Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru
Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru is a unique tourist attraction that is located 10 km away from Fort Portal town in Kabarole near Nyakasura School. This is a strong cultural heritage site amongst the Batoro people who are a tribe in this area , a huge attractions in Uganda.
This is a cave of stalactites and stalagmites which are natural features. The stalactites are made up of calcium carbonate and they drip from the top of the cave where they hang forming the stalagmites which rise from the floor.
Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru is hidden with in a small forest and as you access them, you will be welcomed by waterfalls which give a magnificent scenery for the traveler who is interested in touring the site. You will need to pass under the falls for you to be able to access the dark caves where the key features of this area are found.
The Batoro have a great cultural myth attached to these rocks and this belief is of a story that teaches the young to respect what the elders instruct them to do. It is about a King named Bakuku who used to rule over the Batembuzi Dynasty who were believed to be demigods and they were believed to disappear oftenly. The rocks were named after the daughter of King Bukuku named Nyina Mwiru who refused to marry the spouse who the father had chosen for her. The locals were so embarrassed at how the daughter wanted to marry a man of her own choice and disobeying the King. As a result the king, ordered for her breasts to be cut off so that she would not marry anyone again and have children well natured.
Therefore the caves are believed to be the breasts of Nyina Mwiru and that they have been dripping milk since that day. From this, the locals called this place Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru loosely translated as “Breasts of Nyina Mwiru “.
Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru has been visited by a number of tourists who after exploring this cave decide to trek up the hills of Nyakasura which give you a wonderful view of 3 crater lakes and also travel to a well know site with the large footprint of what is believed to have belonged to one of the ancient batembuzi.
From the tour to Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru, one can decide to visit other tour destinations nearer to this place and Semuliki National Reserve is one of them where you can be able to explore the Hot Springs and also do Birding Safaris. You can also visit Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, bigodi wetland sanctuary, Nature Walks and crater lakes tour in Fort portal. Other national parks include Queen Elizabeth National Park, bwindi forest national park and Murchison Falls National Park which can be added to your itinerary.