ROCK ART SITES
Unique pre-historic pictographs (paintings) and petroglyphs (engravings) mostly geometric which date back to 3000 years and are among the oldest most extensive records of human imagination on earth
These are unique pre-historic pictographs (paintings) and petroglyphs (engravings) mostly geometric which date back to 3000 years and are among the oldest most extensive records of human imagination on earth. Uganda has more than 20 rock art sites including Nyero rock paintigs, Mukongoro rock art site, Kapir rock art site, Kamuge rock art site, Kakoro rock art site and Dolwe island rock art sites
Nyero is on the UNECSO World Heritage tentative list with six painted rock shelters. Whereas Dolwe Island has 13 painted rock shelters, 13 rock gongs and 8 engraving sites. Dolwe is one of Uganda best kept secrets, a beautiful island of about 25 square kilometers characterized by the many granite rocks and boulders which rise like castles (tor) across the landscape.
Location: Nyero Rock Paintings and Mukongoro rock art site are located in Kumi District, Kapir rock art site in Ngora District, Komuge in Bukedia District, in Kakoro in Butebo District, while Dolwe Island is located in Lake Victoria in Namayingo district, all in eastern Uganda.
Access: all sites can be access by road from capital city. The sites are open to the public (at a fee) from 8:00am to 5:00pm (East African Time) every day. Nyero rock paintings has a Resource Centre with a Canteen, gift shop, ample parking space, safe camping grounds, clean tap water and electricity. Dolwe Island can be accessed by water using a ferry or engine boats from Namayingo district.