Kaietur Falls, located in the Guyana's Kaietur National Park, is the world's 19th highest waterfall.
It's 5 times higher than Niagara Falls and 12 times higher than Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
This may be difficult to believe as far too many people can barely point Guyana--the former British Guyana--out on a map. However, tucked into a little nook between Brazil and Venezuela, is the only English speaking country on the continent and millions of acres of rain forest. That coupled with the 365 islands nestled in Guyana's 600 mile long Essequibo River, for better or for worse, may well make it one of South America's most talked about Eco-tourist destinations by, say, 2015.
Both of my parents are originally from Guyana, so along with visits to the plot where my mother's home once stood, and to the stall in Georgetown's Staebrook Market where my great great grandfather fixed watches, I strapped myself into the passenger seat of a 10-seater that's surely seen better days, and an hour later I arrived at the country's most mythically significant landmark.
You must book yourself on a flight to Kaietur Falls.
Surrounded by rainforest, I'm pretty sure it's the only way to get there. You can do this through a travel agency. Alternatively, assuming that whoever goes to Guyana stays in the capital, Georgetown, ask your hotel reception to make arrangements for you; most will, free of charge.
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