Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru



Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru

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The chambers of this ancient caves made of solid lava ash is cool and educational to walk through. It is a great place to learn about the scientific formation of bristling stalactites hanging from the rocks overhead, and stalagmites surging up from the ground. It isn’t that huge and the tour will be done in about 30 minutes.

Once you go down the first flight of steps into the cave, you will see a beautiful waterfall and feel its cold breeze which is tolerable.  When its water reacts with calcium carbonate, it produces a milky substance that drips from the “tits” of rock formations. They truly resemble breasts.

Some of the caves are have a very low ceiling height. To get through, you will crawl if you are very tall. If you are of moderate height, you can just bend forward and walk through. Some parts of the cave are dark and wet due to the constant dripping of water, so make sure you bring suitable hiking shoes and walk slowly.

From the historical perspective, this site is a legendary attraction with links to the ancient Chwezi dynasty. That locals call it Amebere Ga NyinaMwiru, meaning the breasts of NyinaMwiru.

According to historical stories passed from generation to generations, the “breasts” were cut off from the chest of a beautiful mutooro girl called Nyinamwiru. This followed the orders of her father King Bukuku of Toro, a decision based on a prophecy that she would one day get married and have a son, Ndahura, who would kill the king and take over his throne.

You are free to walk around the cave for as long as you like as you discover rocks shaped like breasts of humans, cows, goats and dogs. If you look at the rock formations keenly, you are likely to see weird and wonderful faces in the dry walls, which is quite an experience.

When you exit, you will see how the cave is located under tall jungle.