This is a complex waterfall with three main cascades and numerous smaller ones. Two upper cascades have formed on two separate tributaries – Karera stream itself and its smaller tributary Mwaro. The third cascade has formed on 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 beloved tourist destination both for locals and infrequent foreign guests.
Waterfalls are protected since 1980 when there was established a protected area, 142 ha.
Karera Falls on the map
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||3.8302 S 30.0784 E (point in the middle between three cascades)|
|Where is located?||Africa, Burundi, Rutana province, Musongati municipality|
|Alternate names:||Musagara Falls, Kagera Falls|
|Height:||Total height of all cascades – approximately 80 m|
|Stream:||Karera with its smaller tributary Mwaro|
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.