Visit Nyero Rock Paintings in Uganda – Explore Rwanda Tours
Visit Nyero Rock Paintings in Uganda: A Uganda Safari is never complete without a visit to one of the heritage sites in the country, Nyero Rock Paintings The Nyero rock paintings are one-of-a-kind pre-historic artwork that date back long before 1250 AD. They contribute to the identity of the Iteso of Eastern Uganda and Africa as a whole by providing tourists with qualities such as inspiration, ornamental art, and inspiration on natural isolated inselberg in settings with breathtaking vistas. This is a precious asset and a source of pride for Ugandans.
Nyero’s rock art was initially reported in 1913 and then investigated by various academics, who classified the rock drawings as mostly geometric in design. This form of homogenous tradition rock art, commonly represented in red pigment, expanded over East, Central, and Southern Africa, mirroring the dispersion of the late stone age Hunter Gatherer civilization.
This art was discovered to be attributed to the Batwa “TWA,” hunter gatherers of pygmy descent who today live in Eastern Congo and Rwanda. However, little is known about the art, while experts decided that the concentrated circles may have represented the Batwa’s interaction with the forest’s ecology.
If you are planning a Uganda Safari that will take you to the eastern portion of the country, you should plan on spending two or more hours learning about the history of these mysterious rock art paintings. It’s one of the most exhilarating attractions you’ll ever see. A considerable majority of people that visit Nyero Rock Paintings also get the opportunity to explore the three caverns around the site. This sight-seeing adventure is included in our Uganda Safaris that extend to the untamed frontier region of Kidepo Valley National Park or Mount Elgon National Park. This is due to the fact that these Uganda destinations are not too far apart and are located in the same region.
At the Nyero rock art, a tour is generally planned. This guide will tell you about the history of the area and take you on a tour of the caverns. Above the rocks is an outstanding beautiful vista that may allow you to spot monkeys and several reptiles in the surrounding region. The ambiance is also rather fantastic; it’s a great spot to unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature while feeling the cool air.
Walking and moving with caution are two things to adopt throughout your vacation. During the wet season, these rocks become incredibly slippery. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions regarding the monument; feel free to voice your grievances, and you could learn a lot more than you think. Even when you get at your location, try to snap photographs and make your own discoveries. The Nyero rock paintings are an important part of Ugandan tourism and are likely to be one of the stops on your Uganda safari.
If you wish to visit the Nyero Rock Painting caves and view the rock art paintings in person, simply contact Explore Rwanda Tours and book a vacation with us today, and we will turn your fantasy become a reality. We provide gorilla trekking trips for you, but we also include a tour to the Nyero rock paintings as part of a wildlife safari experience to Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda.
Other Activities to do during your trip to Uganda.
A visit to Nyero rock paintings in Kumi district can be combined with a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda are conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park start at 8am everyday in groups of a maximum of 8 people. A gorilla permit in Uganda costs $700 per person for international visitors, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African Citizens.
Combine your tour to Nyero rock paintings with a wildlife viewing safari in Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park, and lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park. Wildlife viewing safaris in Uganda can be done during a game drive or boat cruise safari.
Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda are some of the best primate safaris that you could ever experience during your Uganda Safari. Uganda offers her visitors chimpanzee trekking tours in Kibale national park, Budongo forest near Murchison Falls national park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and also in Kalinzu Forest.
Golden Monkey Trekking
Golden monkey trekking in Uganda is conducted in Mgahinga Gorilla national park located in Kisoro district in the south-western part of Uganda. Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla national park is usually combined with a Batwa trail experience in the Albertine Rift montane forest.
Other activities to do during your trip to Uganda include guided nature walks, hot air balloon safaris in Murchison falls national park, bird watching, and community cultural tours. Endeavour to contact your tour operator for the best options that fit within your budget.