Tanzania is open to all visitors and with its sensible COVID 19 health regulations, awaits all with open arms.
To celebrate the end of months of restrictions, travel lovers can once again explore the world and its most beautiful locations. One such spot is Dodoma, the political capital of Tanzania! Situated 500 km away from mount Kilimanjaro, this city was built in 1973 to be home to government buildings and ministries. Tanzania is stunning and extraordinary, and a visit is incomplete without a trip to this unique and memorable city.
One of the top outdoor activities in this amazing city is a visit to Nyerere Square, a historic landmark that used to be a local market before being built into a town square. The square has a statue of Tanzania’s national founder, Julius Kambarage Nyerere. Visitors can take pictures, learn about Tanzania’s history and heritage, and enjoy a walk in the park.
This park is an exciting spot for families to enjoy skateboarding and support the local economy. Dodoma Skate Park was built to create a safe and nurturing environment for the youth, and provide opportunities for them to learn a healthy and entertaining sport. The park is home to over 200 skate-boarders, and can offer a fun filled visit to tourists.
Tourists can visit a series of caves carved into a hillside, to see the famous Kondoa Irangi rock paintings, which are said to be over 50000 years old. There are between 150 to 450 decorated rocks that one can see!
One of the top outdoor activities that this bustling city can offer is a trip to Simba Hill, also known as Lion Rock or Mlimwa. Here, one can have a great trekking experience. After a rocky hike, travellers enjoy a stunning and breathtaking aerial view of the city.
Tourists can visit the 4-5 acre vineyard planted in Isanga Prison in the 1960s. This is the first such plantation by the government in the Kondoa region in the district, after which the crop was introduced to five more villages, which are Mpunguzi, Nala, Msalato, Nkulabi and Mundemu. In these vineyards, red, white, and rosé wine is made from grapes, and visitors can also spot other fruits like mangoes, plums, and bananas.
Chinagali has a 300 acre farm where visitors can observe red and white grapes and learn about how they grow. The best time to visit is March or August/September, where travellers can also witness the harvest!
The Dodoma region is home to the Gogo, a lively Bantu ethnolinguistic group that engages in agriculture. Many of these people now work on plantations. Famous for their dancing and their talents with music, this group is known as the “African queens of drums”, and has gained international attention for its musical prowess. At Chamwino or Zepisa village, tourists can dance or drum with locals, or eat their local food!
The city is also home to amazing buildings and locations like Gaddafi mosque, the Lutheran calendar, the Museum of GeoSciences, and the Bunge (the parliamentary buildings). Visitors can find restaurants with mouthwatering food and diverse cuisines, and can easily get comfortable accommodation. Dodoma is easily accessible by flight and by road, and weather is pleasant, so it must be on every travel lover’s wish list.