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Kolo-Kondoa Rock Paintings Tour

Kolo-Kondoa Rock Paintings Tour

There’s more to Tanzania than going on safari! The Kolo-Kondoa rock paintings, some of which date back around 3 000 years, are exceptional for their excellent condition and the number of paintings which have survived. Painted either by hand or by brush, the images depict animals and hunting scenes.

The Kondoa rock art sites are a series of caves carved into the side of a hill looking out over the steppe, c. nine kilometres off the main highway from Kondoa to Arusha  about 20 km north of Kondoa, in Tanzania. The caves contain paintings, some of which are believed by the Tanzania Antiquities Department to date back more than 1500 years. The paintings depict elongated people, animals, and hunting scenes.
Weekend Kolo- Kondoa Tour Itinerary

Tour in Kondoa,
A unique safari to visit Tanzania’s Rock Art Paintings, World Heritage Site since 2006.

Tanzania is often call «the Cradle of Mankind». Olduvai, prehistoric site in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is world wide known but very few know that in Kondoa, there is a World Heritage site of spectacular collection of images from over 150 shelters over 2,336 km2. Tanzania’s little-known ancient supernatural rock printings are one of most beautiful rock printings in the world.

In the fifties Louis and Mary Leaky, famous archaeologists and anthropologists that discovered the Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus in Olduvai Gorge, made a survey of about one hundred rock art paintings sites in Kondoa surrounding. In 1983, the survey results have been publish. «Africa’s Vanishing Art – The Rock Paintings of Tanzania» by Mary Leaky is a great book witnessing of these ancient paintings done by people of the Sandawe tribe thousand years ago.
Late John Cavalo, anthropologist, had started to give interpretation of these strange testimonies of immemorial times, probably related to shamanic ceremonies.

The Rock Art Conservation Center and the Warm Heart Art Gallery in Arusha, offer weekend’s safari to visit a few Rock Art paintings shelters in Kondoa and you will be aware of our on going village project, notably, with the Twiga Group, a women environmental project to save the forests.

Day one : On the road to Kondoa

Departure at 9:30 am.
Noon : lunch in Babati town
Around 4 pm : Arrival and installation at the Amarula Camp Site
6 pm : Twiga group, welcome performance
Dinner : Tanzanian dish

Day two : Visiting shelters

After breakfast : Morning visit of the Pahi shelter’s
Lunch at the Camp
3 pm : Departure for the Kolo shelter’s with visit of the dedicated museum on the Rock Art paintings.
Dinner at the Amarula Camp

Day three: Community Projects

After breakfast: Morning encounter with the Twiga group in Kondoa Village.
Cooking stove and ecological project. Meet also the kids of Kondoa Roots & Shoots project.
Lunch in Babati.
Back to Arusha.Amarula Camp, is a camp in a unique environment on the hills overlooking the beautiful Masai Steppe.
It is a peaceful camp with basic commodities. Dry toilets, showers, covered picnic area and cooking facilities. This camp site is open all year round and you can come with your own tent and camping equipment.Kondoa weekend safari rate, including transport to Kondoa and the shelters, site fees, lodging in tents and food :

End of Kolo-Kondoa Rock Paintings Tour, please book with us through info@wildsecretsafaris.com

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OVERVIEW

Kolo-Kondoa Rock Paintings Tour

There’s more to Tanzania than going on safari! The Kolo-Kondoa rock paintings, some of which date back around 3 000 years, are exceptional for their excellent condition and the number of paintings which have survived. Painted either by hand or by brush, the images depict animals and hunting scenes.

The Kondoa rock art sites are a series of caves carved into the side of a hill looking out over the steppe, c. nine kilometres off the main highway from Kondoa to Arusha  about 20 km north of Kondoa, in Tanzania. The caves contain paintings, some of which are believed by the Tanzania Antiquities Department to date back more than 1500 years. The paintings depict elongated people, animals, and hunting scenes.
Weekend Kolo- Kondoa Tour Itinerary

Tour in Kondoa,
A unique safari to visit Tanzania’s Rock Art Paintings, World Heritage Site since 2006.

Tanzania is often call «the Cradle of Mankind». Olduvai, prehistoric site in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is world wide known but very few know that in Kondoa, there is a World Heritage site of spectacular collection of images from over 150 shelters over 2,336 km2. Tanzania’s little-known ancient supernatural rock printings are one of most beautiful rock printings in the world.

In the fifties Louis and Mary Leaky, famous archaeologists and anthropologists that discovered the Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus in Olduvai Gorge, made a survey of about one hundred rock art paintings sites in Kondoa surrounding. In 1983, the survey results have been publish. «Africa’s Vanishing Art – The Rock Paintings of Tanzania» by Mary Leaky is a great book witnessing of these ancient paintings done by people of the Sandawe tribe thousand years ago.
Late John Cavalo, anthropologist, had started to give interpretation of these strange testimonies of immemorial times, probably related to shamanic ceremonies.

The Rock Art Conservation Center and the Warm Heart Art Gallery in Arusha, offer weekend’s safari to visit a few Rock Art paintings shelters in Kondoa and you will be aware of our on going village project, notably, with the Twiga Group, a women environmental project to save the forests.

DAY BY DAY

Day one : On the road to Kondoa

Departure at 9:30 am.
Noon : lunch in Babati town
Around 4 pm : Arrival and installation at the Amarula Camp Site
6 pm : Twiga group, welcome performance
Dinner : Tanzanian dish

Day two : Visiting shelters

After breakfast : Morning visit of the Pahi shelter’s
Lunch at the Camp
3 pm : Departure for the Kolo shelter’s with visit of the dedicated museum on the Rock Art paintings.
Dinner at the Amarula Camp

Day three: Community Projects

After breakfast: Morning encounter with the Twiga group in Kondoa Village.
Cooking stove and ecological project. Meet also the kids of Kondoa Roots & Shoots project.
Lunch in Babati.
Back to Arusha.Amarula Camp, is a camp in a unique environment on the hills overlooking the beautiful Masai Steppe.
It is a peaceful camp with basic commodities. Dry toilets, showers, covered picnic area and cooking facilities. This camp site is open all year round and you can come with your own tent and camping equipment.Kondoa weekend safari rate, including transport to Kondoa and the shelters, site fees, lodging in tents and food :

End of Kolo-Kondoa Rock Paintings Tour, please book with us through info@wildsecretsafaris.com

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