This stunning waterfall is located near the town of Karuzi and is a popular spot for swimming and picnics. The surrounding area is also known for its coffee plantations.
The Kagera River, which is the longest river in Burundi, flows over the edge of a cliff to form the Kagera Falls. The sight of the cascading water is truly awe-inspiring, and it’s no wonder that Kagera Falls is often referred to as the “Niagara Falls of Africa.”
In addition to its natural beauty, Kagera Falls is also steeped in local legend and history. According to local folklore, the river god Bururi resides in the river and protects the people of Burundi. It is said that the river god’s power is strongest at Kagera Falls, making it a sacred site for the people of the region.
Visitors to Kagera Falls can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, swimming, and picnicking. The surrounding area is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including monkeys, baboons, and a variety of bird species.