Opening of Lake Eyasi Tented Camp

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new camp, Lake Eyasi Tented Camp.  Lake Eyasi is a salt lake situated west of Arusha, close to the little town of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
 
Our new camp is located in one of the prime areas of Eyasi, with beautiful views to the lake.  In the heart of the land inhabited by the Hadzabe (Hadza) and Datoga tribes.   The Hadzabe tribe is also known as Bushmen.  Some 300–400 Hadza live as hunter-gatherers, much as their ancestors have for thousands or even tens of thousands of years; they are the last full-time hunter-gatherers in Africa.

The Hadza are not closely genetically related to any other people. While traditionally classified with the Khosian languages, primarily because it has clicks.

They are hunters and use bows and arrows to kill what they are going to eat.  They make their bows and arrows from a native willow tree which grows in the bush where they live, the arrows have metal tips which they get from the Datoga tribe. 
 
The Datoga people are farmers and craftsmen.  They are more sedentary and live in groups in mud huts.  They grow their own food, keep cattle and the men craft earrings, bracelets, arrow heads, etc. from metal which they melt on an open fire, keeping it alight using hand bellows.
 
The camp overlooks the lake and covers an area of 20 acres.  It consists of 10 tents with en suite facilities and a mess tent for meals.
 
The camp opens October 1st, 2013.

The Tanganyika Wilderness Camps team