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A salt lake situated between the Rift Valley’s Eyasi escarpment and the Kidero Mountains, the area around Lake Eyasi is home to the Hadzabe bushmen, some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers on the continent. The Hadzabe have inhabited the acacia forests and scrubland around Eyasi for over 10,000 years. They are Tanzania's last Nomads. They have had many difficulties over the decades and many conservationists have done their part to help these people preserve their lifestyle and dignity. The Hadzabe live off the land and hunt for their food. They make their own bows and arrows. Going on a hunting trip with them is very memorable and when they make a kill, nothing goes to waste. What they do not eat, their dogs do. A fire is made to burn the fur and meat, and the insides are eaten raw. There are only approximately 200 of these Nomads left in the region, so you can see why it is important for them to survive and be able to live their lives as they see fit.

The string on their lethal bows is made from giraffe tendons and the arrows are coated with a strong poison made from another tree. The commiphora tree provides excellent firewood which they kindle by rubbing wood, a green commiphora provides a mosquito-repelling sap, juice squeezed out of the sansaveria provides a cure for snake bites while aloe is used to heal cuts. Roots provide a wide range of medicines and the mighty baobab fruits as a source of drink. A few hours spent with the bushmen makes the apparently inhospitable bush country come to life and to watch them hunt a unique experience as they stealthily spot then creep up on their prey skilfully killing it.


This is an ideal place for bird-watchers or those who just want to relax to spend two or three nights in total peace.

ITINERARY


Day One:

Arrive in Arusha in good time or lunch,
After lunch drive to Lake Eyasi (160 kms spent on a tarmac road in 2.5hrs).
There is 50 kms of rough road, driving south-west of Karatu village. You will arrive at the northern shore of Lake Eyasi in an hour time, a mildly alkaline lake stretching for about 50km to the south-west. To the north-east the horizon is dominated by the Crater Highlands, to the north, beyond an escarpment the plains of the Serengeti.
Upon arrival you will be assisted to check in on your accommodation.



Day Two & Three:

Two entire days reserved to explore this unique place,
All meals and overnight at the Tented Camp / Lodge



Day Four:

A leisurely breakfast at your Camp / Lodge and thereafter collect picnic lunch boxes and drive to Arusha.


This visit can be extended to the visit to Lake Manyara or Ngorongoro or Serengeti etc only depending on how much time do you have to stay away from the crowd.



There are two main accommodation in this place i.e. Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp and Tindiga Tented Lodge



Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp


Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp is situated on the shores of Lake Eyasi, with sweeping views towards the rift. Across this seasonal soda lake, the Alipi escarpment wall rises 2,000 feet up into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area providing a stunning backdrop. The camp is beautifully set in a Llala palm and acacia forest and is part of 200-acre family-owned farm with a natural spring nearby which feeds into the lake.


Tindiga Tented Lodge


This is a small scale lodge with 10 rooms.
The spacious rooms all have ensuite bathrooms with showers and toilets. Due to the size of the lodge, personalized service and quality is a guarantee.
The lodge blends in beautifully with the natural environment and we try our best to run the camp with an eco-friendly approach; protecting and preserving the natural resources.

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