WORLD’S TOP 5 BIGGEST AND BEST WATERFALLS
There are many amazing waterfalls around the globe, it’s little wonder that people travel from far and wide to enjoy the breathtaking natural attractions that are renowned for their magnificence. Waterfalls make up some of the most visited and best known natural tourist attractions around the world, some of the world’s biggest and best waterfalls that stand-out in terms of height, volume or sheer beauty:
NIAGARA FALLS (USA AND CANADA, NORTH AMERICA; 51 METERS)
It is of 51 meters in height, which is situated in Ontario, Canada and New York, USA, The falls are undoubtedly the world’s most famous waterfalls. It is certainly not the tallest. The magnificent waterfall, however, has an average flow rate of rate of 1,834 cube meters per second. Niagara Falls can be enjoyed by helicopter, boat or on foot. It connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario this three-part waterfall attracts around 12 million visitors every year.
VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE, AFRICA;108 METRES)
Victoria Falls is known among locals as “Mosi-oa-tunya”, which is situated in Africa. Measuring 1,708 meters across and boasting an average flow rate of 1,088 cubic meters per second, Victoria Falls is so vast and impressive that rainbows often form in its spray. Comprising fours main channels and flowing into the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is visited by 2.5 million tourists approximately every year.
ANGEL FALLS (VENEZUELA, SOUTH AMERICA; 979 METRES)
Angel falls is known as kerepakupai Meru, Located in Venezuela’s Canaima national park. It is of 979 meters, some argue that it is the world’s tallest and beautiful waterfall. Million people are thought to visit the waterfalls each year. The best ways to explore Angel falls, which ought not to be confused with the three North American waterfalls of the same name.
OLO’UPENA FALLS (HAWAII, USA; 900 METRES)
Olu’upena falls are sometimes referred to as Oloupena falls, situated on the gorgeous Hawaiian island of Molokai. It is the fourth highest waterfalls in the world. At 900 meters, olo’upena falls certainly provide stunning views of the surrounding. It is almost as impressive in size and beauty. The falls do not boast a high flow rate or water density.
IGUAZU FALLS (BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA, SOUTH AMERICA; 82 METRES)
Iguazu Falls is much shorter than many of the world’s tallest waterfalls, but as it is of 82 meters in height, it lacks in height it makes up in volume, especially in rainy season. Iguazu Falls have an average flow rate of 1,756 cubic meters per second, which is almost the same as Niagara Falls. The falls are visited by Hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.