Kaieteur Falls in Guyana is the best among all waterfalls in the world and should be on your list of must visit places. The place is not easily accessible so it is best to book a tour in advance if you are planning to travel there. Accommodation is also limited so it’s best to either book ahead (if you plan to stay at the guesthouse near the falls) or make alternate arrangements. Read below to get an overview of Kaieteur Falls in Guyana.
Things to Do
While many tour operators are functional in the region, tours can get cancelled if there aren’t enough visitors so book a tour well in advance and plan your stay for a couple of days so you can book again in case of a cancellation. Wonderland Tours is a major tour operator and you can get good discounts if you book a tour well in advance.
A good idea is to combine the tour to Kaieteur with Orinduik Falls as you get to see two majestic falls at the price of one. Tour to Kaieteur can often be very expensive and is in the range of $200 to $400.
There is a national park in region and if you are lucky, you can book a spot at the guesthouse that is located in close proximity to the falls. There is a lot of wildlife inside the region and if you decide to stay for the night; try and visit the spot in the evening. It is a magnificent sight and a delightful spot for photographers. The waterfall is higher than Niagra falls and you can right up to the edge for a breathtaking view.
Other famous tourist spots include the Potaro plateau where you can view more wildlife and the Essequibo River is also nearby. It is the perfect spot to relax in the waters and enjoy the fabulous wildlife.The place is also a habitat for many bird species and you should book yourself a guided tour that will provide access to many hidden spots where you can get sightings of many rare species including the famous Cock-of-the-Rock.
The best time to visit is during the rainy season as the force of the waterfall is the maximum during this season. April and September are the two best months to visit but there is plenty of water even in the dry season. The place is a heaven for photography and if you are a nature lover, you will find many hidden trails which you can explore with the help of a local ranger.
You should plan your trip properly since there are very few accommodation options near the waterfall. If coming in from the capital Georgetown, try and stock on supplies beforehand. There are no restaurants and you won’t find any food at the guesthouse either so it is best to prepare well.You can either arrange a trip through a local tour operator that will be typically for a period of five days but will allow you to see more or take the aerial route if you are short on time.