Nyero rock paintings are unique rock painting in Uganda. This primitive painting dates back to the later Iron Age. Nyero rock paintings site is a three tiered rock shelters with primitive paintings on their inner surfaces. Although the painters cannot be identified, the paintings demonstrated a high degree of appreciation of their beautiful valves.
Nyero rock paintings are found in Kumi district formally known as south Teso in eastern Uganda. The paintings supplemented the iteso identity and the whole of Africa. The paintings offer unique inspiration, decorative art, and inscription of natural lonely inselbergs in landscape with beautiful scenery for visitors to enjoy thus adding value to Uganda escorted and self-drive tours.
This site is one of Uganda’s prides over other African countries. It portrays Uganda’s unique cultures back then in the iron age period. The rock art is Uganda’s precious treasure which she holds to protect from destruction thus attracting tourists into the region. Visitors to Nyero rock are both local and foreigners. Some tourists organise trips to Nyero through tour operators, while others choose to drive their own adventures (Self drive holidays) by hiring cars from car rental companies in Kampala. Note that, self drive car rental in Uganda has become very popular and several car rental agencies are mushrooming every day. However, be careful when choosing a car, must be in good conditions. Additionally, many tour operators have added Nyero to the tour packages / itineraries they are selling to tourists. In other words, tour operators and travel agents are selling Nyero Rock painting to tourists.
Back to Nyero rock paitning, this site was added to the UNESCO world heritage tentative lists on 10th September 1997, in the cultural category thus showing how these paintings are so important not only to Uganda but the world at large thus attracting tourists into the region.
The paintings are generally attributed to Batwa hunters and gathers that are of pygmy origin and they are thought to have immigrated because of the arrival of the Luo, Nilotic and Bantu groups. The meaning of the paintings is not yet known. These paintings look gorgeous at the site and a great attraction to Uganda.
Apart from these paintings, there are other cultural attractions in the country which are of great attraction to tourists especially the culture oriented tourists. Uganda has diverse cultural tribes with their unique cultural ways and customs. Book a vacation to Uganda and enjoy the unique cultures and encounter with the local people of Uganda besides other tour activities such as the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga national park, big game viewing, over 1000 bird species, forest walks, night game drives, white water rafting, paragliding, hot-air ballooning and many others.