Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru -Fort Portal Tours
Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru in Fort Portal is a must visit cultural site as it is well known for its rich and unique history in the western part of Uganda. You may stop by on your way to Semuliki National Park for a birding safari or to see the hot springs, or to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking, or to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari and boat ride.
Brief History on Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru.
This rock was formed as a result of the creation of stalagmites and stalactites, which we will leave to geographers while we appreciate the cultural legends associated with this cave. It is situated among numerous trees and a lovely waterfall.
There is a rich cultural past associated with these rocks, which form picturesque caverns with streams of water above them, resulting in pleasant waterfalls for cultural aficionados.
The Batoro (the tribe that lives in this region) have a great believe in these caverns, and there is an intriguing tale about them that has been passed down through centuries. The caverns were called after King Bukuku’s daughter, Nyinamwiru; an approximate translation of ‘Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru’ would be “Breasts of Nyinamwiru.” King Bukuku was one of the ancient Kings of the Batembuzi Dynasty who ruled at the time and was considered demi-gods by their followers, frequently disappearing to the underworld at specific periods.
The princess was a lovely young girl with a strong personality. She declined to marry the man her father, King, had chosen for her, as was customary at the time, choosing to pick her own husband.
This enraged the King and his subjects, who couldn’t comprehend how someone could disobey the King. Because of her disobedience, the King ordered that her breasts be severed, ensuring that she would never be able to marry anyone she desired and never be able to feed children. It is often assumed that the picturesque rocks in this place represent her breasts, which have been leaking milk since that day.
According to other guides at the site, the caverns got their name after King Bukuku of Bunyoro cut off his daughter Nyinamwiru’s breasts and had them thrown within, following a prophesy that the girl would marry and produce a son, Ndahura, who would kill the king and take over his reign.
The king was not happy to hear this prophecy, so she chopped off her daughter’s breasts in an attempt to distort her so that men would not be drawn to her, not realizing she was already pregnant with a male kid.
Other Places to explore near Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves.
Travel around 3 kilometers after leaving the Amabere caves to a hamlet named Kyeganywa, which takes its name from the famous steep peak known as Gyeganywa hill, which is a major tourist destination for climbers and photographers. The hill is bordered by two crater lakes, Kigere and Wabikere, and a lava dammed lake, Saaka.
It’s a steep climb that will put your fortitude and stamina to the test, but the real prize awaits at the summit in the shape of a spectacular panorama of the three water bodies and the surrounding hills as far as the eye can see. It’s a beautiful sight, and it is a fitting way to end your tour of the caverns before heading back to your lodge or drive to another destination while on Uganda Safaris Tours.
Hike up the Nyakasura Hill.
From here, you may climb to Nyakasura hill, which offers views of three distinct crater lakes, as well as a visit to the marking of a huge foot in the region thought to belong to one of the last Batembuzi dynasty giants.