Rock Art in Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Fenga Rock-Art Complex

One of the most impressive of the Kondoa Rock-Art Sites is the excellent Fenga complex, with its dense and lively images. The dominant feature is a painting of people with wild headdresses who appear to be...

Rock Art in Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Thawi Rock-Art Site

The most varied, and thus the best, overall collection of rock paintings in the Kondoa area is at Thawi, about 15km northwest of Kolo and reachable only by 4WD.

Rock Art in Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Kolo Rock-Art Site

The most visited, though not the best, Kolo sites (B1, B2 and B3) are 9km east of Kolo village and a 4WD is required. You’ll need to climb a steep hill at the end of the road to see them. The most interesting...

Market in Mt Hanang


Katesh is known for its large mnada (market) held on the 9th, 10th and 28th of each month. Maasai, Barabaig, Iraqw and other peoples from a wide surrounding area converge to buy and sell cattle and trade their...

Rock Art in Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Pahi Rock-Art Site

East of the Kolo Rock-Art Sites, on the back side of the same mountain east of Kolo, are the simpler, mostly white (ie relatively modern) Pahi sites. These can be reached by 2WD vehicles. Buses from Arusha and...

Lake in Babati

Lake Babati

This expansive reed-fringed lake south of town is home to hippos; you can explore by dugout with Kahembe's Culture & Wildlife Safaris or the folk at the Royal Beach Hotel.

Notable Building in Dodoma


The home of Tanzania’s parliament is an African-influenced round building. It’s only open to visitors during sessions (bring your passport), but is well worth a look from the outside at other times. Photography...

Lake in Singida

Lake Singidani

Lake Singidani is one of three saline lakes just west of town. With green waters and plenty of rocky spots along the shore, it’s quite beautiful even when it’s completely dried up, which happens during some dry...

Museum in Singida

Regional Museum

This museum at the Open University of Tanzania is mostly lacking labels, but the little collection of weapons, jewellery and other items from the region’s tribes is enough to detain you for an hour or so.

Mosque in Dodoma

Jamatkhana (Ismaili) Mosque

This mosque sits across the road from the Anglican church. Built in 1954 and used exclusively by Dodoma’s Ismaili Muslim community, it has a distinctly British neoclassical design.

Mosque in Dodoma

Gaddhaffi Mosque

Funded by the toppled Libyan dictator and opened in 2010, the pink Gaddhaffi Mosque north of the centre is one of East Africa’s largest mosques. It can hold 4500 worshippers.

Church in Dodoma

Anglican Church

In an interesting swapping of styles, the domed Anglican church in the town centre looks like something straight out of the Middle East.

Church in Dodoma

Catholic Cathedral

West of the centre, the enormous Catholic cathedral has Roman-style mosaics showing some saints, including the Ugandan Martyrs.

Church in Dodoma

Lutheran Cathedral

Next door to the Jamatkhana (Ismaili) Mosque, the Lutheran Cathedral is Dodoma's finest example of modernist architecture.

Mosque in Dodoma

Sunni Mosque

The latticed facade and tall green-domed towers of the mosque make it one of Dodoma's most imposing religious buildings.

Museum in Dodoma

Museum of Geosciences

Even at the old price of Tsh500, this rather forlorn collection of rock samples and geological information wasn’t a big draw. If you’re a fanatical rock hound, inquire at the Geological Survey of Tanzania...