Embark on an extraordinary journey with us to Lake Eyasi, a paradigm of stunning environmental beauty that proudly occupies Tanzania's northern location. Wedged between the Great Rift Valley's Eyasi Escarpment and the Kidero Mountains, the lake lies at the tail-end of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a mere 133km away from Lake Manyara. This saline haven unfolds over an impressive 1,050 square kilometers.
Extravagant walls formed from lavender-tinted lava encompass Lake Eyasi, its brackish waters found mainly below a 10-meter depth. Its primary source of water is the Sibiti River. This soda lake, like other Rift Valley bodies of water, is home to a variety of avian species, creating a haven for bird lovers while being the backdrop of the enchanting local tribes of Hadzabe and Datoga.
During our safari, you will get an intimate look into the lives of these indigenous tribes. The Hadzabe have been Lake Eyasi's dwellers, continuing their forager lifestyle, for more than 10,000 years. As one of the last tribes maintaining their ancient ways in the face of modernization, they live in caves, sporting garments made from animal hide. Their existence today faces challenges as commercial production forces them to forfeit their lands and blend into modern civilization.
A neighboring tribe, the Tindiga, also reside around Lake Eyasi. They, too, were once hunter-gatherers who now crave connection with the wider world. Living a nomadic life, divested of permanent households, they linger in the wilderness, deriving sustenance from the surrounding fauna and flora. Their unique customs, such as making use of monkey bone marrow in their day-to-day life, create a captivating experience that will leave you intrigued.
On your safari with us, you will visit these tribes and gain insight into their fascinating lifestyles against the captivating backdrop of Lake Eyasi. Get ready to witness traditional hunting methods, honey collection processes, and engaging dance performances. This excursion promises a cultural experience that will allow you to delve deep into Tanzania's tribal heart while absorbing its natural grandeur.