2 Day Tanzania Safari Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribes

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Hadzabe tribe & Datoga Tribe

This is a short and sweet 2 day Tanzania cultural safari that takes you right off the beaten track into the remote Yaeda Valley, located to the southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater to explore the rare and diverse cultures of the Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribes.

This overnight trip offers a unique chance to learn and witness first-hand how the Hadza live off the land. Their bush skills are something that has been long forgotten across much of Africa, and time spent with the Hadza offers a very raw and authentic cultural experience – something you will never forget.

Beginning and ending in Arusha, the tour sets off with a 4×4 vehicle to Lake Eyasi located in the immediate southwest of Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The Eyasi Valley and nearby hills is the native homeland of the Hadzabe (Hadza), one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa with approximately 1,300 tribe members.

Spend the afternoon learning more about tomorrow from your guide, gaining an understanding of the Hadzabe people, their traditions and skills and also the wider area. Like other people of hunters and collectors, the San tribe of the Kalahari in southern Africa, the Hadza speak a click language.

You could also explore the lake with the help of the locals. During dry season, you walk through the dried lake and the bush. You will spend the night at a camp/ lodge in the region of Lake Eyasi. Accommodation options in Lake Eyasi include Lake Eyasi Tented Camp, Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp and Tindiga Tented Camp.

On the morning of day two, you will be accompanied by an expert guide who has a long-standing relationship with the group and after a welcome and an insight into the village life, we will have time to go hunting with Hadzabe.

Hunt for about an hour or 2, walking, running, crawling through bushes and looking in the shrubs for birds, antelopes, birds, mongooses and larger herbivores. The men run through the bush and if they find an animal to hunt, they will do so (and subsequently prepare and cook it on a fire).

They do not hold back from doing this, even when tourists accompany them, as it is their way of life. The women gather fruits, berries, tubers and greens. 

The local guide who is a member of the tribe teaches you more about how they hunt, track wildlife, make fire and even take honey from bee’s nests before introducing you to his people and explaining a little more about the customs and their way of life.

In the late morning you will visit the Datoga tribe. These pastoralists are also skilled blacksmiths. They collect metal scrap, which they cleverly process into bracelets, arrowheads and knives.

You also have the opportunity to visit one of the huts in the village. Here you can watch how women grind flour from corn, which later is used to bake bread. In the early afternoon you will return to Arusha/ Moshi bringing this 2 day Tanzania cultural safari to a close.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Arusha – Drive to Lake Eyasi (in the Great Rift Valley)
Day 2: Lake Eyasi – (visit the Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribe homesteads) – Drive to Arusha

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Arusha – Drive to Lake Eyasi

After breakfast at your hotel in Arusha, depart by road to Lake Eyasi, located in the immediate southwest of Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania in the East African Rift Valley.

The drive takes approximately 1 hour from Karatu, and you will arrive in the afternoon at your camp/ lodge in the Yaeda Valley. Spend the afternoon/ evening learning more about the days to come from your guide, gaining an understanding of the Hadzabe people, their traditions and skills and also the wider area.

You can also enjoy walks along the shores of the lake and spend afternoon exploring the area dotted with ancient Baobab trees. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation:
 Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge or Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Mid-Range Accommodation: Tindiga Tented Camp
Budget Accommodation: Camping at Chemchem (Spring Water) near the village of Mongola

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Lake Eyasi (visit with the Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribes) – Drive to Arusha

The Hadzabe Bushmen are the last true hunter-gatherers in East Africa, around the lake live about 700-800 tribesmen in small groups. The Hadzabe live almost the same way as our own ancestors in the Stone Age. They hunt animals with bow and arrow and collect fruits, roots and honey from the baobab trees.

After a welcome and an insight into the village life, it goes with some men on a common hunting. The hunt takes place at a fairly fast pace, especially when an animal is spotted. The Hadzabe hunt Antelopes and Gazelles, but also smaller animals such as birds or Mongooses.

In the late morning you will visit then the Datoga tribe. These pastoralists are also skilled blacksmiths. They collect metal scrap, which they cleverly process into bracelets, arrowheads and knives. You also have the opportunity to visit one of their huts in the village. Here you can watch how women grind flour from corn, which they later use to bake bread.

In the early afternoon you will return to Arusha/ Moshi bringing this 2 day Tanzania cultural safari to a close.

Meal Plan:{Breakfast & Lunch}

2 Day Tanzania Safari Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribes Prices

2 Day Tanzania Safari Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribes Rates Includes:

Mineral water during tour + All meals included while on safari + Professional experienced driver-guide + All applicable village entrance fees + Guaranteed window seating with an open-top + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water & Accommodations of your choice in Lake Eyasi

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Children Aged 2 to 12 Years

 1st January 2022

31st December 2022 Request for rates

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Notes


2 Day Tanzania Safari Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribes Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Accommodations in Arusha or Moshi
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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