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Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves

Fort Portal crater lakes drive

Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru, a cultural site for the Batoro community located near Fort Portal in western Uganda. The Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru cultural site was formed by stalactites and stalagmites composed of calcium carbonate. The local people of the area (Batoro) attach significance to the rocks.

It is believed that the rocks of the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru, which take the form of human breasts, are of a local King’s daughter who wanted to marry a man of her choice instead of following the King’s orders. When the King’s daughter (Nyina Mwiru) decided to marry the man of her choice, the King ordered the breasts of Nyina Mwiru to be cut off so she can never marry. It is believed to this day among the Batoro that the ‘Amabere Gina Mwiru,’ which translates to breasts of Nyina Mwiru, represents the cut off breasts.

During a safari tour to trek chimpanzees at Kibale Forest National Park, Bamboo Ecotours can organize a visit to the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru cultural site. Other cultural activities near Fort Portal include visiting the King’s Palace right in the centre of Fort Portal city.

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