2 Days 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 to Kolo village where rock painting sites are located. With assistance from the guide explore different sites till evening then drive back to Kondoa town for overnight.
Day 2: Kondoa – Dodoma
Early morning depart to Kolo village for a half day visit. Walk into different sites to see different rock paintings. In the midday back to the Lodge for lunch, packing and leave for Dodoma.
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
Lake Eyasi Safari to visit the lesser known tribes the Hadzabe and Datoga. The hadzabe people are the only remaining hunter and gatherer people in the East African region. Through the Lake Eyasi Safari you will explore more about the hadzabe culture and tradition. You will also visit the Datoga tribe who are the local iron smith in the area.
Lake Eyasi Safari Program
Day 1: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania.
Arrive Kilimanjaro International airport, met and greet by our driver guide and assisted through customs and immigration formalities. Thereafter, drive to Arusha town for dinner and overnight at Impala Hotel.
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Eyasi safari
Breakfast in the hotel, depart for Lake Eyasi safari to meet up the elusive Hadzabe tribe, whom you learn more about their fascinating culture. Picnic lunch then go for Dagota village tour then back in the evening for dinner & overnight at Tindiga Tented camp
Day 3: Full day Hadzabe in Lake Eyasi
Start off early with your bushman guide to meet a group of resident Hadzabe people. Enjoy the Hadzabe Tour walking into the bush with the only hunter-gatherers remaining in the East African region. The Hadzabe speak a click-based language and move their encampments with the seasonal movements of the wildlife. Your guide is a member of the group so he will explain to you about their customs and their way of life. You will get a chance to hunt, track wildlife , make fire and even take honey from bee’s nests with the hadzabe people.
Return to the camp for lunch then afternoon proceed with the activity. Dinner and overnight Tindiga Tented Camp.
Day 4: Lake Eyasi Safari – Serengeti
End up your Lake Eyasi safari this morning by heading to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Pass at Olduvai Gorge for a few hours tour before proceeding to Serengeti. The Olduvai Gorge is the site which Dr. Leakey discovered the remaining of the earliest Man famous known as Zinjanthropus. Arrive Serengeti for picnic lunch then continue with the game drive till evening. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Day 5: Serengeti.
Morning and afternoon game drive in Serengeti plains with the possibility to see all big predators, reptiles and large herds of herbivores including wildebeests. The wildebeest migrations are normally in Serengeti from November to July and the early of August. During this season of the year the game of chasing and killing is not rare to be seen. Meals and overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Day 6: Ngorongoro
Breakfast and then depart for Ngorongoro conservation area. Passing through one of the Maasai boma, enjoy the un-spoilt African culture before proceeding to Ngorongoro crater rim for dinner and dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater.
After breakfast descend the crater wall which measure about 2000fts to the crater floor for a half day crater tour. Picnic lunch will be served in the picnic site on the crater and then ascend the crater wall to the campsite for collection of your luggage and depart for Arusha. Dinner and overnight Impala Hotel
Day 8: Departure day.
After breakfast, depending with your flight schedule we will transfer you to the airport for onward flight to Zanzibar or the international flight back home.
Lake Eyasi Safari Price
Package Cost includes:
All park entrance fees & crater fee.
2 airport transfers on the arriving and departing day.
Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
Salary for a Professional English speaking driver guide
Accommodation in budget camp with three meals a day
Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier
Accommodation on the arriving and departing date in Arusha town in Bed & breakfast.
Package cost excludes:
Entrance to the Maasai boma
Airport departure tax
Hot and cold drinks
Flying doctors insurance
Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use
All items which does not mention in this itinerary
Safari to Lake Eyasi to explore the fascinating culture of the indigenous hadzabe people the only remaining hunterer and gatherer in East Africa. Visit various areas around Lake Eyasi, walk in the bush and hunt with Hadzabe tribe’s men. During this Safari you will also conduct spectacular game viewing in Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro crater.
Lake Eyasi Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Ausha – Lake Manyara National Park
At 0800 hrs leave Arusha for a Safari to Lake Manyara National Park where you will spend a full day game viewing. Lake Manyara National Park is home to various animals and bird species including the tree climbing lions and the lesser flamingoes. You may also see big herds of buffaloes and Elephants. Dinner and Overnight at Twiga Lodge
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi
After breakfast departs to Lake Eyasi the home to indigenous Hadzabe tribe. The Hadzabe population is about 1000 individual who rely on hunting and gathering of fruits for their survival. Our accommodations are at Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp situated on the shores of Lake Eyasi, with sweeping views toward the Rift.
Day 3: Lake Eyasi Hadzabe Cultural Tour
Very early morning drive to the dwellings of the famous Hadzabe tribe in the bush for cultural interaction. Join the Hadzabe tribe and go to forage, and during the course of day eat while foraging, and also bring back some honey, fruit, or wild game when available. Get an opportunity to walk with them in their home land of Lake Eyasi and watch the way they hunt or collect honey and insects. Dinner and overnight Kisima Ngeda Camp
Day 4: Drive back to Arusha
After farewell to the village tribesmen; Return back to Arusha visiting Makuyuni/Mto wa Mbu.
Safari Cost Includes
All airport transfers in private car
Transport in a private Safari Vehicle
Services of a professional safari guide
Full board accommodation while on safari
All wildlife reserve entry fees
All accommodation as notes in tour program
Safari Cost Excludes
International airfare & flights
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
Travel insurance Visa and Passport fees
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges