Clicks in speech are not restricted to the bushmen of the Kalahari; the Hadzabe tribe, who’ve lived on the shores of Lake Eyasi for 10 000 years, will delight you with their language, a tongue that sounds at once foreign and oddly familiar. Perhaps the oldest tribe in Africa, the Hadzabe have consistently lived a hunter gatherer lifestyle without ever having to resort to farming, and you’ll gain first hand experience of their skills and rituals when visiting their village and accompanying them through the bush. Join the tribe to collect edible roots and berries and medicinal plants, or hunt with bow and arrow for meat, and revel in a rare insight into one of the world’s oldest extant cultures. An unforgettable experience.
Little known and seldom visited, secluded Lake Eyasi is a starkly beautiful bird-watching treasure trove and the renowned home of hippos and leopard. However, the lake’s true jewel is its ambience; tranquility unruffled by herds of 4WDs and minibuses is eagerly sought while on safari in the busier parks, but here it’s in soothing abundance. Migrating flamingos populate the waters too, their graceful curves a fitting match to the surrounds. You’ll likely keep your talk to a quiet murmur watching sunset from the surrounding hills; spectacular views at dusk are common all over Africa, but the serenity of Lake Eyasi is rarely beat.