Do you want to get healed? If so, then find solutions at Nakayima tree. This magical tree is situated on Mubende hill about 3 and half hours’ drive off Kampala city centre and it is exceptionally one of the most endowed heritage sites that shouldn’t miss out in your bucket list. This mysterious tree lies on the extreme top of Mubende hill through Kampala-Fort portal route about 181 kilometers off Kampala. It is endowed with history that is worth exploring and discovering in depth while on safari in Africa. This mystical tree is believed to be an area where the gorgeous spiritual princess Nakayima who once wandered around Mubende hill disappeared and to day it is credited for its supernatural powers especially when it comes to healing, health, fertility and wealth. Nakayima tree is undeniably a haven for blessings and it is of no doubt that most people flock here mainly to seek for solutions to their problems. Its strategic location on Mubende hill rewards visitors with amazing aerial views of the town and other surrounding areas.
|THE MAGICAL NAKAYIMA TREE|
This tree is approximately 650 years making it one of the oldest trees and it derived its name from princess Nakayima a royal princess and spirit who wandered around the hills and after disappeared into the tree making it one of the most exceptional cultural spot for most visitors on Uganda safaris. It is famous for its African spirituality given the spiritual powers that attract most of locals and other travelers to look for solutions, blessings and many more. The tree is buttress rooted that is nearly a cave with 18 openings and most people refer them rooms where locals and other people who come to seek help do sit. Believers sit on mats or alternatively on grass and are permitted to smoke pipes openly as they pray to the gods.
|RESIDENTS PRAYING AT NAKAYIMA TREE|
This magical tree straddles within the once most powerful Chwezi empire at the exact spot where King Ndahura passed out his traditional rituals. This spectacular tree specie stands at the heart of the smallest trees with roots stretching for many feet above the ground. It is believed that this tree doesn’t shed its leaves whether it is a dry season or wet season. It is also believed that it has water sipping out of its stem and this water is believed that it treats some diseases. As you climb the hill, nearly all the plants which thrive with Nakayima tree are medicinal. The tree consists of 18 compartments and prayers are conducted in the grass carpeted compartments. Out of the 18 rooms that are found within this tree, 4 of them are Ndahura the most popular king of the Chwezi Empire; others are for Nalongo jajja Mukasa, 2 for Jajja Musoke and Kilunda.
To many historians, this ancient tree is best described as the witch tree. In one of the buttress openings you will find a care taker with the Bigali and a basket waiting for offertory to Nakayima. Once you put your offertory, an elderly woman or rather a care taker will say a prayer for the person who has given his or her offertory. The hidden secret behind this magical tree is that it was here that Jajja Nakayima stayed and her grave also lies near the same place and all the current generations are said to be his children and grand children. They come to the tree to seek for what they need though she doesn’t give the medicine.
In conclusion, Nakayima tree is such a magical tree species that you shouldn’t miss to visit while on cultural safari in Uganda. It attracts many people of different classes (politicians, business class as well as ordinary people) who come to look for solutions to their problems given the powerful spiritual healing and blessings that this tree offers to the people. Pay a visit to this tree and you won’t walk back the same person!