Waterfalls are definitely the natural wonders, and visiting some of these waterfalls below might be a breathtaking experience, since they overwhelm with the stunning sight, as well as a splitting voice.
Here are five major waterfalls in the world that are a must visit for anyone who is a travel enthusiast:
Niagara Falls in USA/Canada
The Niagara Falls comprises of three different falls namely Canadian falls, American falls and Bridal veil falls. The length of the brink for the American and Bridal falls is 1060 feet/ 323meters while the height is 176 feet/ 53.6 meters. However, because of the many rocks at the base the actual height of the fall is 70 feet /21.3 meters. The volume of water in the fall is 5678111 liters/ second. The Canadian Falls have a 2600 feet/ 792.4 meters length and height of 167 feet /50.9meters. The volume of water is 600.000 gallons per second. Are you aware that the American falls stopped flowing completely in the year 1969 for several months?
Victoria Falls in Zimbabve
Victoria Falls are the largest waterfalls in Africa. Did you know that Dr David Livingstone discovered the falls in 1855 and named them after Queen? The 1073m wide and 108.3m high waterfall lies on River Zambezi. However, the local community refers to the falls Mosi oa Tunya that means, “Smoke that thunders” because of its misty nature. The falls have continued to inspire people many years after the death of Dr. Livingstone with thousands of visitors from all over the world going to the place throughout the year. Apart from the falls, the region has several national parks and other attractions that will make you holiday one of the best.
Kaieteur Waterfalls in Guyana
Did you know that Kaieteur is the widest single drop waterfall in the entire world? With its location on River Potaro, in theKaieteur National Park, in Essequibo, Guyana. Its location is in the Amazon forest, and the waterfall has a height of 741 feet (226 metres) and an elevation of 1581”. The pristine forest surrounding the forest has made it ones of the most visited destinations in the world.
Iguazu Waterfalls in Argentina
With over 275 falls, Iguazu is among the most majestic places that you can visit during the vacation. Located in Misiones Province in the Northeastern tip of Argentina and bordering the Brazilian state of Parana to the north, Iguazú National Park, jointly with its sister park Iguaçu in Brazil, is among the world’s visually and acoustically most stunning natural sites for its massive waterfalls. The rainforest surrounding the 269 feet(80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter) waterfall has over 2000 species of different plants as well as animals. Some of the animals that you will come across at the forest include opossum among others. In case you want to visit the fall then you should go there during the summer.
Angel Falls in Venezuela
Located in the highlands of Guyana, Venezuela, Angel falls is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the entire world. The waterfall has a height of 979 with a plunge of 807m. The double drop waterfall has an elevation of 4209”. One of the things that you may not have known about the falls is that they take their name after Jimmie Angel, an American Aviator, who flew to the air circus Lindberg. Angel Falls is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls with its total of approximately 52 meters.