If you want to go for a “Hadzabe” Bushmen tribe tour in Africa, look no further.
Come join us on a bushman tour that will not only involve visiting and hunting with “hadzabe” tribe in Tanzania, but you will also get the chance to encounter the “Datoga” tribe who live around Lake Eyasi area.
The Bushman people (more accurately known as the San), are indigenous hunter-gatherers who previously inhabited very large parts of southern Africa, pre-dating the massive expansion of Bantu and European invaders into their ranges over the last 1000 years.
It is believed that the more hostile tribes of the Maasai and Mbulu, displaced this small African Bushman tribe from the Ngorongoro Crater and the Crater highland forests and they settled to their present-day land around Lake Eyasi.
About one hour drive southwest of Karatu (on the Outskirts of the Ngorongoro Crater), lies Lake Eyasi, one of the rift valley lakes that are situated in Tanzania.
It is a shallow seasonal lake that fills with water (after rains) and subsequently playing a host to a myriad of birds species and providing water for the “Hadzabe” tribe of Bushmen.
Today Bushmen can still be found in parts of Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, most commonly in the more remote parts of the Kalahari Desert, where many still adhere to their traditional way of life.
They are renowned for their incredible knowledge of the natural environment, their extraordinary ability to survive and thrive in very hard desert environments, their great skill as hunters, their unique culture and their wonderful rock-art which is widely distributed across southern parts of the continent.
Their language is similar to the Southern Africa’s Bushmen who speak the Click language, and it is believed to have the clicks and pops like no other “click language” up to now.
These African Bushmen tribe do not rear cattle or produce farm produce at any time and rely fully on Hunting and gathering of fruits and berries for their up keep. With their strong bows whose string is made from Giraffe tendons they are able to bring down small animals like dik-diks, baboons, monkeys, large and small birds, up to large animals like zebras, giraffes, and buffaloes.
The arrows are treated with a poison extracted from a tree well known to them.
The Bushmen tribes uses natural resources to produce necessary items, for example:
Our Recommended 2 Days Lake Eyasi – Bushmen Trip
Day 1: Arusha to Lake Eyasi
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 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.
Duration: 6 hours
Day 2: lake Eyasi to Arusha town
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. 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 for your next adventure with us.
Duration: 8 hours
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