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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.
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 $ 350 for Solo traveler
US $ 300 per person for 2 – 4 sharing
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
Any kind of drinks at the lodges
All expenses of personal nature
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