Kama Meru is one of the easiest and
most impressive waterfalls to get to in the Park. It's just a short walk
from the road and is about 60 metres high.
Its name derives from the Pemon word
kamak which means to grab. A story tells of how a young boy playing
near the falls was abducted by the water spirit Rato to his underwater
hideout. The boy was only saved by an old woman who used the weed barbasco
which poisons water.
There are now two different lodges
to stay in nearby, and one decent restaurant. You can ask buses
along the main road to drop you off at the falls, or you can hitch
from Santa Elena.
Guardaparque (Park Warden) Bienvenido at the falls
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