Roraima: Venezuela


The climate of Roraima is tropical with an annual mean temperature of 78.8°F (26C). The state’s southern part is located in the Amazon rainforest, while the north has open grassland fields, and there is a small strip of savanna to the east. The state is rich in mineral deposits – especially gold, diamonds, cassiterite, bauxite, marble and copper. This is a world of strange valleys, the ground under your feet carpeted in quartz crystals, gorges with fissures tens of meters deep, swirling mist which suddenly clear to reveal incredible views, bizarre rock amphitheaters clothed with strange lichen and mosses, apparently stark rock outcrops suddenly revealing amazing lush meadows, bathing pools with fairy gardens of strange flora and fauna, caverns, rivers and waterfalls. [Read more...]