The falls of the Karera River are in Rutana province, in the municipality of Musongati, 3 km from the capital area of the Shanga zone and 12 km from the high road connecting the urban centers of Gitega and Rutana.
The falls are situated in the conserved area of Karera covering 142 hectares. There are four falls in the Karera River, swelled by a branch from the Mwaro River coming in from the west. The latter parallels with the second on Karera River and together form, downstream, the fourth which is the strongest of all the falls.
The fifth ends this dramatic descent to give way to a river that first flows in small cascades and then slows down deep in the valley, through a forest gallery that opens on Muyovozi River and then Malagarazi that flows into Lake Tanganyika after a long route down to Kigoma in Tanzania.
Karera Falls in Burundi is blessed with exotic water having the healing powers that acts as a soothing medication for the body.
The natural forest reserves of Mugara, Kigwena and Roumonge are rich in such thermal falls. The nearby beach of Tanganyika is added pleasure spot for the travelers to relax and swim.
Big trees such as Neutonia buchanii surrounded by a savannah with parinari curatellifolia and Pericopsis angolensis as well as many species of birds can be seen