Uganda was blessed with a number of beautiful attractions all distributed in several parts of the country. One of these is the Nyero Rock Paintings. Most tourists that travel to Uganda often consider Gorilla Trekking as the lead activity in their itinerary forgetting the beautiful attractions that the Pearl of Africa was gifted with.
There’s a lot of history hidden east of Uganda in a place called Nyero Rocks situated in Kumi district that you would probably want to unmask. The 3 rock shelters in Kumi district contain rock paintings that date centuries of years back, probably could have been written in the stone age era. These are the famous Nyero Rock paintings, an attraction that gathers scores annually.
The famous Nyero rock paintings are claimed to have been structured by the very early people who settled in the area. Some sources claims the extinct Batwa clan that currently resides South East of Uganda could be having roots in the area. This was confirmed by several archaeologists who made several comparisons of the prehistoric rock art. Kumi District is mainly occupied by the Itesots at the moment.
If you are thinking of a Uganda Safari that links to the East then you should consider having two or more hours reciting the history of these mystic rock art paintings. It’s one of those attractions you will fall in love with. A portion of tourists who make respective destinations to Nyero Rock Paintings also get a chance to explore the 3 caves around the landmark. Our Uganda Safaris that that stretch to the wild frontier region of Kidepo Valley National Park or Mount Elgon National Park have this sight-seeing activity on the Itinerary. This is simply because these destinations are not so far away from each other and reside in the same region.
A guide is usually strategized at the Nyero rock paintings. This guide will recite for you the history of the place and take you around the caves too. Above the rocks is an exceptional scenic view that might let you set sight on Monkeys and some reptiles. The atmosphere is quite incredible as well, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature will feeling the awesome breeze that comes with it.
One of the precautions to take during your visit is walking with caution. These rocks are extremely slipper during rainy seasons. One other thing you shouldn’t hesitate doing is ask questions about the landmark, just feel free to air it all out and you could discover a lot more than you think. Try to take pictures and make your own findings as well even after your return destination. The Nyero rock paintings are a significant segment of Tourism in Uganda, probably one of those spots that will spice up your safari to Uganda.
Want to sneak into the caves of Nyero and see the rock art paintings in person? Simply book a trip with us today and we shall make your dream a reality. You don’t have to worry about Gorilla Tracking, we arrange it for you but rather include a tour to Nyero rock paintings as part of the Kidepo Valley National Park experience.