Kaieteur National Park Travel Guide

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Kaieteur National Park Things to Do

  • Grasshopper

    This four-inch long colourful grasshopper took an instant liking to me and decided to climb up my trouser leg! All the photographers were very pleased, as his colouring showed much better against the dark background of my trousers, than the sandy coloured ground!

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  • A little golden frog

    Very, very small and hiding in the watery depths of a bromeliad, this frog is absolutely gorgeous, but very hard to spot!

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  • So close you can feel the spray

    30,000 gallons of water per second flow over these falls at their peak. When we visited, the falls were about a third full, so I can imagine how incredibly spectacular they are in full flow!

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  • The Falls from another viewpoint

    Potara River (a tributary of the Essequibo) plunges over a snadstone table at a width of between 250 feet in the dry season and 40 feet in the wet season.

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  • The Falls

    At 741 feet, Kaieteur Falls is the highest single drop waterfall in the world - five times the height of Niagara!There are several viewpoints from which you can admire the falls, this photo is taken from Johnson's View.

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  • Cock of the rock

    The colourful Cock-of-the Rock is one of the world's most spectacular birds, about the size of a pigeon, with fantastic plumage in bright orange. The skins and feathers are highly valued for decoration, but to capture one of these rare birds, carries a fine and/or imprisonment. The Cock-of-the-Rock's diet consists mainly of fruit, and they build...

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    by grets Written Nov 2, 2004

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    This place is remote and beautiful, and totally unspoilt! There is a small shelter which doubles as aiport lounge (hahaha) and picnic area. There are reasonably clean bathrooms here too.

    You need to bring everything with you for your visit. There are no shops. There are no restaurants or cafés. There are no souvenir sellers. There are no vending machines. There is no entrance booth. There are no other tourists.

    Favorite Dish: We brought our own picnic which we ate while we waited for the plane to return and pick us up.

    At the same time, a few local people were waiting for one of their party to be airlifted to hospital with suspected Malaria!

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Kaieteur National Park Transportation

  • Flight/Tour of Kaieteur

    We took a flight with Mrs Chan A Sue from Olgo Airport. Fabulous cannot say enough good things. Her and here husband run this trip. Lunch & Drinks are provided (tons of food, made by her and very good tasting) Plus they spend 4 hours and walk with you through the trails, giving you narrative the whole time. Then a wonderful surprise on the way...

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  • Flight to Kaieteur

    As a group we charter a flight from the airfield at Baganara to Kaieteur. Because of the number of people, two planes were needed. Although this trip was an optional extra, not included in the original package, only three people decided not to do it. The flight is very enjoyable in itself, seeing parts fo Guayana we haven't seen from the ground.

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Kaieteur National Park Warnings and Dangers

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    by grets Written Nov 2, 2004

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    ......and that does not include me!

    You can - should you so desire - walk out on an overhanging rock close to the falls to have your pfotgraph taken. Thanks for volunteering Chris!

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    by grets Written Nov 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Guyana Shield is a geological zone covering an area that comprises of Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana. The rock David is standing on is five billion years old, and is situated 1,300 feet above sea level.

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