World’s Greatest Waterfalls (and How to Reach them on a Private Jet Charter)
Travelling the world on a private jet charter is a great way to seek out new adventures. If you’re a fan of natural wonders, it’s hard to beat the awe-inspiring power and grandeur of a waterfall. While many of these cascading landmarks are within easy reach, others are in far-off or remote places, which for some, only adds to the journey. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite waterfalls from around the globe, and included the best ways to reach them on a charter jet.
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Located in Livingstone, Zambia (named after the great Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone), Victoria Falls are, in a word, magnificent. Measuring 355 high, they are fed by the mighty Zambezi River, creating the largest falling sheet of water on the planet. They are known as Mosi-oa-Tunyain the local dialect, which translates to ‘The Smoke which Thunders.’ How to get there:Depending on which country you choose to arrive in, you’ll have two excellent airport options to choose from: Victoria Falls Airports (FVFA) is just 18 minutes from the town of Victoria Falls, on the Zimbabwe side of the attraction. Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (FLHN), formerly known as Livingstone Airport, is 21 minutes from the Zambia side of Victoria Falls.
Niagara Falls, United States/Canada
Straddling the Canadian province of Ontario and New York State, Niagara Falls is actually a collection of three waterfalls, which include:
- Horseshoe Falls
- American Falls
- Bridal Veil Falls
In addition to their tourist appeal, the falls are also a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Combined, they have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America. How to get there:Flying on a private jet charter to Niagara Falls is easy, as Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) is just four miles east of downtown.
Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
The name ‘Iguazu’ translates into ‘big water,’ and they’re not kidding. Located on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná, these falls represent the largest waterfall system in the world. They measure 269 feet tall at their highest point, and are 1.7 miles wide. You can access falls from either the town of Foz do Iguaçu in Brazilian or Puerto Iguazú in Argentina. How to get there: People arriving on a private jet charter also have the option of two international airports: Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) or Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU) in Brazil.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
From the largest waterfall, we turn to the highest: Angel Falls. Measuring a staggering 3,212 feet tall, this waterfall is located in Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It should be noted that travelling to Angel Falls isn’t for the faint of heart, as it’s located in the middle of a jungle. It requires a four-hour ride on a riverboat, followed by a 90-minute hike just to reach the lookout point. How to get there: Canaima Airport (SVCN) is the closest airport to Angel Falls. With a 7,070-foot runway. It is capable of handling larger charter jets. If you need some inspiration for other travel adventures, read our post on Luxury Heliskiing Destinations in British Columbia. If you want to explore the world in comfort, safety and convenience, talk to a Stratos Jets charter associate. We’ll be happy to help you plan your next big adventure aboard a private jet charter.