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Where is Canaima National Park and the Gran Sabana?

Where is Canaima National Park and the Gran Sabana?

Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima) is a 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi) park in south-eastern Venezuela that roughly occupies the same area as the Gran Sabana region. It is located in Bolívar State, reaching the borders with Brazil and Guyana.

Why is Canaima National Park famous?

The park has the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls. It also arguably has the world’s second highest waterfall, Cuquenan (or Kukenan), but this is only true when the measurements refer to the height of the single free-falling “leap” of water rather than the total drop.

In what country is the Canaima National Park?

Canaima National Park is spread over 3 million ha in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Roughly 65% of the park is covered by table mountain (tepui) formations. The tepuis constitute a unique biogeological entity and are of great geological interest.

How do you fly to Canaima?

There are no overland routes to the settlement of Canaima. The only access is by air. Avior and Rutaca fly to and from Ciudad Bolívar and Caracas. Access to the Sector Occidental is by air into villages like Canaima.

What animals live in Canaima National Park?

Amongst the mammals are species such as giant anteater, giant armadillo, jaguar, puma, Brazilian tapir, red howler, titi, uacari, capuchin and white-faced saki monkeys. More than 628 bird species are known from the tepuis zones of the park, with many additional species elsewhere.

Is Angel Falls in the Amazon?

Amazon rainforest photos: Angel Falls in Venezuela.

What is at the bottom of Angel Falls?

The highest waterfall in the world, the cataract drops 3,212 feet (979 metres) and is 500 feet (150 metres) wide at the base. It leaps from a flat-topped plateau, Auyán-Tepuí (“Devils Mountain”), barely making contact with the sheer face.