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10 of The World's Most Fabulous Waterfalls

Wanderlust September 8, 2017 By Vincent

1. Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

On the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, these impressive falls plummet down in a straight line for 354 ft (108 m) that create a spray so large that it can be seen many kilometers away.

 

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Named after Queen Victoria, it also goes by the name Mosi-oa-Tunya which means 'the smoke that thunders', due to the immense noise created by the flowing waters.

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2. Angel Falls - Venezuela

At  3,212 ft (979 m), these are the highest falls in the world and are protected by UNESCO.

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Situated in the Canaima National Park, they were discovered by an aviator who flew over them called Jimmie Angel, hence the name.

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3. Kaieteur Falls - Guyana

741 ft (226 m) high, these falls are out in the wilderness with no amenities nearby making them an essential trip for any wilderness adventurer.

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After the falls, the water plunges into several deep cascades before carrying on its way.

4. Niagra Falls - Canada

On the border between America and Canada, Niagra Falls are the most famous waterfalls in the world and are formed of two parts separated by an island in the middle.

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On the Canadian side, there is the horseshoe falls that drop 173 ft (53 m), while the American Falls drop only 70–100 ft (21–30 m).

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5. Plitvice Falls - Croatia

Not the highest of falls, these are particularly impressive due to the amount of cascades that precede them and the fact that the water can vary from crystal clear to a stark blue/azure color to sometimes turquoise depending on the time of year.

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