Lake Eyasi

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Michelene D
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
You have separate cottages and a main reception area where the only Wi-Fi is available. When you come over to ask, I do not expect Wi-Fi to be present at all times you must roll with the punches. This lodge is so beautiful and the grounds are really nice. They do have a lovely pool. And this is one of the best showers. We have experienced on the Safari. The food is amazing. And if you want a cup of tea, they’ll just go and get you a cup of tea. I highly recommend this safari lodge.
Written September 20, 2023
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Evvora
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
No one is allowed to contaminate the basics of the awesome cultural heritage that these mighty people of mighty tribe has run for thousands of years. An eye opener.
Written January 10, 2020
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4month22
columbia, tn26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
We told our children to remember the day we spent with the Hadzabe tribe near Lake Eyasi - I can't imagine we will never see anything like this again! There are less than 1,500 people remaining in this tribe, and it's unlikely they will remain when my children are grown. My 9 year old son got to hunt with the young men, and they killed doves with bows and arrows, and started a fire to roast the birds and eat them. For a young boy, this was the adventure of a lifetime! My daughters danced and sang with the women, and played with the babies. I was amazed at the faith of the Hadzabe, who live the way their ancestors lived for thousands of years. They have faith that the land will provide food each day, so they have no need for food storage. Our safari guide arranged for a local guide, named Michael, to go with us, as he had stayed with the tribe for several months and knew some of the isolated click language. His explanations of the Hadzabe way of life really added to the experience. The bushmen were so kind to my children and enthusiastic about sharing their culture with us. I left admiring them for their faith and for keeping their traditions alive, and a little jealous that they were able to spend so many hours hunting and gathering with their children. All in all, an unforgettable experience that we may never have again!
Written September 12, 2019
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SandraKaribu
Arusha, Tanzania105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Visiting and learning about the Hadza was an eye opener and I loved it. Talk about being abel to fully immerse yourself in their daily routine...and join them for something to eat...and sing and dance with them...and go on a hunt with them. Incredible experience and one I will forever treasure.
Written October 17, 2018
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Worldwide-Expedition
Arusha, Tanzania4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Everytime I visit the Hadza, it´s amazing. I learnd a lot of things from them for my normal life. Things like "take it easy" or that you don´t need much for a happy life. Be a family, a community, a tribe. These people are one of the latest who lifes like that, I hope they can do it for ever.
Written March 28, 2024
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NATURE AND CULTURE EXPERIENCE
Arusha, Tanzania21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
The trip was lively!. Our guests had a chance to immerse themselves into Hadzabe culture. “A quality experience “
Written October 25, 2023
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Moses Turner
Chicago, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It was a fascinating afternoon spent visiting the Hadzabe people. Their approach to life is worth emulating, so simple but altruistic. There is so much humanity can learn from these proud people.
I am am a better person from this short but worthwhile experience
Written June 8, 2022
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Rochelle
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Hadzabe hunter gatherer tribe lives in Lake Eyasi basin. Charming welcome, fun dance moves and hunting games for us.
Great adventuourous experience
Written October 1, 2019
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Sue G
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Hadzabe tribe, less than 1,200-1,300 left, live in the Lake Eyasi area. Camps are crude and they move frequently for game. We visited one camp with about 20 people living there and walked with the young hunters as they took their bows and arrows out to find birds, fruits and berries. Spending half a day with the tribe was quite an experience. They showed us how they start fires using a pointed wooden stick, a knife, some wood and grass. Hubby and I tried it and we both failed. Then we tried to shoot a bow and arrow and again, we weren’t able to match their skill. I couldn’t’ even draw the bow back. Also in the area is the Dagota tribe whose people are blacksmiths working with metals from recycled car parts. We watched as they used primitive methods to make metal objects including stoking the charcoal fire with bellows made from cow skin. They make the arrow points and trade with the Hadzabe. I purchased a leather bracelet decorated with aluminum and brass. It is one of a kind. If you have the chance to experience it-do it.
Written May 26, 2019
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Safaris-Holiday
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Lake Eyasi is in the southwestern corner of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and home to the Hadzabe Bushmen, the hunter gatherer lifestyle which is one of the few in Africa where their tribal life is still fully untouched and unchanged by the civilized world. They hunt and gathering different kinds of fruits, edible roots and honey, they use traditional medicine from trees backs, leaves, roots, etc. to prevent, treat and cure diseases. Caves serves as their shelter while utilize animals by using its meet as food and their skin as clothes to cover their private and important body parts. My personal research indicates that; In the near future, the Hadzabe culture might totally disappear due to forces from the civilization towards their land for cultivation, education, better shelter and other mankind civilized activities. In the area around Lake Eyasi there are also other tribes such as Datoga, Tindiga and Mbulu. Lake Eyasi’s water levels vary between the rainy and dry seasons, during the dry season the lake dries out completely and animals in the area shares what water left for them, once the rain season touch the ground the lake collects a lot of water and can get too deep while attracting Hippos, Catfish, Lungfish and vast number of birds sizes and colors such as Africa spoonbill, flamingos, gray headed gulls, great white pelicans, pied avocet and yellow-billed storks. A visit to the Hadzabe land offers a unique and unforgettable experience from ancient culture.
Written May 7, 2019
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