Monte Roraima is located on the border of three independent states: Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana. It is the most famous, as well as the highest mesa in Venezuela, it reaches a height of 2810 meters. The total surface area of its plateau is about 30 km². This place is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an integral part of the National Park Canaima. Local Indian tribes believe that Monte Roraima is a sacred place and that on top of the house is the progenitor of all people – the goddess named Quinn. Most often, the mountain is shrouded in white clouds, which makes it even more mysterious and unforgettably beautiful. For a long time one of the most amazing mountains remained inaccessible and unexplored by people of South America. Climb to the top of Monte Roraima dared only the bravest Indians, because they had to overcome a difficult path through the impenetrable jungle and swamps, where many dangers waited for them.
It’s interesting that the report on the journey to unknown lands, written by pioneers inspired the famous English writer Arthur Conan Doyle to create a science-fiction story “The Lost World”, which describes the amazing plateau prehistoric inhabitants. Monte Roraima is unique for constant presence of clouds around the mountain due to the fact that its foot originated from three wild rivers: the Amazon, Orinoco and Essequibo. In addition, in the territory of Monte Roraima is the world’s highest waterfall – Angel Falls.
On Monte Roraima a lot of amazing plants and trees grow, in their form resembling bonsai. There is also home to such wildlife species as nasuas, lizards, capybaras, mice, spiders, scorpions, toads and some species of birds. It is impossible not to note the fact that Monte Roraima attracts many lightning strikes that hit many trees already on its entire territory almost every day. Today, on Roraima daily a few dozen tourists climb. The path up the mountain has its origins in the town of Santa Elena de Wyre, which is close to the Brazilian border. Most often, the ascent begins from Venezuela, where the slope is located.