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“Interesting Rock Formations and History.”

Reviewed October 29, 2013

This place is interesting. Take a picnic and find a shady spot in the gorge to take in the atmosphere. It's like being on a Star Trek set.
There are no signposts from the highway so it might be a good idea to go with a guide unless you can get good directions.
We went with a guide from The Nema Craft Centre and arrived in about 20 minutes via a dala dala.
They also have guides on site.

Thank novalane
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We chose to make a day of it and cycle the 15km to the Stone Age Site to enjoy the scenery and watch all the goings on in the villages along the way. It was quite far but as we were prepared with food and drink it was fine. We had a great time greeting locals and observing daily African life and the road had a wide cycle lane making it a pleasant ride. The Stone Age site was very interesting but it was the natural pillars that really blew us away.. Walking through the beautiful African landscape, down the dried up river bed and being surrounded by these tall sandstone pillars was a very memorable experience for me. We had a cold drink at the cafe next to the site before the long haul back to Iringa, the achy muscles at the end were well worth the journey!

Thank allycat03
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The 15 kms in the hot sun were quite harsh, especially as the saddle was too low. But hey, that's not what I should write about. Getting there, I arrived at the school and museum. A lady greeted me and walked me around showing me the unearthed stone age tools. They were all heaped in 2 or 3 locations where people could go and see. Then we walked to the canyon where the stone pillars are. This is quite impressive.

I enjoyed the stone pillars much more than the stone age tools part.

1  Thank Marcel G
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

There is a small museum where the artefacts are on display and the history of the area is explained. Archeology students from the University in Dar es Salaam guiding the walk into the gorge to the Stone Age Site and to see the Natural Pillars. Come early morning or afternoon to have good light for photos.

1  Thank Markus Daniel S
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is an amazing place. So beautiful you wouldn't want to leave the site. Walking through the site is simply beautiful. Lovely historical excavation and water erosion in action. The guides are also really nice. Carry water for the long walk and drinks are sold at the office area

Thank Sleen_s
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