Lake Eyasi is a wide salt lake in an unspoilt conservation area of Tanzania, which is home to some of the last hunter-gatherer people in Africa still living their traditional lifestyle. Set overlooking its shores is Lake Eyasi Tented Camp, an intimate luxury camp newly built by Tanganyika Wilderness Camps. Designed for those who want to include a cultural element in their Tanzanian safari adventure, the camp’s main focus is cultural visits to the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes, making a fascinating interlude between wildlife safaris in the nearby Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti to the north.
Just ten luxury tents make up the camp positioned overlooking the shores of the lake. All have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet and solar-heated hot running water for showers. Comfortable king-sized and twin beds look out over the view and there are safari chairs on each private verandah to relax and enjoy the tranquillity.
It’s a true wilderness camp, with no internet, but solar powered electricity provides the lighting and satellite telephone is there to keep you connected if necessary. A roomy mess tent is the central point of the camp, serving ample breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and picnic breakfasts and lunches can also be arranged.
Guests gather around the camp fire at night with an aperitivo to look at the stars and swap stories of the day’s activities. The visits to the local tribes are the highlight: guests spend time walking in the wild landscapes alongside the hunter-gatherer Hadzabe people, learning how they subsist off the seemingly inhospitable bush, with only bow and arrow for hunting; then spend time visiting the farming Datoga people, who are pastoralist farmers and craftsmen.
These genuine interactions provide intriguing insights into a way of life so different from our own and are a memorable experience for adults and children alike.
Lake Eyasi Tented Camp offers a unique opportunity to interact with a way of life that is fast vanishing and to gain a more complete perspective of Tanzania’s rich natural heritage and history, while providing all the comforts of luxury camping in the tranquillity of the African bush.
- Cultural Tours
- Game Viewing
- General Sightseeing