Uganda the Pearl of Africa has and features a number of wonders and the Amabere caves are some of the wonders one must meet when on a safari in Uganda. The caves are located in Nyakasura village a few kilometers from Fort portal town or on the Fort portal Bundibugyo road. The name of the village “Nyakasura” comes from the local word “Ekisura” meaning the local salt that is mined a lot from this areas. Fort portal is one of the most interesting places to go when you hire a car in Uganda either on self drive safaris or private driver on guided tour. Amazing places to visit in this area include the Kibale forest National Park also known as the world’s primate capital and famous for the chimpanzee trekking and the bigodi wetland a home to the rare shoe bill bird. You can also visit the crater lakes that were formed as the results of the volcanic explosion, all these give one a reason to visit and stay a few days in Fort portal.
Today’s main article is about the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves, these caves have hosted a number of visitors and many of them come on study purposes especially under geology while others enjoy underground tours and cultural encounters. There is a beautiful and quite sad story behind the caves lying in the culture of the people that live in this part of the country. Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru means the breasts of Nyina Mwiru and Nyina Mwiru was a beautiful young girl on the village as well the daughter to the king. Many men and young adults were so much attracted to this girl and some showed a lot of interest in marrying her. The father/king was not happy about how his daughter was attracting men in the village so to keep all these men away, he went ahead and cut off the breasts of the princess to make look ugly.
Culturally, the ancient people in the African tradition believe that the breasts that were cut off from Nyina Mwiru were thrown in the caves and they grew spreading the caves and they drip white substances that look similar to Milk. Following this story, many people go to the caves to see what came of the breasts that were cut from Nyina Mwiru and they remember her with such an exhibition.
The formation of the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru is categorized under stalagmites and stalactite. Stalagmite is a rock formation that rises from the floor of the cave due to the increased amount of substance from the dripping ceiling and these can be lava, mud, minerals, sand etc. the stalactite is then forms from the ceiling of a cave hanging down.
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