Amabere Caves
Amabere Caves
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Bob Oganga
Kampala, Uganda20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We had gone for a work visit in Fortportal town an the meeting ended very early than expected. Someone suggested we visit Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru. We were hesitant but made it there. The guide had a very good understanding of the history of the place and walked us through from the entrance talking about Bihogo the cow then through the trenches till we reached the Amabere. Great photo moments- I must caution photo lovers, carry a good camera with a good flash because some shots won't be so clear in the dark.

The guide treated us to another visit to over 5 crater lakes not far away from the Amabere. We enjoyed the experience. It's worth paying for
Written April 14, 2020
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Clare N
Kampala, Kampala, Uganda77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru means “the breasts of Nyina Mwiru"

With the help of a local guide, the place can be described using local legends or geographical formations (stalactites)

Historically, this where the leader of the Chwezi dynasty stayed and it explains how the 'Mabere' were formed. Here you learn about King Bukkukku, his daughter Nyina Mwiru and Nyina Mwiru's son Ndahura.

Geographically, these are stalactites and are made up of calcium carbonate.

It is a short visit that took less than 2 hours. There is a waterfall and a picnic and camping site.

One may visit the crater lakes around.
Written January 22, 2018
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Michael M
Roskilde, Denmark34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Excellent tour guide but clearly the management (If there is any) needs to work on improving the facility. This is a great place with a great history, it should sell itself. But no effort is made. A cafe would be a great idea for example! The prices should be transparent too and shown at the entrance not on a laminated paper under the desk!
Written August 10, 2016
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Adriaan B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The caves are not worth it, very expensive and our guide was not enthusiastic at all.. we wouldn't recommend it. We did a hike (without guide) from the university to the caves which is very beautiful (and easy with mapps.me app)
Written October 31, 2016
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Edrisa K
Rosebank, South Africa92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
The caves clearly demostrates how the Bunyoro culture treated the young girls who went astray by that time. and its really a good site for cultural lover. its a MUST visit in Fort portal
Written July 21, 2016
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Paugus
Minden, NV50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
The caves (by spelunking standards) aren't really caves but the walk and waterfall are terrific. Over guide was the highlight (I believe he's the only guide there and, sadly, have lost his name). He's knowledgeable, friendly, speaks excellent English, and has the most enthusiasm of any guide I've met in over 40 years of travel. If anyone deserves to move 'up' it's this guy. The trek to the lake is moderately strenuous...but worth it just to have the guide ;-) (Will post again when I have his name)
Written December 9, 2015
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Daniel J
42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I wouldn't call these caves, maybe a nature walk to a flooded swamp area with an overhanging alcove thing that has a few stalagtites and stalagmites. Nothing in comparison to the caverns and other huge places you would see around the world.
Written December 11, 2020
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Johan Blignaut
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Really not worth the money. The caves are actually just an overhang with unremarkable speleothems. Nothing compared to those I have seen before without paying!
It is a small hike and only purpose of the guide is to tell you about the folklore about the "caves" - something you could have read in a guidebook or online. The waterfall is pretty and it might be more fair if they advertised it as Amabere falls.

Waist of money - please don't support them!
Written December 10, 2018
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Monishaak
Nairobi, Kenya86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We chose to do the hike first which was very tiresome but the views of the Lakes and Hills were amazing. We Hike 2 hill from which one was 400m above sea level (very difficult) but the highlight of the trip was the waterfalls ( very refreshing) , We all just entered the water which was freezing btw even when the weather was hot. Must see if you wanna enjoy the trip. there is a small fee for the guide
Written November 16, 2018
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K-Safaris
Kampala, Uganda45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Business
First of all the whole compound of the starting point is one of the most well kept and organised places i have visited in most destinations in Uganda. Sometimes you do not know what to expect until you start the walk to the caves and the waterfall sometimes in places like this even when you take photos, they cannot equate to the real experience of the walk. As you are digesting this beauty and as if you are done then the hike to the top of the mountain through different views of the crater lakes this view cannot be explained in words it need own experience but it is one of the best hidden views in Uganda better than seeing some of the animals in the national park. It does not need practice but at one point it is medium hike challenging but with the good patient guided they have you move at your pace until you reach the top. At the top is good for a picnic i encourage those who visit fort-portal to include this place on the program. It is about 15 minutes from town
Written September 10, 2017
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