Explore lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Lake Eyasi is the home of authentic Tanzania tribes, and a seasonal shallow salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau south of the Serengeti National Park and southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater.

The home to the Datoga tribe, Hadzabe, and bushmen (Watindiga), some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers on the continent.


The bushmen, also known as watindiga, are an ancient group of people without a permanent home. They communicate using tongue-clicking sounds in their own language. As hunters, they rely on bows and arrows to hunt, with baboons being their preferred prey. Crafting their weapons from a native willow tree found in their bush habitat, they use metal tips obtained from the Datoga tribe.


Also called the barbaing, also known as Manga'ti in Swahili, are nomadic Melodic-speaking people and skilled craftsmen (blacksmiths). They have a more settled lifestyle, living in mud huts within groups. They cultivate their own crops and raise cattle, while the men create metal jewelry like earrings, bracelets, and arrowheads by melting metal on an open fire using hand bellows to fan the flames. The Datoga tribe takes pride in considering themselves the oldest tribe in Tanzania and are renowned as skilled warriors, known for their stealth and ability to eliminate their enemies.

What To Do in Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi offers many activities to the safari tourists.

  • Birding Safari, Camping Safaris

  • Biking tour, walking Safari, Canoeing Safari

  • Sundowners, Bush Lunch and Dinner

  • Culture and village tour (Datoga, Bushmen, Hadzabe, Blacksmith)


Lake Eyasi has only a few accommodations from budget to Semi-luxury Lodge, and nearby Karatu city from budget, Sem-luxury, and Luxury lodges and camps.