Northeast of Iringa is Gangilonga Rock, which, in the language of the local Hehe tribe, means Talking Rock.
The chief of the Hehe tribe, chief Mkwawa, used to go and meditate on this rock.
During the Second World War, Mkwawa chose this location, from which it is possible to have a wide view, to meet his soldiers and his scouts for updates on the movements of the German troops. Checking their movements, the chief learned that the Germans were chasing him and was able to prepare for the counteroffensive.
It is easy to reach its top, on foot or by taxi, to admire a magnificent view over the whole city.