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Dodoma, city, designated national capital of Tanzania since 1974 (pending complete transfer of official functions from Dar es Salaam), eastern Africa, about 300 miles (480 km) inland (west) from the Indian Ocean. Situated at an elevation of 3,720 feet (1,135 metres) in a sparsely populated agricultural region, it is a market centre for peanuts (groundnuts), castor beans, sunflower seeds, gum, corn (maize), rice, wheat, coffee, tea, tobacco, and sorghum.
Iringa Tourism - the Mini Guide
High on a cliff overlooking the valley of the small Ruaha River, Iringa – once built by the Germans as a bastion against the local Hehe people – is now a nice base for the southern parks of Tanzania and in particular the Ruaha National Park, the famous Isimila stone age site and the Igeleke rock drawings.
Iringa town is a cool refuge at 1,600 meters above sea level, stretching along the ridges and valleys of the Udzungwa Mountains.
Iringa is a pleasant small town in the southern highlands, with a focus on regional agriculture.
The streets are quiet and peaceful, and the market offers a colorful scene of traditional African culture.
A popular stopping point for visitors to Ruaha National Park.
Iringa Region has some world famous natural attractions. The following are some of attraction you may be interested in visiting while you are in Iringa:
Ruaha and Udzungwa National Park and Game reserves:
- Iringa is also a gateway to a very famous Tanzania’s National Parks and Game Reserves. Ruaha National Park is remote, large, and full of wildlife especially elephants. There are also lions, cheetah, leopard, lots of kudu and almost every other African mammal you might like to see. There are several reputable Safari & Tour companies in Iringa town which offer day or overnight trips to these parks. Alternatively, you can take a bus or taxi to Tungamalenga village which is 15 km from the park gate and there are several lodges and camps on the park perimeter which also can arrange game drives into the park.
- This interesting rock is located within Iringa Municipal and gives you great view of Iringa town. To visit Gangilonga rock you may just walk through the suburb of Gangilonga area. In the past, this rock was used by Mkwawa and his soldiers to monitor the German movements. There is now tourist facilities at the site and a full time security guard to protect visitors from robbery.
Commonwealth Grve Yard
- Iringa was captured by the British in 1916 and many of the soldiers who died from the battle were buried in the Commonwealth Grave Yard. There are both German and British graves as well as the graves for local residents and administrators who died between 1930’s – 1960’s. These graves mark an important part of Iringa town’s history.
Isimila Stone age Site
- The Isimila Stone Age site is an archeological artifacts site located 20 km southwest of Iringa town and approximately 3 km off the TANZAM Highway. There you will see, particularly stone tools which were used by humans more than 70,000 years ago. It is believed that this site’s artifacts date back to the Achuelian period (1.5 million to 200,000 years ago). There is a static display of recovered Stone Age tools including hand axes and cleavers. You may use daladala or taxi to access this historical site.
Kalenga Village & Museum
- At Kalenga, you may be able to see Chief Mkwawa’s skull which was finally returned by the Germans in 1954, following a stipulated return in the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. You can see the remnants of Mkwawa’s fort which was destroyed by the Germans with artillery from Tosamaganga. Please note that there is a 20,000 TSH fee for non-Tanzanian residents to see this museum (Mkwawa’s Skull).