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  • Old State House

    Once the residence of the German Governor during colonial times, the State House dates back to the late 19th century. In 1914, the building suffered considerable damage as a result of British military action. This landmark was finally rebuilt during the 1920s, this time in a style that was seen to be more in keeping with its African surroundings.…

  • Isimila Stone Age Site

    Perfectly preserved at the Isimila Stone Age Site is evidence of prehistoric nomadic hunter-gatherers who lived around what used to be a shallow lake and which is today nothing more than a dry bed. Excavations that took place here during the 1950s first revealed this prehistoric site.

  • Mt. Meru

    Mount Meru is Tanzania's second-highest mountain. Situated within the Arusha National Park, it's a favorite haunt of hikers, as well as animal and bird lovers who prefer to steer clear of the crowds attracted to nearby Mount Kilimanjaro. Energetic visitors can hire a guide and follow the trail up Mount Meru. The trail heads through montane…

  • Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

    The Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings are reputed to be one of the finest collections of their kind in the world. All in all, there are around 1,600 paintings spread over 200 different sites in the Irangi Hills of Tanzania. The oldest of these rock paintings, which depict simple human figures, rivers and animal silhouettes, are thought to date…

  • Ol Doinyo Lengai

    Tanzania is home to several extinct volcanoes and can also boast one that is active to this day. Ol Doinyo Lengai, which in Maasai means 'Mountain of God’, overlooks Lake Natron in the north of the country. This volcano has been explored, photographed and admired since the end of the 19th century. The last known eruption took place…

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