Frederico Ahlfeld Falls
One of the most magnificent waterfalls in Bolivia is Frederico Ahlfeld Falls. This waterfall is approximately 45 m tall and roughly 60 m wide and is located in the enormous, exotic Noel Kempff Mercado National Park.
UNESCO World Heritage status
Map of the site
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Waterfall is named after the outstanding Bolivian geologist Frederico Ahlfeld (1892 – 1982) – "Father of Bolivian Geology". It is located approximately 6 km downstream from another waterfall – even more impressive Arcoiris Falls.
Paucerna river comes from an enormous tableland – the 3,000 km² large Caparu Meseta. This is a unique plateau. For the most part, it is delimited with vertical cliff walls, which are up to 300 m high. It has extremely high biological diversity. On the plateau have developed several kinds of rare ecosystems, including a unique dry forest – the largest virgin Cerrado forest in the world. Here has been established the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (1 583 810 ha) – UNESCO World Heritage site.
It would be modest to say that Bolivia is an exciting country: Bolivia IS full of unexpected, pleasant surprises!
This country has an amazing natural diversity – from highland deserts and snow-capped mountains to wast lowlands covered with tropical forests. Here are found all kinds of landmarks. Some landmarks are well known internationally, but many (undeservedly) – are not, and many still are waiting for their discovery.
Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.
There is little doubt – South America is one of the most spectacular… maybe the most spectacular continent of the world.
There is located the second-highest mountain chain in the world, the largest rainforest, the tallest volcanoes, and the tallest and largest waterfalls. The highest biological diversity in the world is reached somewhere near the eastern ranges of the Andes in Ecuador, Peru, or Colombia.
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