Waterfalls of Guyana - the big table

The table below lists some 70 impressive waterfalls of Guyana but it is very far from being complete. It does not include the countless rapids, such as the magnificent King Edward VII Falls.

The data is obtained from online geographic nameservers, comparing the results to Google Earth maps, Soviet Army maps and more than 30 sources of literature.

Nevertheless almost all numbers are very approximate and in real nature might be different. Numbers are provided for general impression about the size of waterfall.

Click on the headings of the table to sort the results!

Name Region River Description Total height (m) Average width (m)
Amaila Falls Potaro-Siparuni Kuribrong vertical plunge, punchbowl ˜ 60 ˜ 45
Abrawatavik (?) Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Membaru ? ? ?
Amatuk Falls Potaro-Siparuni Potaro series of low falls ? ?
Ando Falls (Wantuana Falls?) Potaro-Siparuni Socobi (Sukabi) fan ? > 40 > 20
Apakuni Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Isseneru ? ? ?
Arawai Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni and Venezuela Wenamu waterfall ˜ 20 - 60 ˜ 15 - 30
Art Falls Potaro-Siparuni tributary of Kuribrong ? > 100 ?
Aruwai Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni rapids, smaller steps over 2 km distance ˜ 60 > 500
Atabarau - Wena Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni ? vertical plunge > 100 > 15
Aurituk Fall Potaro-Siparuni Potaro ? several metres > 200
Baramba Fall Barima-Vaini Barimi ? ? ?
Benhori Bumoko Fall (Tuma Tumari Falls) Potaro-Siparuni Potaro block fall, rapids ˜ 9 ˜ 330
Canister Fall (Kasatu Falls) Upper Demerara-Berbice Waini ? 6 ˜ 40
Carriage Falls Barima-Vaini Barimi ? ? ?
Chibalimang Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni ? > 20 > 30
Chi Chi Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni rapids, possible - falls over 3.6 km distance ˜ 200 m 30 - 50
Chitagong Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni ? > 20 > 40
Chinakuruk Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Kako fan > 40 > 20
Christmas Falls Upper Demerara-Berbice Berbice ? ? ˜ 50 - 90
Corona Falls Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Rewa ? ˜ 6 ?
Corona Falls Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo and Brazil Ireng several steps and rapids ˜ 30 ˜ 200
Eclipse Fall Barima-Vaini Barimi ? several metres ?
Embiparu Fall Potaro-Siparuni Kuribrong ? several metres > 40
Eping Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Eping possibly - vertical plunge ? ?
Goring Fall Barima-Vaini Barimi ? several metres ?
Great Falls (Oruru Marali) Upper Demerara-Berbice Demerara ? 11 ˜ 30
Harrison Fall Barima-Vaini Barimi ? several metres ?
Iatuk Falls Potaro-Siparuni Potaro ? > 60 > 50
Irocosin Falls Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo and Brazil Ireng ? ? ?
Itabru Falls (Itabu) Upper Demerara-Berbice Berbice ? ? > 80
John Daniel's Falls Potaro-Siparuni Ikarak several steps > 4 > 7
Kaieteur Potaro-Siparuni Potaro vertical plunge 251 113
Kamarang Great Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Kamarang vertical plunge ˜ 160 ˜ 46
Karchiparu Falls Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo and Potaro-Siparuni Takutu? ? ? > 20
Kaumaru Fall Cuyuni-Mazaruni tributary of Kurupung ? > 100 some metres
King Edward VIII Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Semang vertical plunge ˜ 256 ˜ 15
Kuli Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni and Venezuela Wenamu block fall? ˜ 20 - 60 ˜ 15 - 30
Kumerau Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Kurupung vertical plunge ˜ 190 ˜ 60
Kurutuik Falls (Kulatuik, Kurutuwu Mehru) Potaro-Siparuni and Brazil Ireng vertical plunge, cascade ˜ 100 ˜ 20 - 30
