We finally made it to the famous Kaieteur Falls. This is probably one of Guyana's most famous tourist attractions.
|Lat and long at Kaieteur Falls|
|The money shot|
Stats – I am just going to let you read them for yourself.
|Portaro River valley we flew up|
|Our only giant otter sighting|
We departed Baganara Resort at 13:30 aboard a 12 seater, single engine plane. The flight was approx. 45 mins and took us SW over the “interior” or “bush”. We flew over several HUGE mining camps. We had seen the big, mud covered trucks in Bartica loading up with supplies for these camps but we had no idea the camps were this massive. These camps are mining gold and diamonds out of the ground.
|View as we approached the falls|
As we flew south, the elevation changed and soon we could see cliffs and mountains. We flew straight up the Portaro River valley to the falls. It is a feeder river to the Essequibo River.
|Feeling the "toilet paper plant"|
|Soft like expensive toilet paper -that is what the guide said|
|Hiking toward the falls|
Jamal was our guide. He took us to the three lookout points, stopping along the way to point out various floral and fauna.
|Tank bromeliads - world's largest|
The falls were spectacular. We went to three different vantage points to view the falls.
|"She fell to her death taking a selfie on the edge of the cliff" - NOT|
We were also able to spot the tiny golden dart frog, only found near these falls.
|Can you see it?|
|Poisonous tiny golden dart frong|
We saw a few white collared swifts flying around. They live behind the the falls.
Sadly, we did not see the famous Cock Of The Rock bird.