Iringa in pictures

Here are some pictures to summarise my time in Iringa.

We visited some interesting places:

This is a nearby coffee farm that we often walked through.

This is a nearby coffee farm that we often walked through.

Once we went walking through these cool rock formations.

Once we went walking through these cool rock formations.

We met many little creatures:

grasshopperfrog
caterpillar

 

There were always plenty of ants about …

There were plenty of ants around. Rather large ant holes like this one were a common sight. Essential to watch where you walk!

Rather large ant holes like this one were a common sight. Essential to watch where you walk!

 

I’m not sure whether you can tell from the following picture, but there were many beautiful birds around the campsite. However, they were very hard to catch on camera! I think this one is an African Paradise Flycatcher (in case you want to look up a more professional photograph!).

bird crop

 

Someone from one of the neighbouring farms found a python!
He wasn’t very keen on having his photo taken …

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Can you spot the monkey in the centre of this picture?

One of our cultural trips was to visit the Museum of Chief Mkwawa, a chief of the Hehe tribe who is famous for defeating the Germans in 1891.

This is the skull of Chief Mkwawa!

This is the skull of Chief Mkwawa!

This is one of his shields.

This is one of his shields.

There were some spectacular trees:

cactus big tree

 

Now that's what I call an avocado tree. Yum!

Now that’s what I call an avocado tree. Yum!

 

Since the campsite was in a valley, if we climbed up the hill and onto some rocks, there were some spectacular views:

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And yes, we also learnt a fair bit of Swahili!

 

 

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