Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru is a traditional and cultural site located in western Uganda, in Fort portal town. It is among the top tourism destinations in Fort Portal, and can hardly miss out on your travel list places as you visit Fort Portal. There’s a lot of scary and interesting history plus facts to know about this cultural place.

These caves are just 10 km away from Fort Portal town in Kabarole near Nyakasura School. The direct translation of Amabere ga Nyinamwiru is “breasts of the mother of a slave”. According to legends, the caves acquired the name after King Bukuku of Bunyoro. This fearless king chopped off the breasts of his daughter Nyinamwiru and threw them inside these caves.

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

This so happened following a prophecy that the daughter would one day get married and have a son, Ndahura, who would kill the king and take over his throne. The princess was a very beautiful young lady who had a strong personality. She refused to marry the man her father the King had chosen for her as was the custom in the day preferring to choose her own spouse.

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

The prophesy made him cut off the breasts of his daughter as an attempt to deform her so that men wouldn’t admire her. However, the king didn’t know that his daughter was already pregnant with a boy child. After giving birth, the king made another attempt to prevent this prophecy by ordering the killing of the child.

However, the people who were given the assignment to execute these orders didn’t do the job as told. They just dumped the child in the caves where her mother’s breasts were earlier dumped.

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

Besides the caves story, there’s a beautiful waterfalls “Mabere waterfalls” with very cold water that flows down the caves. Visitors usually take off their boots and step below these waterfalls for a bath in this cold and fresh waterfalls.

Your trip gets more physical as you get to hike the famous “Nyakasura hill” just after the caves. This hike takes a few minutes depending on your body fitness and speed you use. While at the top, you get to view 3 different crater lakes together with another view of the Rwenzori Mountains. You will also get to see and visit another amazing spot that shows a large foot mark in the area believed to belong to one of the last Batembuzi dynasty people who were giants.

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

A lot of visitors come from around the world to visit these amazing caves, and other attractions come along while touring. Visitors can also take bicycles as they tour through these sites, and this is another beautiful adventure while cycling.


How to reach Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru is just 10 km from Fort Portal town which is a small distance to reach the place. Also a distance of about 298 km from kampala to Fort portal.

Where to sleep while visiting Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru caves.

Since this place is about 10 km from Fort Portal town, visitors have many options to chose from while there. This includes luxury, mid range as well as budget accommodation.


When to visit Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru!

You can visit Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru caves any time of the year since it’s open to visitors any day of the year.

Other places to visit while there!

Fort-Portal town is Uganda”s tourism city and a stopover point to visitors traveling to western Uganda. Visitors use it as a stopover point while travelling to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, Kibale forest National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park among many other tourism destinations.


When planning to travel to Fort Portal or western Uganda, travel through a tour company to get the best services.

Always book with Pamoja Tours and Travel

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