National Trust of Guyana

Kaieteur Falls

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Kaieteur Falls is the centre piece of Guyana’s oldest national park, the Kaieteur National Park. The park which was established in 1929, by the British Commonwealth, is situated on a section of the Amazon rainforest. Kaieteur Falls is fed by the Potaro River and is considered the longest single drop water fall in the world, with a depth of approximately 225 metres (738 feet). The park has an area of 627.59 square kilometres (242.3 square miles) and is home to numerous exotic flora and fauna, some which can only be found in the Kaieteur National Park.