2 DAYS LAKE EYASI CULTURAL TOUR FROM ARUSHA TOWN
This 2 days safari to Lake Eyasi is ideal for cultural tour lovers and after doing your wildlife tours. This tour gives you the chance to interact with the hadza community for hunting and cultural exchange. These are hunters and gatherers for honey and insect in the bush. Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. The lake is elongated, orientated southwest to northeast, and lies in the Eyasi-Wembere branch of the Great Rift Valley. During the dry season the lake may dry up almost entirely, especially in drier years, so that Datooga herders and Hadza foragers will cross the lake on foot, but in El Niño years it may flood its banks and attract hippopotamus from the Serengeti. It is a seasonal stop for migrating flamingos.
Enjoy complimentary hotel pick up early in the morning. After a brief introduction, the tour to Lake Eyasi starts and arrives in time for lunch at Tindiga tented camp. You relax in your rooms and later spend the whole of the afternoon exploring the lake helped by the locals. During dry season, you walk through the dried lake and the bush. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
After an early morning breakfast, you depart for your cultural tour with the hadza community. This is your day with typical cultural tribe and engage in real hunting together. It is a tribe of hunters and collectors, which formerly inhabited the Serengeti, but was forced away by stronger and more aggressive tribes. The Hadza live in traditional ways, hunting game such as dik-diks and collecting honey. Their huts are simple, built in a few hours and as easily abandoned. Like another people of hunters and collectors, the San tribe of the Kalahari in southern Africa, the Hadza speak a click language. After hunting and engagement with the tribe, you depart for Arusha with a stop for your lunch on the way. Later drop to your hotel or proceed to kilimanjaro airport for flight home.
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