IDEAS FOR EXPERIENCING LAKE EYASI
Lake Eyasi is a huge soda lake that surpasses Lake Manyara in size, and the saline border extends and shrinks depending on the amount of rain that has fallen over the year. Doum palms are a very distinctive feature and in this fairly harsh environment the shade of the trees is both welcome and cooling. The sunsets here are superb, and the impressive western flank of the Rift Valley looms imperiously in the distance.
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they’ve most enjoyed while visiting Lake Eyasi, and which use the best local guides.
GO WALKING WITH THE HUNTER-GATHERER HADZABE TRIBE
You can spend your time at Kisima Ngeda enjoying morning and afternoon activities with your guide. Due to the nomadic nature of the Hadzabe tribe, visits with them cannot be absolutely guaranteed, however your guide will do their utmost to arrange this if at all possible. Trekking with this tribe is one of the most fascinating experiences you can do anywhere in East Africa. They are the last of the hunter-gatherer tribes and heading out with them on a hunt really takes you back to a different era.
Walks vary between 5-8 km and at times they walk fairly quickly. Such is the authentic nature of the hunt that if they find any sizeable game they will head off at great speed and it is virtually impossible to keep up. In this situation your guide will bring you back to camp. This is a fairly unusual scenario and most of the time they find only small game. You will also have the opportunity to go on a short walk with the women and also see how the families exist here in this harsh environment