Waterfall has one main, vertical plunge, but image shows, that there are smaller steps at least in the upper part of falls. Below the falls river flows in a deep, misty gorge.
Kamarang River is large and waterfall here forms a water curtain, which is more than 40 m wide.
One of the first (or – the very first) white man to see this fall was American entomologist Paul A. Zahl in the 1930s. He wrote that the noise created by the falling water was deafening already before the falls were visible.
Zahl made the first (erroneous) assessment of the height of this impressive waterfall. He considered that this waterfall is similar in height to the nearby Uitshi Falls (Oshi Falls) – and at Uitshi Falls a stone was falling down for 10 seconds. Thus – according to his calculations – Kamarang Falls had to be a bit less than 500 m tall.
Falls are much lower – but nevertheless, this is an impressive natural landmark.
Kamarang Great Falls are included in the following lists:
- World Waterfall Database. Kamarang Meru Accessed on 19 March 2012
Kamarang Great Falls on the map
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||5.6493 N 61.0891 W|
|Where is located?||South America, Guyana, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, the fall of Kamarang River over Pacaraima escarpment|
|Alternate names:||Great Falls, Kamarang Meru, Caramang Falls, Karanang Falls, Camoiran Falls|
|Height:||roughly 160 m|
|Width:||˜ 46 m|
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