Maipuri Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Karowrieng block falls > 20 ˜ 20 - 50
Makreba Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Kurupung ? ? > 30
Makwaiektuk Falls Potaro-Siparuni Potaro rapids over 1.8 km distance, possible fall > 50 > 50
Marali Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Meanum ? > 30 > 20
Marina Fall Potaro-Siparuni Ipobe horsetail ˜ 152 ˜ 3
Maringtuk Falls Potaro-Siparuni Siparuni ? ? ?
Mipimah Falls Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo and Potaro-Siparuni Echilebar ? ? > 20
Muretuik Falls Potaro-Siparuni and Brazil Ireng ? ? ˜ 15 - 25
Old Man's Beard Potaro-Siparuni small tributary of Potaro vertical plunge > 100 ?
Orinduik Falls Potaro-Siparuni and Brazil Ireng several steps ˜ 25 ˜ 150 - 230
Oshi Falls (King George VI Falls, Ushi Falls, Utshi Falls) Cuyuni-Mazaruni Oshi vertical plunge ˜ 160 - 210 ˜ 30
Pakatuk Falls Potaro-Siparuni Potaro rapids, falling more than 15 m over 1 km, possible waterfall > 10 > 350
Peaima Fall Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni ? > 15 > 150
Pineapple Falls Potaro-Siparuni Muruwa ? ? > 20
Portage Falls Potaro-Siparuni Potaro ? > 10 > 40
Sakaika Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Ekreku ? 192 ? ?
Saraba Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Paruima possibly - vertical plunge > 60 > 10
Serikoeng Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni ? > 50 > 40
Siparima Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni ? > 15 > 100
Suwakwima Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Mazaruni ? > 20 > 40
Takagka Falls (Takaga Falls) Potaro-Siparuni and Brazil Ireng several steps > 10 ˜ 150 - 230
Tukeit Falls (Toqueno Falls) Potaro-Siparuni tributary of Potaro vertical plunge > 100 several metres
Wakowaieng Falls Cuyuni-Mazaruni Morong vertical plunge 134 ?
Waratabu Fall Cuyuni-Mazaruni Ekreku ? ? ?
Waratuk Falls Potaro-Siparuni Potaro cataract, crossing the river in angle several metres > 200 m
Waterfall on eastern tributary of Purupuruni Cuyuni-Mazaruni eastern tributary of Purupuruni ? > 150 > 5
Waterfall on southern tributary of Morong Cuyuni-Mazaruni southern tributary of Morong vertical plunge? > 120 ?
Waterfall on southern tributary of Semang Cuyuni-Mazaruni southern tributary of Semang ? > 140 ˜ 15
Waterfall in upper reaches of Karanang Cuyuni-Mazaruni Karanang ? > 120 > 5
Waterfall in upper reaches of Karowrieng Cuyuni-Mazaruni Karowrieng vertical plunge? > 250 > 10
Waterfall in upper reaches of Purupuruni Cuyuni-Mazaruni Purupuruni ? > 240 > 5

 

Attractions and landmarks of Guyana

Eastern Kanuku Mountains near Rewa River
Eastern Kanuku Mountains near Rewa River / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

In future Guyana may bring many positive surprises - this country is little explored and may hide unique natural monuments unknown to the people. For most part Guyana consists of unspoilt nature - wast expanses of tropical forests, savannah, mountains.

10 major waterfalls in Guyana

10 major waterfalls in Guyana, map

Kaieteur

Height: 251 m
Average width: 113 m
Kaieteur
Kaieteur / , Flickr / CC BY 2.0

 

Attractions and landmarks of South America

Laguna Verde, Potosí
Laguna Verde, Bolivia / Pedro Szekely , / CC BY 2.0

There is little doubt - South America is one of the most spectacular... may be the most spectacular continent of the world.

 

Waterfalls of the world

Jinbar Falls, Ethiopia
Jinbar Falls, Ethiopia, more than 500 m tall / Damien Halleux Radermecker , Flickr , CC BY 2.0

Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.

Map of waterfalls in Guyana

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