What are the best waterfalls in the world?
If you are passionate about nature and love to explore its wonders when travelling, then you certainly find waterfalls impressive. The largest waterfalls in the world offer spectacular views and for this reason they are visited by millions of tourists each year. Here is a top five of the best waterfalls of the planet.
Angel Falls (Venezuela)
This is one of the best waterfalls in the world, with a total height of 3,212 ft. The water fall was named after Jimmy Angel, an American adventurer who was the first to fly in a plane over it. It is not very easy to get to Angel Falls, as the waterfall is located in one of the many jungle areas of Venezuela and it can only be reached by plane.
Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America and it was discovered as early as 1541 by the Spanish Conquistadors. Iguazu means “Big Water” in the local Indian language. The spectacular waterfall is located on the border between Argentina and Brazil and is divided into several sections, the most famous of them being “The Devil’s Throat”.
Yosemite Falls (USA)
With a height of 2,425 ft., Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America. This waterfall is located in the Yosemite National Park of California and is the sixth highest waterfall in the world. Yosemite falls is especially spectacular in winter, when the cliffs are covered by frost, ice and snow.
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
This is the biggest waterfall in the world and it is located on the Zambezi River, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It was discovered by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone and it was named in honour of Queen Victoria.
This waterfall is located in the southwest of Iceland and is one of the most visited attractions of the country. Gullfoss Waterfall has a 105-foot double-cascade and is one of the best waterfalls in Europe. It is famous for the spectacular views of multiple rainbows that occur after almost every rain.