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Lovely views, EHS needs to improve

Visited the caves with family. We had an excellent guide who showed us the caves, the waterfalls... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
wasolosnipes
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Kampala, Uganda
via mobile
Nice to do for half a day

It was a shortish Boda Boda ride (6000 shillings) out to the caves (entry 36000 for foreigners... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
manda322
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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

It was a shortish Boda Boda ride (6000 shillings) out to the caves (entry 36000 for foreigners). The caves themselves aren’t particularly amazing but our guide (mandatory) told us some stories that made them more interesting and you also go to a little waterfall where you could have a shower if you wanted to. He also took us on maybe a 60 minute walk to see some of the nearby crater lakes which was probably nicer than the caves themselves. It was a good activity for half a day in Fort Portal.

Thank manda322
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Reviewed January 21, 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.

Thank Clare N
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This caves are hardly worth the term. It's just some stalactites and stalagmites in an covered area. The attraction takes a measly 20 minutes including the brief explanation of the local history. But if you're in the neighborhood I still recommend a quick visit since it's not too bad.

Thank Rick M
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Going to the caves requires a guide, which is great because there is a lot of history to learn about. The tour includes seeing the caves and waterfall (I strongly recommend close toed shoes, my feet were quite muddy) and also seeing three of the crater lakes in the area. It was great fun, my guide, Gody, was friendly, knowledgeable, and he very clearly enjoyed his work. I highly recommend this little trip, it was a great way to spend a morning.

Thank JacquelineMN
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