Let’s have a look at the below list of Top 10 Biggest Waterfalls in The World of 2016 and 2017. Waterfalls are majestic and completely indescribable and if you have ever seen one up and close. Even a regular waterfall can inspire you and your feelings. Just imagine looking at some of the world’s biggest and largest waterfall in the world.
Each continent in the world consists of big waterfalls based on the height, volume and width. Each of these waterfalls is wonderful in their own way. So, here it is the list of top 10 highest and biggest waterfalls in the world.
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List of World’s Top 10 Popular and Biggest Waterfalls in 2016-2017
10. Inga Falls
Inga falls is almost 3000 ft wide waterfall. The waterfalls located in Congo river and has series of rapids and falls which almost drop around 315 feet but gradually runner a roughly 9 miles. However, the most impressive part is that fall drops for around 70ft in a go. There are nearly hundreds of multiple channels of falls which are further separated by the multitude of big rocks and few small islands.
9. Niagara Falls
Even though Niagra fall sits at one of the lowest on the list of world’s biggest waterfalls, this fall is undoubtedly the world best known waterfall on this planet. Every year nearly 14 to 20 million visitors annually visit this giant fall. The location is quite foot hardy and daring terrain makes it one heck of the place to visit in lifetime. The waterfall is one of the biggest in terms of largest volume and is divided into three parts: Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls and Horseshoe, or Canadian, Falls.
8. Chutes Wagenia
Chutes Wagenia is also known as Stanley falls or Kisangani falls, more commonly with Kisangani fall but used less often due to British colonial times when Stanley fall was more proliferated. The fall stretches almost 4500 feet across the whole width of Lualaba River and once again the fall is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though this fall has extreme width but it’s not visual impressive waterfall and drops at 30 feet in total with one of the highest fall dropping 15 feet.
7. Victoria Falls
Victoria fall is approximately 5600 foot wide fall on Zambezi river of Zimbabwe. Zambezi river falls 344 feet into the gorge made of volcanic dikes, formed by eroded rocks and bed of soil. Just when the water falls into the gorge, spray and mist rise up more than 100 feet high than the top of the fall giving an appearance of smoke that resist of deep hole into the earth. That’s where it gets the traditional name of Mosi-as-Tuyna meaning “ the smoke that thunders” The river channel is separated into four different segments with each distinct fall named: Main falls, Devils Cataract, Eastern Cataract and Rainbow falls.
6. Vermilion Falls
Vermilion fall do not fall from a very long height and only 15-20 feet but it is still the sixth biggest waterfall the entire world when it comes to the width of the fall. The fall spans over 6000 ft across. The fall is located on Peace river of Northern Alberta in Canada. The rural and remote location of this area has stopped in making this place a well-known tourist attraction. However, in case you ever make it out there, it’s definitely an impressive sight to capture your memories.
5. Saltos del Mocono
Saltos del Mocono has located on the river Uruguay in South American country Argentina. This is one of a unique river waterfalls. It drops down from 6000-foot trough carved length ways into the basaltic formation due to which it looks like a full 180 degree of a semi-circle and the entire waterfall falls into this semi-circle. This is the biggest waterfall is 6775 foot wide down and almost 35 feet in height. The waterfall is shared by some parts of Brazil as well which is where one can get the best viewpoint of this fall.
4. Cataratas del Iguazo
Cataratas del Iguazo one of the beautiful waterfall in the world and also known with another name Iguazo Falls. Part of this fall falls in between Brazil and Argentina. This fall is almost 8800 foot wide and drops roughly at 269 feet. The most of the part of river falls into the area well known as Gargantuan del Diablo or also known as Devil’s Throat but the rest of the fall spreads out wide with flat shelf, splitting with hundreds of many individual falls. The waterfall also vary greatly depending on the volume as how much it rains annually. sometimes it shrinks down to its usual size while other times it spreads over almost 9500 feet wide.
3. Chutes Kongou
Chutes Kongou is also known as Kongou falls and it measures somewhere around 10,500 feet wide which makes it world’s 3rd largest known waterfall. It is located on the river Ivindo river in Gabon and has rough 185 feet tall height. Chutes is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world with roughly 31,800 cubic feet of water flowing down each second. The fall is truly a majestic sight nestled among the dense rain-forest. Th fall is located inside the Ivindo National Park which is also set up to maintain and protect the biodiversity of Ivindo river
2. Salto Para
Para falls is around 18,400-foot wide waterfall located on the river Rio Caura in the region of Bolivar of Venezuela. The half moon shaped fall is formed when two rivers come together and almost drop down to 200 feet with each side of green jungle island and lush green valley. This beautiful and biggest fall offers a spectacular view for everyone who wants to feel mesmerized with the beauty.
1. Chutes de Khone
It is also known as Khone Fall and is known as one of the largest fall in the world at present. The fall is 35,376 feet wide bandits twice the width Salto Para. The waterfalls are located and part of Mekong river in Laos. The location where the river split into seven different big channels are many smaller channels is where fall occurs. The fall is made up of seven different falls and rapids cascading down to almost 69 feet. The defined part of the fall is 45-foot drop and 60-degree angle.
With the above-mentioned list, you can plan your holidays to some of the largest and biggest waterfalls in the world. So, when are you planning your first one?