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Lake Eyasi

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Lake Eyasi (Tanzania’s largest soda lake) forms part of the Ngorongoro Conservation area’s southern border, but unlike Ngorongoro, is seldom visited. However, for travelers with a keen interest in genuine, “off the beaten track” cultural immersion, visiting the local Wahadzabi (Hadzabe) Bushmen residing near Lake Eyasi is a must. The Wahadzabi are a relic from a bygone age: they are veritable, traditional hunter-gatherers, hunting birds and small game with bow and arrow in hand, and gathering wild fruits, roots and tubers. Such travelers should also consider visiting the local Datoga (Mang’ati) tribe. They, like the Maasai, are pastoralists. However, unlike the Maasai, a visit to one of their village is often very exclusive: typically, your group and your guide are the only visitors!

Best Time To Go there

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Tanzania

Lake Manyara
excellent
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fair
excellent
Ngorongoro
excellent
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good
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good
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Serengeti (S.E)
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poor
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good
Serengeti (Other)
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good
Tarangire
good
good
good
fair
fair
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Selous & Ruaha
good
good
fair
closed
closed
good
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good

Kenya

Amboseli
excellent
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fair
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Tsavo
excellent
good
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poor
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fair
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fair
good
Masai Mara
excellent
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good
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good
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Aberdare
excellent
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good
poor
poor
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good
fair
excellent
Samburu, Buffalo
excellent
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good
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Springs & Shaba
excellent
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fair
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good
fair
good
Lewa Downs
excellent
excellent
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fair
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Uganda, Rwanda

excellent
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fair
fair
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good
good
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Kibale, Volcano
excellent
excellent
excellent
fair
fair
excellent
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excellent
excellent
good
good
excellent
Murchison
excellent
excellent
excellent
fair
fair
excellent
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good
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