Hadzabe tribe visit at Lake Eyasi

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With an estimated population of fewer than 2,000 individuals, the Hadzabe are one of the last tribes to stay true to their tribal history. Existing far from the crowds and globalization that inevitably follow tourism, they exist much as they always have. The Hadzabe people live in caves near Lake Eyasi, and their isolation and shrinking numbers have allowed them to avoid the HIV epidemic and other diseases that have spread due to intertribal marriages.

Men typically hunt and bring home honey to feed their families, while women and children gather fruits, berries, and roots with which to supplement their diet.

The men are particularly adept hunters, and their daring and inventive hunting style is a sight to behold. Using parts harvested from other animals, they cunningly lure and put down game. They use locally made poisons and ingenious camouflage to hunt.

As this is their only source of food, they are the only tribe permitted to hunt in the Serengeti.

Whether overnighting in nearby lodges or travelling across from Karatu, visitors can join an early morning hunting demonstration before exploring the lake Eyasi region by car or on foot.

 

A distinctive feature of Hadzabe culture is their language. The Hadzabe language is an idiosyncratic tongue of clicks. It is similar to that of the famous Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. Despite this and their similar physical appearances, DNA testing has shown no relations between the two groups. 

 

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Still leading the same hunter-gatherer lifestyle that has sustained their people for generations, the Hadzabe of Tanzania's Lake Eyasi region are no less fascinating or representative of African culture as the renowned Masai people. Our guests can not only visit with these traditional people but also witness a thrilling sunrise hunt to see just how these hardy people have survived in the sometimes harsh Tanzanian wilderness for thousands of years.


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Rise before the shine and join the Hadzabe bushmen for the opportunity to hunt for your own food! The local hunters will prepare a demonstration of hunting techniques just for us. Far from being a mere performance, this display reveals a great deal about their everyday lives when they must hunt for animals to feed their families. You will see firsthand how the Hadzabe use distinctive motions and even the body parts of certain animals to lure their prey close enough that they can be brought down with hand-crafted poisons.


After a late breakfast, you'll have the opportunity for a drive around Lake Eyasi proper. A variety of bird and mammal life is on display, occasionally even flamingos and hippos call the lake home.

 

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