Kondoa Rock Art Tour & amarula camp

Week-end in Kondoa/Swaga Swaga, 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.

Kondoa Rock art tour

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

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 :

2 persons : 270 $ US per person
3 persons : 205 $ US per person
4-5 persons : 170 $ US per person

Not included : drinking water, beverages alcoholic and non-alcoholic and tips.
You must bring your sleeping bag.

Anytime, we can do special groups.
Kondoa is also a good place to organise bicycle tours or walking safaris.

GAME DRIVES IN THE NORTHERN TANZANIAN PARKS

Tanzania has plenty to offer to the visitors in terms of the game drive safari experiences. Home to the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, giraffe, rhinos) and a multitude of other emblematic animals like giraffes, hippos, zebras, hyenas and the fabulous migration of the wildbeasts, you will totaly mouved hunting these wild animals with your camera in unforgetable landscapes.

Warm Heart Art Tanzania can arrange safari experiences of any length, from two days to two weeks. Our goal
is to make the gap between the fields of development and tourism smaller

For more information on Kondoa tour and game drives in the parks :
Contact : Seppo Hallavainio
Phone : ‭+255 754 473 110‬
seppofinlandia@gmail.com

AMARULA CAMPSITE

Located in historic Kondoa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just up the hill from the Mnenia Village, the Amarula Tent Camp is set within the acacia and amarula trees. The camp overlooks the Masai Steppe, with ancient Rock Art in the surrounding areas.
Amarula Camp has three safari tents which sleep two guests each. The tents are comfortably laid out, each with its own individual deck. The tents are furnished with two single beds (can be provided: linen/sleeping bags and pillow.The central dining pavilion can accommodate several visitors at two large picnic table and there is a kitchen to provide meals with a gas stove and fridge included. Composting toilets and shower rooms are available on site.

The Amarula Camp is powered with solar-power.
It is a peaceful camp open all year round. You can come with your own tent and camping equipment.

Amarula Camp in Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AmarulaCampsite

GAME DRIVES IN THE NORTHERN TANZANIAN PARKS
Tanzania has plenty to offer to the visitors in terms of the game drive safari experiences. Home to the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, giraffe, rhinos) and a multitude of other emblematic animals like giraffes, hippos, zebras, hyenas and the fabulous migration of the wildbeasts, you will totaly mouved hunting these wild animals with your camera in unforgetable landscapes.

We can arrange safari experiences of any length, from two days to two weeks. Our goal
is to make the gap between the fields of development and tourism smaller

For more information on Kondoa tour and game drives in the parks :
Contact : Seppo Hallavainio
Email:seppofinlandia@gmail.com
Phone : ‭+255 754 473 110

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