The planet is full of incredible and incomparable places, but few natural wonders provoke the sensations that cataracts manage to produce, geological formations that we could define as waterfalls of great height, width and volume of water. In fact, millions of people move every year to visit some of the most amazing in the world.
Surely you’ve heard about Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls, and Victoria Falls, but surprisingly, these are not among the five largest in the world. Do you want to find out what they are? Well, you know what you have to do! Do not miss anything about what we tell you next!
Angel Falls, Venezuela
First of all, we want to talk about Angel Falls, one of the main tourist attractions in Venezuela. It is located in the Canaima National Park, in the state of Bolívar, and, with a height of 970 meters (807 of uninterrupted fall), is considered the highest waterfall in the world. Its name comes from Jimmie Angel, an American aviator who in 1937 formally corroborated the existence and location of this place. You can discover the largest waterfall in the world in two different ways: from a small plane or on a trip through a river and the jungle.
Tugela Falls, South Africa
In South Africa, we find what is considered the second highest waterfall in the world. This is the Tugela Falls, which is found in the Drakensberg, in the Natal Real National Park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The total jump is 947 meters, although it is true that it goes through five falls. Although this place is tremendously beautiful throughout the year, during the winter it can acquire an even more special aspect, since the waterfall can freeze forming columns of ice.
Tres Hermanas Falls, Perupic Credits : http://robbreport.com.sg/bobwaterfall_treshermanas/
From South Africa, we moved to Peru to discover the Three Sisters Waterfalls, which are located in the Otishi National Park, in the Department of Junín. It is a waterfall formed by at least three large stepped jumps. With 914 meters of fall, it is considered to be the third largest waterfall in the world. On the other hand, it is imperative to bear in mind that the place is surrounded by beautiful virgin forests with great biological diversity. The problem is that getting close can be very dangerous. For this reason, tourists usually observe the falls from afar.
Olo’upena Falls, United StatesPic Credits: http://flavorverse.com/tallest-waterfalls-in-the-world/
In the United States, we can find the Olo’upena or Olouepna Waterfall, the fourth highest in the world, with 900 meters of fall. Located on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, it is surrounded by mountains. It is a waterfall of great beauty, but can only be seen from the air or the sea, since access is very complicated. Of course, many tourist companies offer visits guided to the site by boat or helicopter. Of course, for this, the appropriate weather conditions must be given.
Yumbilla Falls, Peru
Finally, I want to talk about the Yumbilla Waterfall, a waterfall of 895 meters high located in the district of Cuispes, in the province of Bongara (department of Amazonas). Although until recently it was an unknown place, nowadays it is visited by numerous tourists, who not only are amazed by Yumbilla but by two other enormous waterfalls that can be found in the same forest. It is essential to bear in mind that, due to the importance of the area, the authorities of the Amazon region are taking actions to protect their natural resources.