Nature in itself is beautiful and has many attractions to offer to those who can spare the time to admire. Around us are beautiful gatherings of water in the form of seas, lakes, rivers and streams. However when nature decides to paint a beautiful picture, it does it very well, and waterfalls are a testament to that. In different places in the world, there are many waterfalls that are breathtaking,they are worthy of mention in an article of the top five highest waterfalls in the world.
The Angel falls, Venezuela
In 1933, Jimmy Angel an American Adventurer from Missouri flew to Cainaman in search of the “Golden City” and came across this fall, hence the name Angel Falls. This fall is found within the Cainaman National Park in Venezuela. The waterfall falls from a height of 3212ft and its longest continuous falls stands at 2647ft. the waters that form the fall a tributary of the Caroni River that falls from the top of a table mountain or Auyantepui.
The Tugela Falls, South Africa
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In the province of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa, there is the royal Natal National Park and right within this park is the breathtaking Tugela Falls. The Tugela Falls that is a combination of five different falls leaping down the side of the Drakensberg or Dragon Mountain stand at a height of 3110ft. The falls can best be appreciated after a rainfall. Visitors can get a good view of the falls right from the road to the Royal Natal National Park.
The Three sisters falls, Peru
Deep within the Peruvian Forest Reserve known as the Otishi National Park lies this natural wonder that falls from heights of 3000ft. This tiered horsetail water fall got its name from the three tiers that make up the waterfall. Two of the piers that empty into a catch basin are easily seen while the third one that empties into River Cutivireni is hardly seen. It is almost impossible to reach this waterfall by foot although there are trekking paths. However, the best way to view this fall is through aerial view.
The Olu’Upena Falls, United States
You may already know about the beautiful beaches of Hawaii but do you know that in the island of Molokai lies one of the world’s wonders? This fall that stands proud at a height of 2953ft is formed by small streams falling over the edge of the sea cliff that lies between the valleys of Wailau and Pelekenu. This fall can mostly be accessed by sea or by air.
The Yumbila Falls Peru
The Yumbilla falls that measure 2940ft is another Peruvian waterfall that make sit to our list of tallest waterfalls in the world. This tiered waterfall located in Cuispes is deeply immersed in one of the more that twenty waterfalls that can be found in this Peruvian deep forest that boast of some of the best flora and fauna. While in the village of Cuispes, visitors to the fall can buy tickets and be given a guide to lead then to the base of the fall. The hike to the waterfall takes about two hours.
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