Welcome to Nyero Rock Paintings
Of the many ancient rock-art sites scattered around eastern Uganda, this is one of the easiest to reach, and one of the few that's worth the effort to do so. The main site, known as Nyero 2, is a big white wall covered in groups of red circles, boats and some vaguely human and animal forms. Archaeologists have yet to unravel the significance of the designs, who painted them and even when they did so. If the caretaker is around, he’ll charge for an informative tour; otherwise local kids will show you around. Nyero 1, with a few more circles, lies just below the main site, while Nyero 3, where you probably won’t notice the modest painting unless someone shows you, is a few hundred metres north. The surrounding countryside is littered with boulder-covered peaks and cacti, giving it a Wild West feel.