Isimila Stone Age Site
Isimila Stone Age Site
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Rob J
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I took the dalla dalla from iringa bus station and it was an easy walk down a sign posted track to the site. My guide Kelvin was excellent, very knowledgeable and we spent about an hour walking through the site together. The museum is a good introduction and there are a large number of Stone Age artifacts, but it is the natural pillars that are the stars of the show. They are absolutely stunning. Could have very easily spent more time here.

Be prepared to get a bit muddy if it’s been raining and if it’s rainy season you may want to check what you will be able to see before you go as the gorge effectively turns into a river during rainy season!
Written 13 February 2023
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Andrea
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Somebody wrote small fee? Most of travellers in Tanzania should learn how to travel. Going to a poor country and showing your wealth is the worst thing you can do for locals and the next travellers. Tanzania is a beautiful country and luckily those helpless holiday makers do not explore it well. Wherever those holiday makers go, it's all spoiled: they way people treat you, prices, vibes. Here people earns 300k per month, that's 100 USD per month. Tanzania doesn't really need those people's help to spoil its beauty.
This is a nice site, but with the entrance fee you pay 2 nights at a local guest house. Is that cheap?
Of course it cost that fee because some helpless holiday makers showed off thier little wealth of whole year saving.
Of course it's plenty of fee like that in Tanzania.
And if anybody thinks those money help locals, he is completely wrong in a country where everything is corrupt. Eating in local eatery or sleeping in simple lodges helps locals.
If you cannot travel, stay at home on your comfortable sofa.
Written 9 February 2021
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Pushpa S
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Amazing columns from millions of years ago. We walked about 5 km to see these tall columns of sandstone standing tall and beautiful in the middle of nowhere.

The hike was steep for us as we are not used to hiking but we made it and it was beautiful
Written 3 January 2021
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CFEIII
Center, TX5,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
The first part of this place was a source for Stone Age tools. There are hundreds of scrapers, knives, ax heads that were roughed out are still visible here. Wandering over the hill to The Valley was really nice. It is all downhill walking and very unique. Could get messy with heavy rains.
Written 22 November 2020
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juliana
Mexico, NY4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I had no idea of this place until i met someone on the plane to iringa and recommended me to take a day at this place, this was such a nice idea for me! the place is lovely and very cheap to do this day trip , i recommend Tatanca safaris, we planed the day trip on a very reasonable price, this guys are the best Nice place to relax and enjoy everything from the weather, sky and fresh air! awesome place
Written 14 October 2020
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Damiaan V
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Just an update on the telephone number 255 744518298 for museum and visit. This is the most convenient way of making sure you can access the place.
Written 6 March 2020
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Chris P
Shanghai, China6,063 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Really enjoyed our visit to this site. There is an entrance fee and a small museum at the entrance. Initially, there are proper paths, which takes you to the first area with the Stone artifacts - not really much to see and they mostly just look like stones with sharp edges. The trick is now to find the path to the real site. When we got out of the valley, we walked across a ploughed field, to the right hand corner - we basically made our own path, as there are no sign posts. Once you get in the teal valley, just follow it down. There was a recent “fall” when we were there, as well as water in the stream, which made it wet and muddy in places. The next trick is to know share to exit and make your way back. We went with someone who had been before, so that made it a lot easier. Definitely worth a visit
Written 14 January 2020
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Abid R
Islamabad, Pakistan59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Nothing something extraordinary but if someone is in Iringa he should visit it, such rocks i can found in Pakistan at many places
Written 4 December 2019
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Jenny
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
What an incredible place. Amazing natural Sandstone pillars. We were left in awe of what nature had formed. For me this was far better than the stone age remnants
Written 25 October 2019
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Abdulla Msabaha
Mbeya, Tanzania70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Beautiful place for geo tourism,see how geography can make you relax in just few kilometres from city center.
Written 17 September 2019
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