Lake Eyasi is a semi alkaline Lake on Northern Tanzania, tourist can hardly discover this wild as it is nearly untouched & unexplored area, you will definitely be impressed when visiting it. The Lake stretching for about 50 km (31 miles) to the southwest. To the Northeast from the horizon you can see an impressive Ngorongoro highlands and to the North the endless plains of Serengeti.
This area is occupied by small groups of bushmen – the Hadzabe and Tindiga people who live in groups. Their livelihood is depending on hunting with bow and arrows as well as gathering of eggs, roots, tubers and wild fruits just as much as humankind who lived in the Stone Age. Over 100 years ago, when the stronger Masai tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti the tribes made the area around Lake Eyasi their home. Another interesting tribe in this area is the Datoga “The blacksmith”. Probably these are the last remaining tribes of bushmen in East Africa.
Since we have made friends with these natives for many years, they are happy & willing to accompany us and show us their livelihood & their hunting skills. Bushman visit is mostly combined with our Northern Tanzania safaris.
The tour can include a half day game drive at Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park then drive to the remote lake Eyasi for some cultural encounter which include visiting Datoga tribe where you walk around their village with a local guide to experience their livelihood. After you will visit the blacksmith who are making a lot of stuff which includes arrows & how they poison them, spears, bows, bids, neck less & many more.
Late afternoon you will go for sunset walk at the lake shore before driving to your lodge/campsite for dinner & overnight.
The following day as early as 05:30 you will go for an interesting hunting with the Hadzabe (bushman) which will includes tuition on surviving skills, after you will return back to your lodge/campsite for full breakfast before driving to Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater or elsewhere.
Don’t miss a chance to mingle with these indigenous tribe in Lake Eyasi during your Northern Tanzania Safari. Karibu Sana!