The beautiful, approximately 80 m tall Karera Falls belong to most impressive natural landmarks in Burundi.
Map of the site
If you see this after your page is loaded completely, leafletJS files are missing.
This is a complex waterfall with three main cascades and numerous smaller ones. Two upper cascades have formed on two separate tributaries – the Karera stream itself and its smaller tributary Mwaro. The third cascade has formed on the Karera stream after the confluence with Mwaro. Each of these cascades consists of numerous smaller cascades.
Along the falls grows dense gallery forest and the general scenery of this area is beautiful. The site is a beloved tourist destination both for locals and infrequent foreign guests.
Waterfalls are protected since 1980 when there was established a protected area, 142 ha.
This small, densely populated country has preserved interesting cultural traditions and there are somewhat less spectacular but locally significant monuments of culture. Impressive are the massive gorges, waterfalls and occasional caves in Rutana province.
Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.
South Africa is extremely rich with unusual archaeological and natural monuments. Highlights are the rich finds of rare minerals, unique ecosystems, finds of the first humans and some great waterfalls.