Top 3 Highlights of Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park

Soesdyke Linden Highway, Georgetown, Guyana
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Guyana is one of South America’s most underrated countries, and most travelers who decide to head there are passionate nature lovers. Kaieteur National Park is one of Guyana’s most-visited natural wonders, and here are some of its biggest highlights.

Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur National Park borrows its name from this stunning waterfall, and its sheer power makes it one of Kaieteur’s must-see attractions. With a height of approximately 741 feet, Kaieteur is one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in the world, and its lush rainforest surroundings are as breathtaking as its powerful waters.

Hiking Paradise

You shouldn’t miss Kaieteur National Park during your visit to Guyana if you’re in the mood for an epic hike. Many hiking trails can be found on its grounds and some of them will lead you to stunning vantage points with panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest and the Potaro River.

Unique Wildlife

Another thing that Kaieteur National Park is best known for is its unique and diverse flora and fauna. It’s home to several plant and animal species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, such as the Guianan cock-of-the-rock and the famous golden rocket frog, which uses the rare plant brocchinia micrantha as its habitat.