Kondoa Irangi

Welcome to the land of Kolo rock paints, a world class historical heritage site, an ancient rock art remarkable not just for its quantity and quality, but for its astonishing time span — millions of years.

Stay with us for a unique cultural tour, where you will experience traditions and customs of the local communities. Kondoa is among the oldest districts, set along the famous Great North Road in Dodoma Region, Capital City of Tanzania.

The following are on offer:

* Kolo rock paintings and other ancient rock sites

* Kolo village walk-around tour

* Kondoa town tour

* Cycling tour

* Village staying tour

* Sandawe-Semi bushmen visiting tour

* Traditional honey harvesting

* Visiting medicine woman

* Traditional heals tour

* Sambwa hill trekking tour

 

Kondoa rocksKondoa market

Rock Paints Tour (2-5 hours or several days)

Explore the Kolo rock paints and discover many other rock paint sites in the area. The rock paints are scattered almost all over the Kondoa district. You can arrange to explore the rock paints for up to five days consecutively. Our local guides know all the sites and can arrange for your village stay, camping, meals and accommodation during your trip of a lifetime in the land of ancient rock paints.

Royal Village Tour (2-5 hours)

Stay and interact with the local people and explore their lifestyles. Take a walk around Kolo village. This tour will take you to traditional Irangis' homes with traditional houses. Visit Chief Kimolo, a great and long-respected leader during German colonial rule. Get to know the history of Irangi traditional leadership and their culture from a story teller of the chief family.

Village Biking Tour (2-4 hours)

On your bike, Visit the Sandawe-Semi bushmen tribe, the clicking language speaking tribe similar to Hadzabe. Participate in various activities, including their past, is an unforgettable experience of hunter-gatherer life. The cycling tour can proceed to Mnenia village, where you will explore an onion irrigation scheme and get to know about onion farming.

Ntomoko water drops tour (Sambwa Hill)

Trek this hill and visit the amazing water drops (more than 10 villages, water supply). A marvelous trek in the Sambwa hill to ntomoko water drops, where, myth has it, you might catch sight of SATU — python protector of natural water source.

Kondoa peakKondoa pool

Kondoa town tour (2-5 hours)

A walking tour starts in the morning to a reserved natural forest where a supernatural well is located. Get to know the history of the area and local beliefs surrounding the forest. Explore the sacred areas and enjoy your bird watching and herbs found in the forest. Under a great shade one can enjoy a drink or a picnic lunch. Proceed to a traditional meeting point under a Baobab tree where meetings have been held before German 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.

Canoeing at Lake Munguri (2-3 hrs)

Take a walk to Lake Munguri for your canoeing and interaction with local fishermen experience. Explore the beauty of the lake decorated by water birds and the surrounding landscape. Fish with local fishermen and get to know how the local fish market operates.

Traditional honey harvesting (1-4 hours)

From African killer–bees, one of great adventure — climbing trees at night and testing fresh honey from sting bees.

A tour to a traditional healer (2 hrs)

Walk to the hillside with a medicine woman to get to know tree species that cure several diseases. A visit to a traditional healer will mark your day.

Where to stay

There are a number of hotels and guest houses with reasonable prices, a few with hot running water shower. Home stay is offered either at your request or due to the programme you choose. The programme coordinator can arrange a camping experience for you and all other bookings for accommodation.

Getting there

There are daily buses leaving Arusha around 6 a.m. Please buy your ticket in advance to be sure of a seat on your way to Kondoa. You can meet our guide at Kolo or come direct to Kondoa town depending on your programme of choice. Kondoa Irangi Cultural Tourism head office is located opposite to Police post in Kondoa town.

Booking and contacts:
Kondoa Irangi Cultural Tourism Progamme
P.O. BOX 421, Kondoa—Dodoma, Tanzania
Mob: + 255 [0] 784- 948858, +255 [0] 715 -948858, +255 [0] 754 - 886302
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Website: tanzaniaculturaltours.com

Contact Us

Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme
Museum Buildings, Boma Road
P . O . Box 2348
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: + 255 27 205 0025
Cell: + 255 786 703 010 / 713 230 134
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