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Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Address: Tanzania
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Ranked #80 of 140 Attractions in Tanzania
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Expect a hot and 4WD experience followed by a rigorous walk uphill to see spectacular rock paintings! Bring plenty of water and a guide. These were found by Dr. Leakey (obviously known by locals for millennia). I would not venture down in the shallow cave under the upper paintings as it is a shaman hangout. Crank up the contrast on... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Although going to Kondoa is almost day's journey along the current road from Babati (a 4 wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended), it is well worth the trip. The Kolo sites BI, II, and III are especially amazing with vivid red colours of paintings and the Pahi site is interesting with its more recent black and white art. It is... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

On a 1 Day trip to the ancient rock paintings at Kolo, Tanzania, I was very pleased with the 1st 3 sites we visited-B1, B2 and B3. These are well signed from Kolo, and although we managed the rocky, sandy, steep track on a motorbike-I would recommend taking a 4wheel drive to others. The 90 minute circular walk from the... More 

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Karatu, Tanzania
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7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We just got back from a three-day trip to visit the ancient rock art sites in Kondoa district, central Tanzania. We rented a 4wd safari vehicle from Karatu and although a lesser car would have made the journey, you need a heavy-duty jeep to make it up to the popular BI BII and BIII sites. The road is brand new... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

The previous review did a great job describing the actual paintings, so I will concentrate on background information. The rock paintings are really quite remarkable and we are glad we went. Kondoa is located on The Great North Road - the legendary highway from Capetown to Cairo. Don't let that fool you! It is an incredibly bad road. It is... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

I visited the Kondoa Rock-Art Sites with my husband in August 2011 and found them to be interesting, evocative, and well-worth the trip. There are 150-300 sites in all and, like most tourists, we saw only a handful. On the first day we saw the B1, B2, and B3 sites and on the second day visited some of the PAHI... More 

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