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!