Hunting with the Hadzabe Bushmen
6 exciting days full of tribal life at Lake Eyasi

Day 1: Lake Eyasi
In the early morning we'll pick you up at your hotel in Arusha and depart for Lake Eyasi, east of Lake Manyara. After our arrival at the Lake Eyasi bush camp we'll make a guided walk to get familar with the surroundings and learn more about the culture around here. We'll have a very active day before returning to our camp for dinner. 

Day 2: Hadzabe Bushmen Hunt
We will have an exciting day. Accompanied by a local guide you will be introduced to the Hadzabe bushmen in the morning. You will witness how they get ready for hunting and watch them preparing arrows using poison. Then we'll take off all together for a hunt. Our guide is very experienced and will interpret what we will get to see. After returning from hunting our guide will show us around where the Hadzabe live - they use caves as a home. We'll see the places where they collect fruits and roots and find their water during dry season. 

Day 3: Hadzabe everyday life
Today we will hike together with the Hadzabe. We'll see how they make fire and which typed of trees are suitable for what purpose. The Hadzabe will show us where they collect honey and teach us how they cure diseases preparing medicines of nature's gifts. We'll be back to our bush campsite for dinner. 

Day 4: Visiting the Datoga Nomades    
After breakfast we will visit the Datoga nomades, a group of families families living around Lake Eyasi as well. Our local guide speaks their language and can answer any question. The Datoga are mostly pastoralists and are used to biological food. They move from place to place to find good pastures for their animals. At dinnertime we'll return to the Bush Campsite. 

Day 5: Datoga everyday life    
Right after breakfast we'll return to the Datoga to learn more about their way of life. We'll see them digging holes for water and hunt small animals they like to eat. They'll show us how they keep their food. And if we're lucky there is a ceremonial party we can attend. The best season for wedding and circumcision ceremonies is from January to July. For finner and overnight we will return to our bush camp. 

Day 6: Visit the Blacksmith    
Our last day will start quite early in the morning. Our guide will take us to the place where the Datoga blacksmith lives. He makes jewelry as well as weapons using a local method to melt iron. We'll watch him making weapons - the Datoga use arrows, spears and knives. We'll have a very intersting morning, be back to the campsite for lunch and then get ready for our way back. We'll drive you to Arusha, to your hotel, where our Tour ends. 

You will have had an adventurous time with the Hadzabe and the Datoga and will return home with precious memories and photos.

Optional Extensions
Safari at the northern Parks of Tanzania - Pre-Trip Extension, 5 Days
Mt Meru trekking - Post-Trip Extension, 4 Days
Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia island - Post-Trip Extension, 5 Days

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