Iringa is a beautiful and charming city located in the Southern Highlands in Tanzania. The word Iringa’ in Hehe tribe and language means fort’. The town is beautiful to look at from the top with rough terrains intercepted by large green areas.
Iringa has a long historical background and it was set up by the Germans against the Hehe revolt in the 1890s. The administrative and political capital of the Iringa Region is Iringa.
The Ruaha River flows to the south of Iringa. There are many valleys and ridges that spread in the northern direction in Iringa. As the altitude of Iringa is very high, almost 5000 feet above sea level, the climate of the place is cool and also the temperature reaches freezing point in the months of June-August.
The architecture of Iringa is very different from that of other Tanzanian cities and towns. There is a mix of Bavarian and African architecture in the buildings of Iringa.
There are several places of tourist attraction in Iringa. The Isimila Stone Age site and the Gangilonga Rock are important among them. There are several restaurants and bars in the town, where tourists can pamper their taste buds.
Transportation in Iringa is good with frequent and regular bus services to Dar es Salam, Dodoma, Songea and Mbeya. More roads are being constructed for smooth transportation and communication facilities.
Opportunities for higher education are open in Iringa with Tumaini University, Ruaha University College and Iringa University College.