Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

kondoa rock painting mapKondoa Irangi Rock Paintings is series of caves carved into a side of hill in Kolo village Kondoa with classic historical heritage site found along Arusha Dodoma road.

Along the eastern slopes of Maasai stepple bordering the rift escarpment are natural rock shelters, overhanging slabs of sedimentary rocks fragmented by rift faults, whose vertical planes decorated with rock paintings images for at least two millennia.

The caves contain paintings, some dated back to more than 1500 years. Here the spectacular collection of rock painting images from over 150 rock shelters was discovered which shows high artistic value, displays sequences that provide a unique testimony to the changing socio economic base of the community in the area from hunters and gatherer to agro pastoralist.