Dodoma is home to beautiful architecture in the form of stunning mosques, churches and cathedrals. It’s the capital of Tanzania and definitely worth a visit owing to its religious and cultural significance.
Here are the best sightseeing tours to take in Dodoma:
Gaddafi Mosque, also called the National Mosque, is the largest mosque in Tanzania. It’s a pink mosque that’s named after Muammar Gaddafi, a former Libyan leader, who gave the funds for this beautiful mosque to be built. The architecture of the mosque is stunning and its interior is magnificent.
Museum of Geosciences
The Museum of Geosciences is home to numerous ancient rocks and geological formations. It’s an interesting place to visit, especially if you’re into geography. There’s a small entrance fee for the Museum, though.
Bunge – Tanzania Parliament Buildings
The Tanzania Parliament building is open to visitors during certain sessions. However, photography is strictly prohibited within the premises of the buildings, so make sure you have your camera switched off. Moreover, you’ll need a valid passport to enter the premises.
Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings
The Kondoa Irangi Rock Caves are a cluster of caves located about 9 km away from the main city. the caves are home to the Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings, which are believed to be paintings that are over 50,000 years old! There are about 100-400 of these paintings in the area, and some are yet to be discovered, according to experts. After taking a tour of the caves, you can head over to the local village and interact with the locals there.
Lion Rock, also called Simba Hill, has a beautiful top that you can trek up to. The trek is steep and challenging, so make sure you’re up for the task!
Reaching the top is worth it because you get to see stunning views of the entire city of Dodoma.
It’s a fun and adventurous activity to do with your friends!
Dodoma Skate Park
Dodoma Skate Park is a huge concrete skate park covering an area of about 500 square feet. It’s contains skating rinks for all difficulty levels and is a must visit if you’re interested in skating!
Dodoma Skate Park is the only skate park in Tanzania and over 200 skateboarders come here to practice regularly.
Have some food at Aladdin’s Cave or Krose’s Café
You can’t go sightseeing in Tanzania without enjoying their delicious local cuisine! Krose’s Café is great for a main course and you can find lots of Swahili dishes here including pulao, biryani and thalis contains different curries. Aladdin’s Cave is a great spot to satisfy your sweet tooth after your meal.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Dodoma and have a great time exploring the beautiful city. Don’t forget to check out these 15 things to do in Tanzania while you’re still in the country!