyana and is a popular destination for nature lovers, tourists in general, and people who just love waterfalls.
These pictures of Kaieteur Falls let you see Kaieteur Falls from several different angles, and they give you a good idea of what to expect when visiting Kaieteur Falls.
Detailed information on Kaieteur Falls can be found below the pictures on this page.
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Here is some detailed information on the Kaieteur Falls
Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. It is 226 meters (741 ft) when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 ft).
While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume. This has given Kaieteur Falls the misleading label of "largest single drop" waterfall in the world which is often misinterpreted as "tallest single drop." However, it is likely one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
Kaieteur Falls is about five times higher than the more well known Niagara Falls, located on the border between Canada and the United States and about two times the height of the Victoria Falls located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa.
On 24 April 1870, Charles Barrington Brown, one of two British geologists appointed government surveyors to the colony of British Guiana (Guyana), became the first European to see Kaieteur Falls.