Must See Caves In Uganda : Exploring caves in Uganda is such an adventure, unique sites in the country. Caves in Uganda have a rich cultural history moving in hand with them. Majority of the caves in Uganda are located in the eastern and western regions of Uganda.
Caves are formed as a result of several factors such as severe soil erosion, stalactites, and stalagmites among others and that is according to scientific facts. Some of these caves once acted as shelters for Bushmen, hiding places in times of war like the Bat cave in Kazinga National Park. To some, these caves were once home for example the Batwa pygmies who stayed in the Garama caves in Kisoro.
And all these caves give you a great experience and remarkable time of fun on a Uganda Budget safari all these caves will be shown to you with all the history attached to them.
Munsa earthworks have been attached to the Bachwezi according to evidence from the earthworks archaeologists. Being the second largest rocks in the country consist of immersed trenches, the rocks derive their name “Munsa” a Runyoro word that means place of trenches
Nyakasura caves are among the most visited caves by tourists visiting Uganda. The caves are located in Fort Portal district, in the western part of Uganda. These caves were formed as a result of stalagmites and stalactites. Onto the other side, the caves play a very significant role in the cultural history of the Batooro people. The caves are also believed to be the ancestral home for the ‘Bachwezi’ people, and the birth place of their King.
Nyero Rock Paintings And Caves.
One of the oldest caves and rock art in Uganda, made of six panels of prehistoric art, including many geometric and abstract patterns. Painted with red and black pigment on six granite rock shelters Nyero rock paintings and caves are very popular tourism sites in Uganda.
On guided nature walks one can easily see all the panels of the caves and that of the paintings on the walls and this will honestly leave one with great interest to see more of these caves.
Nsongezi Rock Shelter
Southwestern Uganda is the only place to get these rocks and its one of the most significant Stone Age sites the country has.
Many excavations around the Nsongezi area have been made by archeologists discovering various fossils especially pottery works estimated that is believed to have stayed for thousands of years.
A visit to the Garama Caves, which are located about 3km from Mgahinga park’s headquarters in Ntebeko. These caves have been in existence for several years, the caves were formerly used as hideouts by the Batwa people, finding protection from attacks by their neighbors. Tourists can explore the Garama caves during a guided nature walk tour or during the Batwa trail experience in the forest.
Semwama Hill Caves
Kakumiro district in the western parts of Uganda is where these caves are located. Historical and cultural significance are held to these caves by local people in the area. The caves are believed to have been first inhabited by the Bachwezi dynasty. Visitors take a tour of these caves at any time of the year.
On a Uganda safari tour don’t miss out to go see these caves because there is a lot to learn about them mostly when a nature walk and all this will be taught to you as keep on the move.
While visiting the Queen Elizabeth National Park you should make it a must to visit the Bat Caves which are located in Maramagambo forest, in the southern part of the national park. Queen Elizabeth national park which is located in Kasese district in Southwestern Uganda is among one of the top destinations for wildlife. The Bat caves are home to a number of bats and pythons.
And all should be in your thoughts as you think of a Uganda safari because there is a lot to learn and see while on the caves tours.
Things To Carry To The Cave Sites
When on your Uganda safari tour to these caves there are things you should consider to carry because u will need to be safe at all times some of these caves have snakes, bats and other small animal’s alike squirrels and others have water dripping from their tops. So in order to have a good and remarkable tour consider carrying these things below.
- Waterproof Rain coat and Trouser
- Waterproof Rain Poncho
- Daypack (nature walks) 45L Backpack (overnight hikes)
- Hand sanitizer
- Insect repellent
- Outdoor journal with pen/pencil
- Quick-dry towel
- Post-hike snacks
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Extra batteries
Warm weather clothing.
- Wicking T-shirt
- Wicking underwear
- Quick-drying pants or shorts
- Long-sleeve shirt (for bugs, sun)
- Sun-shielding hat
- Insulating fleece jacket or vest
- Bandana or Buff
- Mosquito net clothing
Cool weather clothing.
- Wicking long-sleeve T-shirt
- Wicking long underwear
- Hat, cap or headband
- Gloves or mittens
- Insulating fleece jacket and pants
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Boots or shoes suited to terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
It is said that Africa is a pearl. Just far off to the East finding Uganda, rich of vegetation, wind blowing, sun-kissed beaches, plunging waters, of natural and exotic history, tales of mystery. The whole country is free, rich, and mysterious. A pearl beyond words. That is why you should always want to be free to explore freely without any boundaries or restrictions it’s beautiful and there’s so many places you could go there’s so much culture and diversity to see and the people will warmly welcome you so you don’t need to worry about a thing
Be sure to visit Uganda because it’s peaceful and safe and the people are so friendly everywhere you go, especially when they’re sharing their life with you you’ll always be made to feel unforgettable Humble and kind will be the people you’ll meet.