As the tagline reads “the pearl of Africa”, Uganda is genuinely rich in archaeological areas, located in eastern Uganda 10 km away from the main town of Kumi district is this ancient and historical area. The area shelters 6 rocks and 3 are the major rocks, these are said to have been painted in the stone age era summarizing it over the centuries. Tentatively recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1997, Nyero rocks become Uganda’s oldest rock art on the granite rock outcrop on Moru Ikara.


There are different shapes that portray different means such as animals, canoes, consecrate circles, and many others. These rocks and paintings are traditionally accredited acting as shrines, the local people believe that they can always communicate with their descendants and get help on the bad days.

The speculations say, that the ancient Pygmoids/Batwa once lived here, this draws attention closer to the communities and the government of Uganda to leave these rocks intangible for the history ad well-being of the communities and having the valuation status of the semi-gods.


Getting there

10 km away from kumi town, and always open during the day, this is a major highlight for researchers and historians. The eastern circuit is the major deal to combine this famous Nyero rock painting.