Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
One special feature that makes you have a true feel of the revered Cool Tooro Ambiance is. Amabere Ganyina Mwiru caves with natural and attractive water fall located 10km from Fort Portal Town,
The “Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru” is a limestone site commonly known as the stalagmites and stalactites in the geographical language
They are believed to have been in existence for over 500 years with an amazing legendary story behind their existence accompanied by a local myth.
The myth surrounding the caves are that they were named after Nyinamwiru a daughter of Bukuku one of the ancient rulers of the Batembuzi Dynasty of the current Toro and Bunyoro Kingdoms. She was a proud attractive girl who refused to marry the man her father chose for her.
As a result she was punished by cutting off her breasts which later are assumed to have grown into these scenic rocks with a dripping white liquid assumed to be milk
The steaming sound of waterfall drops into your soul and welcomes you at the entrance.
The huge falls dictate the moisture content of the atmosphere surrounding the caves. At the entrance to the caves, the snake size slippery path guides you through as you penetrate into a cool green world of moss and fern covered by trees and rocks.
These waterfalls originate from an underground river whose source is said to be in the Rwenzori ranges. They are a natural maintenance mechanism for the unique cave surrounded by numerous beautiful Hills and dried up crater holes with a spectacular view of the amazing topography surrounding Fort Portal including the Rwenzori Mountains.
The natural preservation of these caves and the surrounding environment have turned to be the most tourism phenomenal to the whole world and Uganda (Fort Portal) in particular it being witnessed by a traffic of visitors who turn up to the site for both leisure and study purposes.
By Mwanguhya Bashir