This article was first published on the 24th of November, 2014 by Patrick Carpen.Last updated: December 20, 2020 at 17:35 pm
Kumu Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Rupununi Savannas of Guyana. The falls is about 30 miles away from the town of Lethem. The town of Lethem is bordered by the Brazilian municipality of Bomfim to the south.
I decided to drive to Kumu Falls after some friends suggested the idea to me. I drove a Toyota motor car, but I must admit that it was not such a smart idea during the rainy season. Water-filled depressions in the sandy trail almost captured the car, and occasional uneven road surfaces threatened to run it into a “jacked-up” position. Fortunately, I am a very experienced driver so I managed to steer the vehicle safely to its destination.
The vehicles most recommended for the trail to the Kumu Falls would be something like a four-wheeled drive van, a land cruiser or a “scrambler” type motorcycle.
There is an entry fee of GY$1000.00 per person charged by Mr. Joseph, the person who cleans and maintains the area near to the falls. For children, the cost is $500.00. However, there is also an unmonitored entry point if you do not want to pay.
The falls gets bigger and more scenic the further up you go.
Now enjoy these beautiful pictures of the Kumu Waterfall and scenes from along the trail.