Kaieteur National Park

Created in 1929, Kaieteur is the first national park in the Amazon region. It sits on the Guiana Shield, an ancient rock formation over 2 billion years old. This isolated landscape is full of species found nowhere else on earth, including a tiny Golden Frog (Anomaloglossus beebei) and a recently discovered bright blue tarantula unknown to science. The Park is known mostly for the spectacular Kaieteur Falls with its single drop of 226 metres (741 ft), which is over four times higher than Niagara Falls. Its unusual combination of height and volume makes it the most powerful single drop waterfall on the planet. Home to the Patamona people, Kaieteur continues to play a big role in local livelihoods, culture, and traditions.