The beautiful town of Iringa is the gateway to the Ruaha National Park. Extremely peaceful, it offers tourists several suitable accommodations. At an altitude of 1,600 meters it has a cool climate and lovely views; at its indoor market you can buy all the groceries to face the safari.
The area of Iringa offers gripping excursions such as the visit to Isimila Gorge, a canyon with outstanding sandstone pillars resulting from the erosion by Lake Isimila.
Moreover, it is an important site where varied prehistoric tools, bones and skeletons of animals were discovered. At the entrance of the Gorge, a small museum shows the objects and explains the history of the excavations.