Welcome to
Kaieteur National Park

The coffee coloured Potaro River thunders down 741 feet into the beautiful and majestic Kaieteur Falls. Kaieteur is one of the highest and most powerful single drop waterfalls in the world – nearly four times higher than Niagara Falls and twice as high as Victoria Falls. It is part of the lush, pristine rainforests of Kaieteur National Park that spans 627 square kilometres around the iconic waterfall. Of the hundreds of bird species found here, the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, White Collared Swifts, and macaws are often seen in the lush surrounds. Other fascinating flora and fauna include tank bromeliads and the golden frog. The brilliant morpho butterfly can also be spotted in the Kaieteur gorge. The combination of the magnificent waterfall, wildlife, and remote and uncrowded National Park make this one of the top places to visit in Guyana

Getting To And Around

Flights and overland treks allow for rapid and slow travel options to experience the splendid views and awesome rush of 30,000 gallons of water (or more depending on the season).

Air

Most travellers opt for a day trip via a 45-minute flight in a small Cessna plane. Daily flights depart from Eugene F. Correia International Airport in Georgetown. Flights are weather dependent and require a minimum number of passengers, so travellers are encouraged you to book in advance and identify confirmed trips to guarantee a visit.

Road

A 3-day overland trip to Kaieteur is the preferred route for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It involves an overland journey via bus or 4x4 , an upstream boat trip, and depending on your fitness level, 6-10 hours of hiking through rainforest to get to Kaieteur National Park. Sign up with Rainforest Tours, Adventure Guianas, or Wilderness Explorers for this experience. You can learn more about this and other hikes in Guyana here.

River

A 3-day overland trip to Kaieteur is the preferred route for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It involves an overland journey via bus or 4x4 , an upstream boat trip, and depending on your fitness level, 6-10 hours of hiking through rainforest to get to Kaieteur National Park. Sign up with Rainforest Tours, Adventure Guianas, or Wilderness Explorers for this experience. You can learn more about this and other hikes in Guyana here.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

View Points & Overnight Camping

There are three main viewpoints to witness the majestic beauty of the Kaieteur Falls. The hiking trail affords stops and photo opportunities at Johnson, Boy Scout, and Rainbow viewpoints, named after the visible rainbows you can often see at this spot. Though the trail only takes 20 minutes to walk, the entire tour typically lasts two hours, which gives you ample time to spend at each viewpoint. Two other points, Break and Lookout, are closed for general visitors and require special permission from the Protected Areas Commission to visit.
Timings: Dawn to dusk (depending on how your tour is scheduled); Entry Fee: US$25 per person to land and enter (via plane) and US$35 per person to enter (overland)

The rustic Kaieteur Rest House is set near the top of the falls, and the equally rustic Tukeit Rest House lies at the foot of Kaieteur Mountain, where the Kaieteur Gorge empties into the Potaro River. Overnighting at Kaieteur requires special permission in advance from the Protected Areas Commission. In addition, hammocks, bedding and food supplies must be brought in, so booking a visit with a tour operator is highly recommended.
Timings: Dawn to dusk (depending on how your tour is scheduled); Entry Fee: included in your landing fee

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Interpretive Centre

A small museum with a picture gallery and signage about the history of Kaieteur Falls can be found alongside the meeting pavilion close to the airstrip. This is a good spot to get familiar with the exotic wildlife that populates the area and facts and history about Kaieteur National Park. There is also a small souvenir shop with local crafts that are available for sale.
Timings: Dawn to dusk (depending on how your tour is scheduled)
Entry Fee: Free

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Johnson View Nature Trail

Located just off of the first viewpoint, the Johnson View Nature Trail is a short trail where your guides may help you to spot the vibrant cock-of-the-rock. This is a famous spot for them to roost (rest or sleep). If you are lucky you can also spot the tiny Kaieteur golden rocket frog hiding in one of the nearby tank bromeliads.

Timings: Dawn to dusk (depending on how your tour is scheduled); Entry Fee: included in your landing fee

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