2 Days Kondoa Irangi Tours

2 Days Kondoa Irangi Tours

2 Days Kondoa Irangi Tours

Kondoa Irangi Tour; The Kondoa Irangi rock art sites are located on the slopes of Irangi hills, near the small village of Kolo, located about 3 kilometer from Kondoa town along the Dodoma Arusha highway. The rock paintings were painted thousands of years ago by local tribes, using a mixture of animal fats, red tree sap and ash. The ones that have survived are all found on sheltered rock faces, where the overhanging rocks have provided shelter from rain over the centuries. Each site had scores of individual paintings, which usually covered an area of around 4m wide by 2m high.

The paintings varied in size from a few inches to a couple of feet. The Kondoa Irangi Tour brings you to dozens of caves and shelters with paintings of elongated people, animals, hunting scenes, and abstract markings. Most of paintings are recorded to be dated at more than 2,000 years old and they look similar to those which in Eastern and Southern Africa.

The Kondoa rock paintings are associated with pastoralist and agriculturalist communities. The paintings shows the cultural link among the communities that live in the Kondoa Area over time.

Detail Kondoa Irangi Tour Itinerary

 

Day 1: Kondoa Irangi Tour.

Pick up from the hotel or resident house in Dodoma for the journey to Kondoa Irangi rock painting sites. Arrive Kondoa for check in at the lodge, short rest and lunch. In the afternoon depart for a walking tour to the Reserved Natural forest to see the supernatural well. In this tour you will get to know the history of the area and local believes surrounding the forest. Explore the sacred areas and enjoy your bird watching and herbs found in the forest. Proceed to a traditional meeting point under a Baobab tree where meetings have been held before Germany colonial rule. On your way down explore the beauty of the Kondoa River. The tour will lead you to the local market and local settlements of the people criss-crossing local pubs and small shopping areas . Later  drive back to Kondoa town for overnight.  

 

Day 2: Kondoa Irangi rock painting tour

Today after breakfast departs to Kolo area for a full day tour of the Kondoa Irangi Rock paintings. Drive to Mongomi hill where will leave the car and start the trek. The Mongoni hill has 3 sites B1, B2, and B3. The ancient rock art depict scenery of tribe life including ceremony, dancing and hunting, an ancient rock art believed  to be dated over 10000 years back. Picnic lunch/ hot lunch and driven to Pahi site for more rock paintings activities, at this site you will experience the black and white paintings, symbolic art the work an early cattle keeper’s and farmers. Late afternoon drive back to Kondoa for dinner and overnight or proceed to Dodoma.

US $ 250 for Solo traveler

US $ 200 per person for 2 – 4 sharing

Package Includes:
Return transport from Dodoma – Kondoa
BB accommodation in Kondoa
Entrance fees to the sites
Fee for the driver guide and local guide
Pure natural water 1.5 liter per person per day

Package Excludes:
Any kind of drinks at the lodges
All expenses of personal nature

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Day 1-2: The Untamed Beauty of Lake Eyasi

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Homeward Bound

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Day 3: Tarangire to Kondoa Irangi

Early breakfast at the lodge, departs to Kolo area in Kondoa for a full day tour to explore the ancient rock art.  The tour will start by visiting the Mongoni hill where you will see 3 sites B1, B2, and B3. The ancient rock art depict scenery of tribe life including ceremony, dancing and hunting. These Kondoa Irangi ancient rock arts are believed to be dated over 10000 years back. Picnic lunch will be served right at the area and after that you will drive to Pahi site to see more rock arts and paintings. At Pahi you will see the black and white paintings, symbolic art the work an early cattle keeper’s and farmers. In the evening you will drive to Kondoa town for overnight.

 

Day 4: Kondoa Irangi rock art

Today you will proceed with the rock art tour to Thawi sites which is located about 15 km northwest of Kolo and it has the overall collection of rock art in Kondoa. From Thawi you will proceed to Kandaga rock art sites. Late afternoon you will drive back to Kondoa town for overnight.

 

Day 5: Kondoa – Arusha

At 08:00 am, Start the journey back to Arusha with a short stop for lunch at Babati. After lunch proceed to with the journey to Arusha. Depends with your schedule we can transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for the onward flight back home.

End of the Rock Art Kondoa Irangi Tour.

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Day 1: Dar es Salaam Dodoma
Early morning departs Dar es Salaam by bus to Kondoa the journey of about 10 hours via Morogoro and Dodoma the capital of Tanzania. Arrive Kondoa in the evening met and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 2: Kondoa Irangi Pahi site
Breakfast and departs to Kolo area for rock paintings tour. This morning you will begining by trekking Mongomi hill where there are 3 sites B1, B2, and B3. The arts here are dated about 10,000 years back. Picnic lunch/ hot lunch and driven to Pahi site to see more rock paintings.  The color of the paintings at this site are black and white and it belived that were drawned by the early cattle keeper’s and farmers. Late afternoon drive back to Kondoa for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Kondoa Irangi Thawi Sites
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