Several impressive rapids and waterfalls have formed on Mazaruni River on its route down from Pacaraima Mountains. Aruwai Falls are among the most impressive ones.
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Mazaruni River starts high in Roraima tepui. These little-explored highlands are spectacular, with unexplored tablelands – tepui. Diamonds are mined here since the late 19th century.
River before the falls is approximately 300 m wide, it flows in a majestic, wide canyon covered with pristine rainforest.
Mazaruni divides at the falls with an island. The main flow at the falls is approximately 400 m wide, the smaller northern arm is narrower. The river and the landscape change at the falls. Mazaruni falls into a narrow gorge with a majestic, torrential waterfall. The stream is squeezed and is approximately 50 – 70 m wide. Falls have several steps over a distance of 2 km, total height difference exceeds 60 meters.
- Image of falls, accessed on 25 March 2012.
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