The Hadzabe live in harmony with each other, nature, and themselves, they still live in the dry woodlands of remote Lake Eyasi, which is one of the last and most remote Bushmen tribes.
It is almost impossible to spend time with traditional hunter-gatherer tribes and not affect the way they live. But the Hadzabe in Northern Tanzania lives today as they have lived thousands of years: hunting for game with bows and arrows, gathering honey from the beautiful African baobab trees, and digging for roots and tubers from deep within the arid ground of the acacia bushland.
Preserve unique culture
Over the last few decades, the Hadzabe bushman has been pushed deeper and deeper into the bushland, and are now fighting to preserve their unique culture and traditions. Northland Tanzania Safaris and a few other like-minded companies are trying to help the Hadzabe to determine their own future and receive fair treatment. We have access to the area and by visiting them funds are channeled straight to various village accounts that act in their interests.
Visit Hadzabe village
We spend time with one of the Hadzabe communities that choose to live a traditional hunter-gather lifestyle. They live far from the normal tourist route and are therefore very difficult to reach by car. We always plan to spend three nights in a small mobile camp close to the Hadzabe village. Also since it is difficult to understand and absorb the harmony and serenity of the Hadzabe with a flying visit. Three days allows you to really connect with these wonderful people.
One whole day we join the men on hunting and honey gathering trips. We try to keep groups of guests small in order to avoid alerting the game to our presence and having an adverse effect on their hunting. The day could well involve walking and tracking of wild game. Although one might think that meat forms a large part of the diet, the Hadzabe are largely vegetarians and the majority of their meals are based around honey and fruit.
Join Hadzabe woman
The second day we spent with the women in the village. Joining them as they forage for roots, tubers, and berries. This is a wonderful day learning about plants and their various uses.
Close to nature
Spending time with the Bushmen is a powerful experience and hard to beat. But we also live and walk in the most beautiful African bush, constantly surrounded by wild animals. Anybody who enjoys spending time close to nature in the wild will love this trip. Some of our campsites are set at the foot of a rocky outcrop that is sacred to the Hadzabe people, and from the top, there are stunning views of the valley, and beyond to the reaches of Lake Eyasi. Most afternoons are spent in and around camp, relaxing and taking our own bushwalks in the area. By late afternoon, the sunsets from the escarpment are spectacular.
Unique cultural encounter
This cultural experience is one of the most sensitive cultural encounters available in the world today. The essence of Hadzabe culture can be summed up in one word: Harmony. They live in harmony with each other, nature, and themselves.
A visit to the Hadzabe fits well between Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
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Note. It is crucial, to select a visit to the Hadzabe carefully, as some of the groups are very commercialized and do not properly reflect the unique charisma and identity of these ancient people.