Tanzania 2011

5 weeks - solo travel - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

On the road #2

November 6, 2011  —  Tanzania

Rock paintings of Iringi Hills

At several places around Kolo Village in the Iringi Hills, there are rock paintings, some of which date from some 3000 years and others only a few centuries.

Kondoa Region - Tanzania

There are hundreds of sites, but most are easily reached and often paintings are in poor condition.

In the hills under rocky escarpments, people called Sandawe used to live. They were related to an old tribe from South Africa called San. These people would have created these paintings. Another theory makes the Bantu people (those currently living in Tanzania) as the authors.

Kondoa Region - Tanzania

It is a little bit difficult to see the patterns, but one should see:

an animal
a sorcerer (the tall figure on the left)
three persons in the centre (two holding the figure in the middle)
Kondoa Region - Tanzania
View from the location of a painting.
Kondoa Region - Tanzania
One animal and three people.
Kondoa Region - Tanzania
The road to get there.
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Miscellaneous photos...

Mtera Reservoir - Tanzania
Mtera Reservoir.
Mtera Reservoir - Tanzania
A fisherman repairing a net. Mtera Reservoir.
Mtera Reservoir - Tanzania
Mtera Reservoir created by the dam with the same name. A good part of Tanzania's electricity comes from dams. The main problem is the lack of water during the dry season. Thus, chronic power failure everywhere in Tanzania.
Mtera Reservoir - Tanzania
Mtera Reservoir.
Tanzania
Isamani village.
Iringa - Tanzania
Town of Iringa.
Iringa - Tanzania
Lizard near Iringa.
Mufundi - Tanzania
Big tea production estate. Mufundi region.
Mufundi - Tanzania
Tea production estate.