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Address: Tanzania
Phone Number: +255-0-784948858-+255-0-715948858-+255-0-752788154
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Mongomi wa Kolo Rock Painting Site at Central Tanzania

On June 8'14, I had arrived at Kondoa by bus from Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania. It was the start of the dry season. I had met Moshi Changai during my second day at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Hazelton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

On June 8'14, I had arrived at Kondoa by bus from Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania. It was the start of the dry season. I had met Moshi Changai during my second day at Kondoa. Moshi is a kind, generous, out-going, young man. He was an angel (the right kind) who had loaned me his MacBook Pro laptop to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Land Cruiser is highly recommended. You get cave painting Guide from Arusha and at Kolo village.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Tanzania
Phone Number: +255-0-784948858-+255-0-715948858-+255-0-752788154
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania

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