Canaima National Park was established on June 12, 1962 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. It is the gateway to Angel Falls. Although other waterfalls and lagoons can be visited from the Canaima camp, the main reason why tourists fly here is for the three days and two nights of travel to the Angel Falls base.
Canaima has a very varied fauna, which is distributed throughout the park according to multiple environmental factors such as height and type of vegetation. There are more than 300 endemic species in terms of flora only in La Gran Sabana. You can witness spectacular tepuyes (mountainous tablecloths), waterfalls and moriche palm trees. Angel Falls is located on the side of the largest tepui of Venezuela known as Auyantepui.
There is an incredible variety of tropical wildlife in the area, including monkeys, poison dart frogs and hundreds of species of orchids.
Mammals in the area are generally difficult to detect, but include anteaters, armadillos, porcupines, three-toed sloths, otters, jaguars, pumas, tapirs and capybaras. The birds that can be seen are king buzzard, tanager paradise, white bell bird, cock of the rocks, wren musician, great kiskadee, bananaquit, bright golden velvet, capunchinbird, hermit-crowned hermit, blue-cheeked parrot and others.
„It is known as Parekupa-meru by local Pemon Indians, but it earned Angel's name after American pilot Jimmy Angel crashed when landing on the Auyan Tepuy while searching for the area in search of gold in 1937. On his Instead, he found the spectacular waterfall. After 11 days of walking, he arrived in Kamarata and made his discovery public. His plane was recovered later and can be seen in front of the airport in Ciudad Bolívar. After his death in 1956, his ashes were sprayed on Angel Falls.“
Getting there only by plane
There are several camps with aerodromes within the national park, the main being Canaima Airport (SVCN), currently undergoing expansion, which receives regular flights from Ciudad Bolívar and Puerto Ordaz, through Transmandu airlines, connections With other cities are made from Puerto Ordaz, the regular price starts at USD $ 200 per round trip, the connection from Ciudad Bolívar is usually cheaper. From Canaima charter flights can be hired to other camps such as Kavac or the overpass to Angel Falls.
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