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Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru is one of the natural wonders of Uganda, a cultural site rich with cultural-history. Located in Fort Portal, Kabarole district Western Uganda, Amabere caves are hidden treasure worth exploring on Uganda safari to Kibale National Park. The caves are typical example of the stalactite and stalagmite formation. The stalactites feature calcium carbonate and they are spotted dripping from the top of the cave as they hang creating stalagmites.

The Batooro have strong cultural belief on Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru caves/rocks. The important belief attached to these natural wonder happens to be the story which teaches the young to respect the elders’ instructions. The caves take their name from the daughter of King Bukuku called Nyina Mwiru who refused to marry the spouse her father had chosen for her.

As a result, the locals were left embarrassed with the daughter’s man of choice whom she wanted to marry and disobeying the King. The King then ordered for her breasts to be cut off such that she would not marry anyone and produce children.

The Amabere caves naturally have breast like features and they are believed to be Nyina Mwiru’s breasts. And there is belief that the breasts have been dripping milk since and this is why local often refer Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru as breasts of Nyina Mwiru.

Amabere caves are among the special places that attract most tourists on Uganda safaris especially those heading to Kibale National Park. From Amabere, visitors can undertake a hike/trek up to Nyakasura Hill with opportunity to view 3 beautiful Crater Lakes. With the lead of an experienced local guide, you will have the best of Amabere Caves’ history as the guide will describe it using the local legends/geographical creations.

History also has it the leader of the Chwezi dynasty lived at these caves and it gives insight into creation of the “Mabere.” It takes visitors about 2 hours less or more to have a complete Amabere cave exploration.