Hot and dry, the Lake Eyasi area is located on the floor of the Rift Valley. An escarpment rises to the north into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area while a salt or “soda” lake lies on the valley floor. The region is especially suited to exploring on foot and we do this with our local guides.
It’s here that the Wahudzabe tribe lives. This dwindling population of hunter-gatherers still maintain their thousand year old traditions, albeit with great difficulty. Their language contains clicks, only one of two such linguistic patterns in Tanzania and while there are few similarities between the two, it’s likely there is a connection between Ki-hadzabe and the San or bushman language of southern Africa.
A visit to this unique tribe is an interesting learning experience and we can spend the day observing their ways. We can set up our own camp in the area or make use of a permanent tented camp.
Expect to experience:
The Wahudzabe hunter gatherers still living a very traditional life style.
Stone age archaeological sites.
Stunning views of the Eyasi rift.
Vast numbers of water birds on the lake and surrounding springs and rivers.
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