In some cultures and religions, they are symbols of significant importance. But waterfalls aren’t just a sustainable source of renewable energy or adventure seekers’ haven. It’s a breathtaking scenery that is the work of mother nature where you can witness gravity working its magic on one of the life’s most essential elements; water.
If you’re having a hard time picking your next adventure destination, this will be yours around the globe guide to 5 of the most captivating waterfalls.
This incredible beauty, situated in Kaieteur National Park, Guyana is undeniably the country’s most grandiose nature monuments on display; named one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls with a height drop up to 741ft documented in rainy seasons. Kaieteur Falls is approximately four times taller than Niagara Falls.
Also referred to as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” is located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. One of the most jaw-dropping nature spectacles in the world and it so happens to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world. With water dropping at 355 feet, it is very worthy of its spot on this list. On average, 550 million cubic meters of water travels down the cascades of Victoria Falls every minute and continues its journey to the river.
Arguably the most famous of the items falling under this category, this one is an all year tourist magnet. It features three waterfalls: American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls (that flow in the United States of America), While Horseshoe Falls sits in the Canadian territory.
The water streams down a distance of 167 ft. Both of the movies “Superman” and “Niagara” were partially shot in Niagara Falls.
The Angel Waterfalls
The Angel Falls or Salto Ángel has more than just a record breaking height; it has the mesmerizing sights that would make your visit a memorable experience. Located in a Venezuelan rainforest; it is the world’s highest continuous flow with a record of 3212 ft and plunging at 2648 ft. But the beauty of it is beyond the looks of it; it’s also due to the mechanism of it as due to the long distance the water doesn’t ever make it to the ground, as it evaporates in a fine mist. The Falls were named after aviator Jimmy Angels after his plane crashed there.
This exquisite nature force falls in South America, where Argentina and Brazil meet. It is also considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. It doesn’t consist of one or two, but an astonishing number of 275 cascades, most of them averaging 210 ft of height. The highest named “Gargantadel Diablo” or the “Devil’s throat” plunging down at 269 ft. The ideal visit seasons are spring and fall. The Iguazu Falls were pronounced a world heritage by the UNESCO in 1984.