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Overview: 

The Hadzabe Tribe live in the dry terrain near Lake Eyasi, south of Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. They have existed in this region for over 3000 years. The Hadzabe people are nomads and thus don’t live in the same place for long. They only set up camp for several days or even months and then when they have harvested the resources of their current location, they move to another area. Their moves are normally influenced by climate changes and the availability of wild fruits and vegetation for their animals. They build homes by weaving small huts out of sticks from the euphorbia bush.

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast depart by road to Lake Manyara National Park. The game in this petite park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant.

It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see tree-climbing lions, which we may declare our day’s quest, being so thoroughly sated with the big herds of preceding parks. Manyara’s great shock of pink flamingoes will also delight.

Luxury Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Wildlife Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Figi Lodge

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Drive to Lake Eyasi (Hadza Culture Tour)

A lovely drive takes us to Ngorongoro Crater and then to Lake Eyasi on a very rough trail for 2 hours drive; the road circumnavigates the Ngorongoro crater and head south west to Mongola Village; have a contact to local tribesmen and impression of Barabaig / Hadza / San tribes.

The Hadza number just under 1000. Some 300–400 Hadza live as hunter-gatherers, much as their ancestors have for thousands or even tens of thousands of years; they are the last functioning hunter-gatherers in Africa.

Our accommodations are at Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp situated on the shores of Lake Eyasi, with sweeping views toward the Rift.

Luxury Accommodation: Kisima Ngeda Camp

Budget Accommodation: Camping at Chemchem (Spring Water) near the village of Mongola

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Walking with Hadza in Lake Eyasi Bush

Very early morning (0545am) you’ll drive to the dwellings of the famous Hadzabe tribe in the bush for cultural interaction. Join the Hadza tribe and go to forage, and during the course of day eat while foraging, and also bring back some honey, fruit, or wild game when available.

While traditionally considered an East African branch of the Khoisan peoples, primarily because their language has clicks, modern genetic research suggests that they may be more closely related to the Pygmies. Get an opportunity to walk with them and watch the way they hunt or collect honey and insects.

Luxury Accommodation: Kisima Ngeda Camp

Budget Accommodation: Camping at Chemchem (Spring Water) near the village of Mongola

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Drive back to Arusha

After farewell to the village tribesmen, return back to Arusha visiting Makuyuni/ Mto wa Mbu.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

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