Perched at cool 1600m on a cliff overlooking the valley of little Ruaha River Iringa was initially built up by Germans at a turn of the turn of the country as bastion against the local Hehe people. Now it’s a district capital, an important agricultural centre and the getaway for visiting Ruaha National park. The accommodation in the park varies from budget to luxury camps and lodges but we also provide tents for camping adventures.
Here you can see the park through a custom, open roof, 4WD land cruiser. Plus take a walking safari along the great Ruaha River or hike to the famous Kimilamatonge hill for 3-4 hours.
Day 1: Arrive in Iringa
Arrive around 8:30 at Iringa airport, pick-up for breakfast at the Hotel then town tours to the Gangilonga Rock “Hehe word for the talking stone” to enjoy a view of Iringa town and nearby streets and map location of the city centre which will be followed by a tour to the Rock paintings in Igeleke hills for an orientation on the GPS’s, African technology with Hehe believes by the time till nowadays to 1.30 for lunch at the restaurant. Afterwards, a short drives to Isimila Stone Age Site and Earth pillars where you will hear the origin of Homo erectus between 300,000 and 400,000 years ago B.C then drive back for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 2: Daytrip to Ruaha National Park
Pick up from the hotel at 6.00 with packed breakfast and then departure for Ruaha National Park for one day safari, your activities will basically concentrate along the great Ruaha River, Mwagusi Sand River and Mdonya river with lunch in a middle of nowhere followed by more drive to the homes of Buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, Antelopes, colorful birds and plants until 17:00 to the exit gate to check out then drive back to Iringa town with sunset along the way. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
DAY 3: Shopping & Transfer.
Today you are going to Gift shopping at the Masai market and near-by Gift shops until 9:00 am then a transfer to Iringa airstrip will follow.
End of Tour