Round the world, it’s possible to find countless natural spectacles which will take your breath away. From the jagged and rough peaks of mountains to the relative paradise found in rainforests, mother nature certain knows what she’s doing. Some of the best examples of natural wonders come in the form of waterfalls. These awe inspiring sights are like nothing else on the planet. To help you choose the waterfalls you’d like to experience, this post will be going through five of the best for you to try.
Africa is home to many great lakes and rivers, as well as some stunning coastlines. But, not much matches up to the true wonder of the Victoria Falls. The falls come from the Zambezi River, which is large and provides plenty of water for the massive torrent you’ll be traveling to see. Being one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, this is a place which is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. Best of all, a Victoria Falls safari will enable you to see all sorts of wildlife, as well as the great waterfall itself. This is perfect for anyone wanting the full experience.
Yosemite national park is one of the most treasured areas in the USA. Making its home in Northern California, you can find all sorts of climates and ecosystems in this area, making it perfect for a vast array of different wildlife. During Spring, when the flow is at its peak, the Yosemite falls are a very impressive sight. Being the tallest waterfall in the park, and coming from the mountains above, this waterfall is incredibly fast. Most trips here will involve a guided trip and a traditional place to stay.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three large waterfalls which sit on the American Canadian border in New York and Ontario. Thanks to the three different falls, this option gives you the chance to experience a lot of variety on one trip. The America Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are both on the US side. But, the Horseshoe Falls sit right in the middle of the border. A group of islands separates the falls from one another, and there are several bridges with amazing views of the falls.
Iceland isn’t a particularly old island, in terms of the Earth. As a result of this, the small country plays host to a lot of volcanic activity. In most cases, this will only be small geysers expelling their gasses into the air and warming small bodies of water, though, so you don’t have to worry. Gullfoss is a large waterfall, with wide, shallow steps which the water runs down. During the winter, most of the surroundings will be covered in snow, and a white mist will hang in the air. Aside from its natural beauty, Gullfoss is just one of many reasons to visit Iceland.
Hopefully, this post will give you a good idea of the different types of waterfall the world has to offer. Visiting these marvels of nature is something a lot of people enjoy and learn a great deal from. But, you will only benefit from the experience if you actually take it.