Only recently explored in
any depth, the Chimanta Massive is a very distinct formation in Guayana.
Its total surface area is some 1,400km2 and its highest peaks reach 2,700
metres high. It is the source of numerous rivers, the most important of
which are the Tirika and Karuay, all of which, like all rivers in the
region, are tributaries of the great River Caroni. An expedition led by
Professor Otto Huber of the Caracas Botanical Gardens completed an excellent
field trip in 1992, the results of which can be found in the book Chimanta,
un ensayo ecologico tepuyano, Oscar Todtmann Editores, Caracas,
1992, ISBN 980-6028-16-3.
:: the lost world :: Venezuela's Gran Sabana