by: Khaty Omar
Canaima National Park encompasses over 7 million acres in southeastern Venezuela, where the country borders Brazil and Guyana. It’s distinguished by its massive, misty, flat-topped mountains that rise from grassy savanna. A 3,200-foot waterfall flows into a steep canyon surrounded by tropical forest. Amazing natural wonders like table top mountains known as tepuis can be seen here. A 3,200-foot waterfall flows into a steep canyon surrounded by tropical forest and most waterfalls can be easily found which you can climb and explore making it possible for you to get behind the water curtains.
Canaima national park is immensely popular for its amazing natural wonders. The lush tropical habitat is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.Incredible variety of tropical wildlife in the area, including monkeys, poison arrow frogs and hundreds of species of orchids. Mammals in the area are generally difficult to spot but include giant anteaters, armadillos, porcupines, three-toed sloths, otters, jaguars, pumas, tapirs and capybaras.
Some of the birds that you can see are king vulture, paradise tanager, white bellbird, cock of the rock, musician wren, great kiskadee, bananaquit, velvet browned brilliant, capuchin bird, sooty-capped hermit, blue-cheeked parrot and others.
In fact, most tours at Canaima National Park are led by the Pemon Indians, who have lived in the area for many centuries and know the landscape closely. There’s many of the waterfalls in Canaima National Park can be visited by tourists. It is possible to walk through or stand behind water curtains at many of the waterfalls. Visitors to Canaima National Park also can enjoy mountain climbing, backpacking, trekking, exploring the jungle, sky diving and cliff jumping, camping, hiking, and river exploration.