There’s just something about waterfalls that everyone likes. The rushing water over high cliffs. The sound, their power. Mother Nature ain’t bad! We’ve collected some of the best waterfalls there are to see, agree with our choices?
Classic Niagara, can you ever get tired of seeing this magnificent waterfall? In summer, this place is packed with tourists from all over the world but few know that the best time to see this waterfall in its full glory is in winter. The mist coming up from the falls coats the nearby trees in a thin layer of ice. At night, the falls are lit up with coloured lights, the perfect time to practise your long-exposure photography.
Victoria Falls lies in Zimbabwe but it’s just steps away from the borders of Botswana and Zambia. There are spectacular views of the falls from both sizes, the Zambian side and the Zimbabwean side it’s up to you though which you choose. But if you want to get up close with the falls, approach from Zambia where there is a walking path and footbridge down the falls.
Sitting on the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls offers stunning views from every angle. Along with Niagara, Iguazu Falls is heralded as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Both sides of the falls are well equipped with walking trails, tourist amenities and transportation to and from the nearby towns. We recommend spending one day on either side to get the full experience.
A highlight to any visit to this American National Park, Yosemite Falls is epic. It’s 1,200 square miles large, features 800+ miles of walking trails and 350+ miles of road, is home to thousands of lakes and ponds and 1,600 miles of streams. As far as national parks in the USA go, this is the third most visited with nearly 4 million visitors coming to admire it’s natural beauty every year. Yosemite Falls, at 739m, is the tallest waterfall in North America.
Venezuela’s Angel Falls is nothing short of spectacular. To reach them, head to Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. Timing your visit is crucial because in the dry season (December-April) Angel Falls is little more than a trickle of water falling over a table-top mountain. Angel Falls is the world’s tallest waterfall, an impressive 978m from the top of Auyan Tepuy. When visiting on holidays in Venezuela, don’t miss the incredible wildlife and flora in this area: monkeys, wild orchids, poison arrow frogs, giant anteaters, jaguars and more.
What is the most spectacular waterfall you’ve ever seen?
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